Word/Excel, etc, what's best on Droid?

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  1. v188

    v188 New Member

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    I'd like to view Word or Excel docs on my Droid. I kind of planned to send them to myself via email. I don't want to create the docs, just view them. Could anyone give me some ideas on apps that might help me do this?

    I know I can buy a ~$15 program, but I'd really like a cheaper program, since i just want to view. Any thoughts, or point me to the app location?
     
  2. bacalao

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    I know I have a few applications for viewing: docs to go, offiviewer, and beam reader. All from market free. Works so far except that office viewer has a file size viewing limit of 1MB (more if you pay). Give em shot and see if they work for your needs.
     
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    ConqSoft Active Member

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    If you only want to view Word/Excel, you don't need anything. There's an undocumented viewer that comes with the Moto Droid, already built in.
     
  4. ronjon444

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    Cannot get excel files to open from email or after you select the attachment it asks to save it on the SD card. The file cannot be found even when you open Quick Office first. Also, does Quick Office allow you to make an excel or word document from scratch??

    Had a Palm and a Blackberry - this phone is very weak in the email, documents and data entry / modification capabilities.
     
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    I use "Docs to Go" by Dataviz. Here is a bl;ub on their page

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    • Free Word & Excel viewers for all Android-based devices! Get it now!

    • Full featured. Documents To Go is not just a viewer, it's a complete solution with a full range of viewing AND editing features. Customers can unlock premium features by purchasing the 'Full Version Key' from the Android Market or our online store.

    • First & only. Documents To Go is the first mobile Office suite for Android that supports editing of native Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint files!

    • Powered by InTact Technology. DataViz' acclaimed technology ensures all original file formatting is retained once a file has been edited on a smartphone and forwarded on.

    • Send & receive attachments. Documents To Go is tightly integrated with Gmail and other e-mail applications like RoadSync for quick and easy native attachment downloading and sending.

    • Native. Open Word and Excel files on your Android smartphone without any desktop or server conversion needed.

    • Nothing new to learn. Documents To Go was designed and developed with the Android device user in mind - everything from the menus to the touchscreen to trackball is supported for a familiar look and feel.

    • Selected by Google to showcase our latest Android developments at Google I/O, their largest devleoper conference of the year. Watch a clip.
    Included on select handsets from leading manufacturers like the T-Mobile Pulse (Huawei U8220.)
     
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    Docs to Go

    Thanks alot. Used this ap on my Palm Centro and really liked it. Will go get it now.
     
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    Question, if you have a program like docs to go, would you edit the word and excel docs using a pointer?
     
  8. ronjon444

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    Docs to Go by Datavitz

    I think I will look around for a free application before I pay the $15.00 for docs to go. It was ok.
     
  9. Backnblack

    Backnblack Premium Member
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    +1 for Docs to Go
     
  10. MinConst

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    I've used Documents to Go for some time on my Centro. Loved it. When I got the Moto Droid it was the first app I got. Paid for that night. I do edit worksheets everyday. There are a couple of things I miss. One is sync. Needing to copy or e-mail a document back and forth is kind of an extra step. But I'm getting use to that. Another is I created a Word document on my PC that contained a drawing and text boxes. It seems these things are not supported in DTG. I wrote them and requested both these options in a future release.
    Other than that the program is solid, and extremely useful. Free if you don't need to edit.
    P.S. There is no stylus support on the droid. So fat fingers is another thing to get use to :motdroidhoriz:
     
  11. droiduser123

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    Thanks to all for the heads up on Docs to Go. I installed it, but still not able to open excel in my email? What am I doing wrong? Thank you!
     
  12. MinConst

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    Not sure if this is it but did you save the document before trying to open it? I transfer my worksheets by USB so I'm not sure of an email attachment.
     
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