16 responses

  1. Jason Yeaman
    February 13, 2013

    Why email yourself a pages, numbers or keynote document?

    It’s in the cloud. So it will be in the doc repository on all your iDevices and your Mac.

    Sending yourself an email attachment of a file you already have wastes storage on both devices, and is a complete waste of bandwidth.

    • TeachMeiOS
      February 13, 2013

      That’s a really good point. If a person is using Pages or Numbers with iCloud, there is no need to transfer the document from computer to iDevice – it will already be there. However, in this situation, I’m thinking more of Word and Excel documents that you want to transfer between devices that are created and shared in apps that do not necessarily have iCloud integration. Thanks for the comment!

  2. Carole Rains
    April 11, 2013

    Really helpful. I tried QuickOffice initially, but the free app doesn’t work if you don’t have a Google Business account. Installed the CloudOn app on my ipad, connected to DropBox and Google Drive, and it works like a charm.

    • T-J Berkman
      April 30, 2013

      Thanks Carole, I don’t have a Google Business account so reading your comment meant I went straight to CloudOn and saved heaps of time when a deadline was looming. Appreciate you bothered to post this comment, thanks!

  3. David Armin
    April 18, 2013

    I use the reviewing toolbar in Word. do either of these apps enable me to use this function? Also, I love Dropbox but problem with ipad is that I cannot access DB contents unless connected to Internet.

    • TeachMeiOS
      April 19, 2013

      The CloudOn app has the review toolbar and allows you to track changes etc. just like Microsoft Word. Yes, Dropbox is great but I do wish there was a feature that allowed for storing documents offline. A good alternative to Dropbox is Box. Box does have a feature where you can mark files or folders as favorites for offline viewing.

  4. Steven Morgan
    May 12, 2013

    I work at a Mackay Solicitors/Lawyers firm and have used QuickOffice for almost 2 years. However, it seems that Google have now bought QuickOffice and removed support for DropBox, which was really really disappointing. For me, this product is now completely useless. I am going to check out CloudOn as an alternative now.

  5. Kim G
    May 21, 2013

    I’ve gone with CloudOn for similar reasons to Carole. It is BRILLIANT. I can access documents offline, not sure if that’s a CloudOn or Dropbox feature but it works a treat. I am noticing my iPad slowing down. Does anyone know if by adding CloudOn do files duplicate or is it just a drive/folder/shortcut link to the original?

    • Doug Holcomb
      May 21, 2013

      Typically, if you are using Dropbox to share files between your computer and your iPad, it is opening and saving the actual file and not duplicating it. This is part of why it works so well!

  6. 3lis3
    July 25, 2013

    Personally, to import and export Microsoft files I use Beesy application: http://www.beesapps.com/management-productivity/import-powerpoint-on-ipad/. The advantage of this tool is that it is possible to have these files on iPad and make annotations, comments, suggestions in margin of these docuement before returning to the person concerned. In my professional life, this feature is very useful especially in shipments of account.

  7. Arthur W Lichtenberger
    July 28, 2013

    Cloudon does not have ‘save-as’ functionality, while Quick Office does. So if you work collaboratively and want to keep new versions of documents, or you use templates and must rename the document, Couldon will not work for you (hard to believe they didn’t build this simple functionality into their otherwise brilliant product.

  8. Jay Kay
    November 20, 2013

    Hey guyz try smart office 2 its perfect for me

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