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  • Microsoft Office for iPhone in a week?


    Dataviz, well-known for their Palm OS software, are promising to bring MS Office editing to the iPhone via their new app, DocumentsToGo. The app will be demoed at the Mobile World Congress which runs February 16-19 in Barcelona. The app will also run on Android.

    Pricing information has not been released, but the app for Palm OS runs $89.99 in its fullest form, with two lighter version at $49.99 (doesn't support Outlook on that version) and $29.99 (missing a ton of features, like Mac-created doc support). It'd be interesting to see if they stay at that price point or try to go lower - they really have no competition in this arena.

    The closest competitor at the moment is MobileFiles Pro by Quickoffice, which only allows for editing of Excel files, and reading of other MS Office documents. That app sells for $9.99.

    Looks like we'll know more come MWC - we'll let you know then, too.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Microsoft Office for iPhone in a week? started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 40 Comments
    1. dualcorex's Avatar
      dualcorex -
      Quote Originally Posted by Aumz View Post
      Great something that all other smartphones have and we have to pay for it...not good at all.

      How many would be prepared to pay to use office on the go...especially since they may already have paid for a licence to use it on their home computers.

      What about companies that may have a number of iphone on their plans, that is a lot to spend out especially in this economic climate.
      ya that should be treated as an extenstion. not a full fledged program.

      $5 max
    1. Silenus's Avatar
      Silenus -
      Quote Originally Posted by bruinsrme View Post
      though $5100 may seem a lot to some for me it is extremely inexpensive for me. this will be an such a convenience for me.
      Can't wait!!!!

      I will opt for the fullest version available
      Did you read what you wrote before you pressed the Submint Reply button?
    1. BigBossFan's Avatar
      BigBossFan -
      thats gonna be sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet
    1. perezinthenet's Avatar
      perezinthenet -
      Will you be able to create document as well as edit them?
    1. techrider62's Avatar
      techrider62 -
      I want flash
    1. JStraitiff's Avatar
      JStraitiff -
      Quote Originally Posted by techrider62 View Post
      I want flash
      wow you actually think that this is a good place to post that? it has NOTHING to do with the topic.

      posts like these are the reason that threads die
    1. techrider62's Avatar
      techrider62 -
      It's just the point they can get everything but flash to work on this phone sorry
    1. kofster's Avatar
      kofster -
      This is cool and all but how are you going to EDIT a file someone emails to you when the iPhone does not YET support saving of Office or iWork documents the way it does image files.
      Cause regardless of what people say, I really do not see myself creating documents on any mobile device that small. There is plenty screen real estate but for the function, we'll see how it goes.
    1. ajl917's Avatar
      ajl917 -
      IMO, if that document is that important that you would try to edit it on that tiny screen on your iPhone, you should just find a computer to edit it with...
    1. idolpunk's Avatar
      idolpunk -
      sounds good to me!
    1. EGutierrez91's Avatar
      EGutierrez91 -
      The iPhone doesn't have support for browsing those different files on your iPhone. If I could import it via AirSharing, and then edit it, it'd make sense. Would you have to send that document through it's own app, the same way AirSharing works? It's rather ridiculous that we can't have one central place for documents and other files like we do for images.

      I hope 3.0 for the iPhone involves some MAJOR changes, or I'll be getting a WM phone, sadly to say. I purchased the iPhone recently switching over from being a strict WM user. I'm happy with it, but just wished it had some basic features that other phones have.

      As for this MSOffice app. If it's more than $10 and/or requires you to send files via it's own app and doesn't allow you to manage your files, it isn't something I'm willing to drop my money on.
    1. rel1215's Avatar
      rel1215 -
      Quote Originally Posted by EGutierrez91 View Post
      The iPhone doesn't have support for browsing those different files on your iPhone. If I could import it via AirSharing, and then edit it, it'd make sense. Would you have to send that document through it's own app, the same way AirSharing works? It's rather ridiculous that we can't have one central place for documents and other files like we do for images.

      I hope 3.0 for the iPhone involves some MAJOR changes, or I'll be getting a WM phone, sadly to say. I purchased the iPhone recently switching over from being a strict WM user. I'm happy with it, but just wished it had some basic features that other phones have.

      As for this MSOffice app. If it's more than $10 and/or requires you to send files via it's own app and doesn't allow you to manage your files, it isn't something I'm willing to drop my money on.
      My best guess would be that there would be some sort of airsharing like feature included in the app. it would have to in order to work with the iphone as is....but for jailbreakers, all it would take is using hclipboard or clippy to copy emailed docs and then past in a new word file.
      .....you know what would be pretty cool though....not having word on a mac and just using veency to edit a file on your phone using a real keyboard.

      but i do agree with the above.....3.0 is going to need some serious changes....but the changes would be so large, i don't think we'd see them until they release something like an iPhone "Pro"
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post
      Being that this program isn't going to support editing anything from the premium package that is not also included in the basic package, I don;t see how throwing a 500 dollar price tag at us helps prove any point you were trying to make.

      Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post
      Any discussion of cracked apps will, as is standard at MMi, be deleted, and the user infracted.
      He didn;t discuss cracked apps any more than you did in your own post... he simply mentioned them LOL

      Quote Originally Posted by him121213 View Post
      wow you actually think that this is a good place to post that? it has NOTHING to do with the topic.

      posts like these are the reason that threads die
      as is your response in this manner (and then mine)
    1. danvicente's Avatar
      danvicente -
      I don't really see the need for it. I hate typing long messages on the iphone. And to be honest I could probably wait to use a computer for last minute changes to a document. As of now Notes.app does a fine job at keeping notes haha.

      *What seems more practical to me is if in Apple's update they just added .doc support to Notes as well as copy and paste and maybe even some text features so you can change the size, font family.*

      I suppose if you do a lot of work in word/excel, (especially on your phone?) then this would be good for you.
    1. SlamSpam's Avatar
      SlamSpam -
      View only in Exchange has been sufficient enough, as with others, I haven't given up my laptop, so editing of files will work best on laptop. I used "Office" on WinMo handset w/ keyboard (Fuze), not worth the pain.
    1. RByers's Avatar
      RByers -
      I'm constantly having to use Excel for time sheets and orders for work and working two full time jobs its not always convenient to get on the computer and to be able to work with Excel documents on my phone would be phenomenal! I would definitely pay up to 50 or 60 bucks for this easily since the convenience and loss of headaches would be much better. And just a pet peeve that has always bugged me: YOU PAYED HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS FOR THAT D@*# PHONE AND I AM SO TIRED OF PEOPLE COMPLAINING ABOUT PRICES AND THE ECONOMY!!! SOMETIMES PRICES ON APPS CAN BE B.S. BUT THOSE ARE THE ONES THAT YOU USUALLY SHOULDN'T EVEN LET TAKE UP SPACE ON YOUR PHONE SINCE AT MOST YOU ONLY HAVE 14 GIGS OF SPACE WHICH ISN'T ENOUGH APPLE !!! IF THATS REALLY A PROBLEM THAN YOU NEED TO GET ANOTHER PHONE THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO FORK OUT THAT EXTRA 30 A MONTH JUST FOR INTERNET USE AND SAY IT IS BETTER TO WAIT TO JUST USE A COMPUTER. ISN'T THE REASON YOU BOUGHT THE IPHONE SO THAT YOU COULD HAVE NEARLY AS MUCH COMPUTING POWER AS AT HOME OR AT THE OFFICE RIGHT IN YOUR POCKET?!?!? Sorry, but this just gets on my nerves people!
    1. Zehlek's Avatar
      Zehlek -
      Anyone know yet when it will be released? I still don't see it available.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      If it's only being demo'd at MWC this week I guess it could be some time before it hits the App store.
    1. hopis's Avatar
      hopis -
      Any news concerning the release date?
    1. bengo's Avatar
      bengo -
      It first has to get approved into the AppStore....