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  • Quickoffice for iPhone Out! Good but not Complete

    The long awaited Quickoffice has finally hit the App Store (itunes link $19.99). The iPhone has been lacking a solid package of applications to easily view and edit Office documents and Quickoffice fills that spot nicely except for a few major flaws.

    The Good
    • Quickword is nice and full-featured allowing you to create and edit word documents with the features you'd expect like copy/paste (even between documents) along with formatting options (font sizes, styles, etc.).
    • Quicksheet while a little laggy renders Excel worksheets well and includes a whopping 125 functions and formulas to handle most of your spreadsheeting needs.
    • Quickoffice File is just excellent when integrated with MobileMe. Simply drag files to your iDisk and bam they are editable on the iPhone.

    The Bad
    • Where did predictive txt go? The iPhone keyboard can be difficult to type on and the built-in predictive text feature really should be working in Quickoffice.
    • Copy/Paste is missing from Quicksheet. It seems to me that it would be an obvious feature to include.
    • Quickoffice File while awesome for mac users with Me accounts isn't as awesome for Windows or non-Me users. The iPhone becomes a webserver and you transfer files via a webpage over your network - or something. It's clunky and unpleasant (happy i have that iDisk at the moment).
    • Needing to have a computer to transfer files is incovenient. What if someone sends a file to your email while you're on the go? Are you expected to drive to a computer, log into your email, transfer to your iPhone, and the resume life?
    • The number one biggest flaw. No Office 07 editing support. It's 2009. The world for the most part much switched to .xlsx and .docx. Great I can read those docs but no edit = not impressed. Need to get with the times.

    After all the waiting and fuss I was expecting a bit more. Hopefully the folks behind Quickoffice will be working hard to push some upgrades out here soon to polish up the shortcomings. I'll stick with it for now but I'm keeping an eye out for Documents to Go which should make it to the iPhone next month. Oh and btw, the Quckoffice folks are sort of screwing everyone who bought Mobilefiles pro which is essentially Quicksheets combined with Quickoffice File. Instead of a free upgrade when the same company updates their app to do more they get screwed and have to buy it a second time. Shame Quickoffice. Shame.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Quickoffice for iPhone Out! Good but not Complete started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 25 Comments
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I will try it out.
    1. fcpoage's Avatar
      fcpoage -
      I will be trying this out as well. Being a medical school student, this will come in handy to view various documents on the go.
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      Yeah, I was hoping this would be all that and a bag of chips.....

      They forgot the chips
    1. darius359's Avatar
      darius359 -
      seems like it's worth giving it a try...would prefer that it be compatible with both 07 and 09 though...
    1. CrooKid's Avatar
      CrooKid -
      I was surprised too when I tried editing my docx and xlsx files. No worky.
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      I'm waiting for Documents2Go from Dataviz. Supposedly coming soon!
    1. JStraitiff's Avatar
      JStraitiff -
      Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
      Yeah, I was hoping this would be all that and a bag of chips.....

      They forgot the chips
      i think they forgot all that too, all we got is a bag
    1. kagehito54's Avatar
      kagehito54 -
      Quote Originally Posted by him121213 View Post
      i think they forgot all that too, all we got is a bag
      And then the wind came and blew the bag away... *sigh* what a disappointment.
    1. dillonsmith9147's Avatar
      dillonsmith9147 -
      i have quick sheet and i like it alright but im kinda po'd that there gonna charge me 19 more dollars just to get *word*, im sticking with what i got, plus what ever happened to that one company that was gonna realease an office suite? i want full office capabilites plus 07 support also, you would think everyone had switched, my high school still uses xp and 03 office, people get pissed when they do reports at home and cant figure out why they cant open them, its actually kinda funny
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      Whats the point if i can't edit my documents?
    1. CaCHooKa Man's Avatar
      CaCHooKa Man -
      good thing i still save all my documents in 97-2003 format
    1. Treadeater's Avatar
      Treadeater -
      What they really need to make is an iPhone app that allows you to access and edit documents on Workspace.office.live.com
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      I bought MobileFiles from quickoffice which turned into just Quicksheet (excel editing). Its had about 2 updates in the time ive had it, even though more and more was promised in itunes for future updates.

      Ill be staying away from anything quickoffice for a while now. Thieves.
    1. skizo's Avatar
      skizo -
      No Office 07 editing support.
      Fix that and I'll buy it.
    1. aussiebob's Avatar
      aussiebob -
      How can it be out if some functions are still beta?
    1. alexwrx's Avatar
      alexwrx -
      This is BS!, I bought "Quickoffice" back before they renamed it to "quicksheet". I paid $10 for it and I feel like i got ripped of when they decided to change the name. Now i know exactly why they changed it.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      According to the ratings on it..... 2 1/2 stars is all.... that is not good....people are not happy at this time..... going to wait....
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      They are money grabbing theives. I hope they rot their way to the bottom of the appstore.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Quote Originally Posted by reeko View Post
      They are money grabbing theives. I hope they rot their way to the bottom of the appstore.
      They will either rot their way to the bottom of the appstore OR fix their app! They should of waited until the bugs were out to release it... I just hate it when people do that... it is so frustrating and the money they want for it right now people must be flipping spending that amount and getting a app like that.....
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      This is soo crap, glad I didn't buy it and found alternate ways to get it! You can't email files and you can't save email attachments like you could with MobileFiles Pro...... Oh I mean Quicksheet

      Which by the way I paid for Quicksheet and it is sooooooo crap, better editing apps in App Store.