Does any know a free/ cheap office suite?

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    I guiz i got difficulty in choosing office suites, can you suggest a good app? Tnx :)
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    moved your post here for better help.
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    Maybe..., Open Office (OpenOffice.org). Best thing out there. It is what Microsoft stole and used to create its pricey bundle. Open Office is free, has Word Processing, Spread sheets, Data sorting and TONS of free templates. Works on desktop computers and I have heard there is a way to use it on iPad, although I have not tried to use it on one. It is open source and has excellent information on its message boards/website.
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    Thanks for the update, correction
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    I love OpenOffice and really wish they'd come up with an iPad app.
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    It is great isn't it! It is always good to support the open source community whenever we can
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    I've been using it to write my novel for years. :)
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    Tnx for the info! .....i already had this one..but i wanted the one with the .doc or .docx file ext. im in college right now and working on my thesis, i badly need one...
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    If you have a solid/fast internet connection you can use the OnLive or CloudOn virtual desktop apps. They both have the main MS Office suite apps, and DropBox so that you can get your documents on/off their site.

    Both offer free basic accounts. That should be enough for your thesis.

    Otherwise, I have not heard of a both decent and free word processing app for the iPad. One may exist, but it hasn't crossed my radar.
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    cloudon and onlive are both VERY slow
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    Probably worth splashing out and getting something like QuickOffice HD. Don't let your thesis get messed up by a cheap and nasty app
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    Smart Office 2 is currently on sale for $.99 (usually a $10 app). It seems like it would be a good alternative but I haven't used it much since I just downloaded it myself.
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    I should've read this before buying smart office 2. The document got messed up after uploading to my mail
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    Smart office,its best and cheap
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    Thanks for the info guys.
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    I use CloudOn. When I downloaded it, it was posted on Slickdeals as a time-limited free app.

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