UPDATE ON WORD & Exel

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Alex101, May 28, 2014.

  1. Alex101

    Alex101
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2013
    Messages:
    189
    Thanks Received:
    18
    I have not bothered to add an app for word or Exel on my iPad4. Is Docs-to-Go still considered to be good for someone using Microsoft Word and Excel, or has something better come along. Will only be using it in moderation.

    Where is it best to store files on the iPad ? I know this is a nube type question but I am not really up on this stuff and coupd really do with someone to spend an hour or so to sort me out.

    Cheers
     
  2. s2mikey

    s2mikey
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Ninja

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2011
    Messages:
    1,552
    Thanks Received:
    163
    I personally use the free apple office apps, Pages and Numbers. They work great for me. Some people need the more powerful feature set of Microsoft office products. Depends on what you are going to do. As for where to store documents? I just use the storage provided by apple in the cloud. Or, dropbox is pretty popular too. The documents are stored off the device and are accessible from any connected device. Hope that helps.
     
  3. Alex101

    Alex101
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2013
    Messages:
    189
    Thanks Received:
    18
    Thank you s2mikey. I have not used dropbox, but have seen that it is popular. Presumably just accessed by connecting to Cloud and using password?
     
  4. twerppoet

    twerppoet
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Legend II

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    20,680
    Thanks Received:
    6,572
    https://www.dropbox.com/tour
     
  5. Diane B

    Diane B
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    May 8, 2010
    Messages:
    836
    Thanks Received:
    143
    I have Docs to Go and Quick Office but prefer Quick Edit which, until MS Office for Ipad app came out a month ago or so, was known as Office HD. I have used this since Ipad One so for almost 4 years. Consistently upgraded by developer, works very well with Dropbox and when I check docs and xls in the "official" MS Office app the formatting is recognized. I find Quick Edit to be more like using Office.
     
  6. Mobilearts

    Mobilearts
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2010
    Messages:
    13
    Thanks Received:
    1
    For storing files on an iPad I use GoodReader. It has folders and a file structure. You can move files between folders, rename files and use "open in" to move files to other apps. It works with cloud storage sites such as Dropbox. It will open almost any type of file even video and photos. Files can be transferred to a computer via wifi or USB cable. I also use Notebooks which is similar. I also have FileExplorer but have never used it.
    Files can be transferred to GoodReader from emails and the other apps via "open in". For printing I use the app Print to print to an ancient HP laser printer connected to my Mac Mini on the same network as my iPads.
     

Share This Page