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    can you get some sort of word processer for the ipad?
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    $10 will get you Pages from the app store.

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    EverNote is free and while it's not actually labelled a word processor per se, it functions well for me for basic note-taking, letter writing etc. iA Writer is 99 cents, more options for full-fledged word processing but still a simple, straight forward and very fast app to use and navigate. EverNote syncs with their proprietary account. iA Writer syncs with iCloud as well as DropBox.
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    Is there a word processor app that edits off line
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    I would also like to know if there is a word processor that works offline as well. CloudOn requires the Internet in order to function.
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    Plenty of word document editors out there, better ones are QuickOfficeHD and Docs2Go. There are others, of course. Go check out the App Store, plenty there.
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    Thanks for sharing your post
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    Read the critical remarks of QuickOffice. And what? Doc2Go? Not there.
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    QuickOfficeHD has critically poor recommendations. Docs2Go? No results.
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    I guess Pages would work. It is a very basic word processor on the IPad, not like the Pages on a Mac. Read the critical reviews.
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    I use QuickOfficeHD and find it really nice to use.

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    Most of the poor reviews are to do with features from Microsoft Office they assumed would be in QuickofficePro HD. The fact is, no Office suite on iPad has that much functionality.

    Quickoffice is solid because of its robust nature and it's cloud storage integration. I cannot comment on others because I do not have them. I am happy for general use, ie. creating a document, where I am generally taking notes, etc. I export to Word on my PC at work when I need to format or present to others. I have also used it for some Excel work in our warehouse, taking inventory, etc.

    My apologies for Docs2Go, I used and abbreviation I'd seen other users use. It is called Documents to Go. As with QuickOffice, there are a few versions.
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    I use Documents to Go for any sort of heavy word processing. I bought it for my iPod touch a while ago, and just switched to using it on my iPad.

    All in all I like the features, though I'm not sure how you want to use an office suite. The greatest feature to me is the fact I can load a client program on my computer and sync files between my computers and my iPad. All you have to do is have your devices on the same network and Docs2go open, and poof, you're done. This allows me to do heavy writing sessions at my desk, then if I'm out and about and have time to go through and edit what I've written.

    The major complaint I have about Docs2go is the fact the formatting can get a bit screwy, especially if I create a new file on my iPad. Getting margins and paragraph indentations done correctly can be a bit of a pain. Other than that it's a pretty good suite and for what I use it for its a pretty elegant solution to transferring my writing between my PCs and my iPad pretty much seamlessly.
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    I use microsoft word on my laptop to write snail mail letters to my friends I can connect to my printer of course. What would you think is the best option to do the same using my ipad - I'd prefer a free option to try before I buy but wouldn't mind buying an app if its going to be the best/easiest way. Nothing complicated please as I really am dim when using technology, and I would prefer not to have to be internet connected to use.
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    I have yet to find a word processor that works offline. Documents is free, but works online, and requires you to upgrade and pay. Cloudon needs the Internet.
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    For my money... Apple's Pages. The GUI is slightly clunky for my taste, but it is fast and functions perfectly. Tons of templates are included. Unfortunately if you need really fancy stuff, you'll need to use yer desktop...
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    And, it requires the internet to function. Correct?
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    No.
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    The only time you would need Internet with pages is if you wanted to share your document with others by sending it as an email attachment. I like Pages and pretty amazed how it works nicely with Microsoft word for simple documents.
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    Not just for Pages, but for any app, read the critical reviews before you spend money on an app. If the most recent critical reviews are problems you can live with, then okay. I just read the most critical reviews for Pages.
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