DataViz Brings Microsoft Office to Android
DataViz announced the availability of Documents To Go Version 1.0 and a beta of RoadSync for the Android platform today. Together, the two applications will let users of the HTC G1 download, view, edit and create Microsoft Word and Excel files, as well as sync Exchange-based email, contacts and attachments. Documents To Go for Android takes advantage of the G1's touch screen and trackball to make interacting with documents easier. It supports native Word and Excel files from Microsoft Office 97 through 2008 on both Windows and Apple machines. Documents To Go is available for $20 for a limited time. The free beta of RoadSync will be available until May 31, and is required for Exchange syncing. Both programs can be downloaded immediately.
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DropBox Lets iOS Users Create Word Docs On the Fly
DropBox today provided an update to its iOS application that lets users create Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files from within the DropBox app even if the separate Office apps aren't installed. DropBox says users can create, edit, and share Office documents in the iOS app and then access them from other devices or from the web.
Microsoft Releases Hub Keyboard App for iPhone
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Skype Deepens Office Integration, Improves Video Sharing
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Documents To Go is available for $20
We will wait for the new HTC.
Paid apps, give us a break from the nickel and dime dog and pony show.