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Google puts pressure on Microsoft, launches Quickoffice for iPhone and Android

Google puts pressure on Microsoft, launches Quickoffice for iPhone and Android | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Google launched its Microsoft Office substitute, Quickoffice, for Apple’s iPhone, Android smartphones and Android tablets, fulfilling a promise made in December.

The release on Tuesday follows the launch of Quickoffice for Apple’s iPad late last year, when a Google executive said that iPhone and Android versions “are on the way.” The move was also preceded by a February announcement that Google was baking the Quickoffice technology into both its Chrome browser and Chrome OS.


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Edit docs on your iPad using Microsoft Office Web apps

Edit docs on your iPad using Microsoft Office Web apps | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Microsoft's combination of SkyDrive and Office Web Apps is great for working online as long as you're using a traditional mouse-and-keyboard PC. But the company doesn't currently support iPads.

 

Even though Microsoft does not yet officially support the iPad with its Office Web Apps, you can still access the online productivity suite thanks to Google’s recently released Chrome browser for iOS. It’s not a perfect solution, but if you need to get some editing done in a pinch itll work.

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3 Ways to Get Microsoft Office on Your iPad, Android Tablet

3 Ways to Get Microsoft Office on Your iPad, Android Tablet | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Check out these three cloud-based services that enable you to use Office apps on your iPad or Android tablet. Each service offers something different, but CIO.com blogger James A. Martin likes one in particular.
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Microsoft Office for iPad spotted, soon to hit App Store [Update: Or not]

Microsoft Office for iPad spotted, soon to hit App Store [Update: Or not] | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Update: Whooooaaaaa…hold your horses. Microsoft says it ain’t so: A Microsoft spokeswoman issued this statement: “The Daily story is based on inaccurate rumors and speculation. We hav...
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OnLive Desktop: An iPad Based Technology for the Classroom | Higher Education Teaching and Learning Portal

OnLive Desktop: An iPad Based Technology for the Classroom | Higher Education Teaching and Learning Portal | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

This article presents a review of the iPad application “OnLive Desktop” and discusses its potential classroom benefits. OnLive Desktop allows iPad users to both create and present files and presentations with the full capabilities of Microsoft® Windows® programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. In addition, OnLive Desktop users can view Flash® files within the application. This unique combination of the iPad’s portability and OnLive Desktop’s desktop capabilities and annotation features has the potential to change teacher-student interaction in the classroom.

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CloudOn

Get CloudOn on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

 

CloudOn brings Microsoft Office® to your iPad and links it to your Box, Dropbox and Google Drive accounts.

If that isn’t enough, the built-in Adobe Reader and File Viewer lets you open and view virtually any file type, including PDF, JPG, PNG, GIF, etc.

The CloudOn Workspace allows you to:
-Use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint on your iPad to create, review and edit documents.
-Rename, delete and manage documents with your Dropbox, Box or Google Drive accounts
-View virtually any type of file, including: PDF, JPG, PNG, GIF, etc.
-Send files via email directly from the workspace
-Display, edit or create charts, change formatting, spell check, insert comments, etc into any Word, Excel or PowerPoint files
-Track changes while reviewing Word documents
-Use pivot tables and insert formulas in Excel workbooks
-Display and edit transitions in PowerPoint slides and present in full PowerPoint mode (not in PDF)
-Open files directly from your iPad email accounts as well as Dropbox, Box and Google Drive
-Automatically save documents to avoid losing changes

 

KF:  It seems quite slow over my work wifi but it does appear to have a wide ranging set of functions.  Have just edited a PPT file from Dropbox using this and it worked well - if a bit sluggish in response.

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Finally! A Free App That Lets You Use Microsoft Office On Your iPad

Finally! A Free App That Lets You Use Microsoft Office On Your iPad | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

"CloudOn is a productivity app available for the iPad and Android tablets that features full Microsoft Office Support.

What's awesome about CloudOn is that the app actually is a direct port of Microsoft Office on the iPad. You get all your favorite apps like Word and Excel on your Apple."

 

KF:  Currently not available on the Australian App Store


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Vonny~'s comment, June 23, 2012 10:01 PM
yeah! .. about time!!!! :)
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Microsoft Office for iPad to Launch on November 10 | PadGadget

Microsoft Office for iPad to Launch on November 10 | PadGadget | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
We have been anticipating it for months. Rumors have been circulating throughout the entire first half of 2012. First, we learned that Microsoft had submitted a series of apps to the App Store for approval. Then, we thought we’d see an official launch alongside the new iPad. Even as recent as a week ago, we discovered that the company will be ready this Fall. Today, The Daily is reporting that Microsoft’s ultimate business package for iOS, Office Mobile, will launch on November 10.
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