Galaxy Tab DocumentsToGo or QuickOffice

If productivity is one of the reasons behind buying a tablet like Samsung Galaxy Tab, then there is reason enough to buy an office suite too. What is the best office suite for the android tablet? i am not going to answer this question specifically. Here the discussion is about an app that helps to perform day to day activities.

There is an office application that comes along with the tab, that is free. Let us stop that discussion right there :)

I was looking for a 'portable microsoft word' found two of them was mentioned in a website review (QuickOffice), the other was an app demo running on blackberry(Documents To Go).

Now the rule of the thumb is, Buy something that is compatible or improves what you are already doing.

So with this in mind, i installed QuickOffice and Documents To Go, let me first walk through the QuickOffice experience

Smooth installation from Android Market, and then the visual delight of an interface, the icons look very cool.
Now like 'king julian' i devised a 'cunning test' to apply the thumb rule, which being as simple as to open a typical frequently handled document and see how it looks like.

So here we go ...


The yellow boxes are to clear out some parts of the document and not from the App.

After, opening the document the structure of the document looked in tact, but some things were missing in rendering.

Hmmmmm, this is when i got that feeling a person gets as you try out something and a tint of pessimism begins to take over...

Okay lets do the 'cunning test' on the next candidate, Documents To Go

Again Smooth installation from Android Market. Interface is a bit sophisticated and a bit less colorful. So it was easier not to waste much time appreciating the beauty :) (a bit of positive thinking there ...)


And now time to open one of my documents, and this is what i saw ...


(Yellow boxes are from me, not from the app)

All hopes back to life, pessimism rests at least for now, the document structure in tact, the rendering looks good, now the table missing in our previous test appears in Documents To Go. The keyboard becomes visible for editing purposes.

For my scenario, Documents To Go seems to be the better option, and it is time to invest.

"Sir, you have bought the elephant now please don't think twice about buying the chain for it "- A Sales Guy

Waiting for Android Honeycomb (v3) for galaxy Tab.

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