Conclusion: It's disappointing that this suite can't access your Google Docs files. Also, the spreadsheet app is really limited. But for a tablet, this suite has a cut-and-paste UI that works well, and is a decent reader app to view your Word and PowerPoint files.
4. OfficeSuite Pro ($9.99)
Android Market page
Main features: View, edit and create text and spreadsheet documents, and slideshow presentations. View PDF files.
Cloud storage: Can load documents directly from your Google Docs account for viewing and editing.
Notable extras: The company behind OfficeSuite Pro, Mobile Systems, makes extra money by selling dictionary modules for use with their suite. Compared to the other suites in this round-up (with the exception of ThinkFree Mobile for Tablet), the OfficeSuite Pro word processing app has several features you'd expect to find in a typical word processor. The spreadsheet app includes a useful and convenient tool for creating charts.
Microsoft Office compatibility: Had difficulty displaying charts and images embedded in some .xls files.
Conclusion: Although its low price is great, OfficeSuite Pro's difficulty with loading a few Excel files with embedded images, and its presentation maker (which has minimal content-creating capabilities), make it fall just a bit short of the other choices we evaluated.
3. Quickoffice Pro (14.99)
|Android Market page
Main features: View, edit and create text and spreadsheet documents, and slideshow presentations. View PDF files. Designed specifically for tablet use.
Cloud storage: Can load your documents stored on Box.net, Dropbox, Google Docs, Huddle, MobileMe or SugarSync.
Notable extras: Lets you take a photo with your Android device's camera and stick it into a document or presentation slide you are editing. Has a unified looking toolbar in its word processing, spreadsheet and presentation apps for conveniently accessing formatting functions.
Cut-and-paste UI: Double-tap on text to highlight it -- toolbar then automatically opens above or below it listing choices for editing.
Microsoft Office compatibility: Successfully loaded all Office documents we tested on it (in .doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, .xls and .xlsx formats).
Conclusion: Good compatibility with Microsoft Office document formats, ability to load your documents from several cloud storage services, intuitive cutting-and-pasting, and a unified toolbar interface across its three main office apps make this worth serious consideration. But it's pricey compared to the next choices in this article that have better or more features.
2. Smart Office+ ($9.36)
|Android Market page
Main features: View, edit and create text and spreadsheet documents, and slide-show presentations. View PDF files.
Cloud storage: Can load your documents stored on Dropbox and Google Docs.
Notable extras: Eye-candy UI shows thumbnails of the pages of your text document, or sheets of your spreadsheet, in a carousel-style display. Swiping through pages or sheets is smooth and fast.
You can snap a photo with your Android device's camera and insert it into a text document.
Cut-and-paste UI: Double-tap on text to highlight. Toolbar opens along the bottom of the screen with editing functions. To drag and move the text, tap and drag a hand icon which is connected to the highlighted text.
Microsoft Office compatibility: Successfully loaded all Office documents we tested on it.