Conclusion: The word processing app lacks many formatting functions that are available in the other office suites we evaluated. However, the hand-icon dragging user interface is unique among them as a way to move objects in your documents. We liked it for moving text (as well as images) when using a tablet.
1. ThinkFree Office Mobile ($9.99)
|Android Market page
Main features: View, edit and create text and spreadsheet documents, and slideshow presentations. View PDF files. Designed for use on Android tablets.
Cloud storage: Can access files in your Google Docs account. Additionally, the company behind it, Hancom, gives you 2GB of storage for free on its own servers to use with its office suite.
Notable extras: Drawing tool lets you sketch freehand with the ability to adjust line width, line color, and background fill colors. Comes with a set of 64 preset shapes. Lets you snap a photo with your device's camera. Photos and drawings can be pasted into your text document, spreadsheet, or presentation slide.
Cut-and-paste UI: Double-tap text to highlight, and a menu of editing choices pops open. Everything is done by directly tapping on the text in question, and not needing to go through toolbars or the Android device's Menu button.
Microsoft Office compatibility: Successfully loaded all Office documents we used to test the office suites for this slideshow.
Conclusion: Because of its wide set of options for creating images from scratch, this office suite is great for building slideshow presentations, particularly when using its drawing tool on a tablet. Good compatibility with Microsoft Office documents and a cheap price also help to make ThinkFree Office Mobile the best overall value for Android tablet owners.
Wen is a freelance writer. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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