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View Poll Results: What are your favorite Office Suites?
Documents To Go 5 10.20%
Picsel SmartOffice 3 6.12%
QuickOffice Pro 7 14.29%
Polaris Office 18 36.73%
Thinkfree Mobile 2 4.08%
OfficeSuite Pro+ 15 30.61%
Kingsoft Office 7 14.29%
SoftMaker Apps 4 8.16%
Other (e.g. Google Docs or other online apps) 3 6.12%
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Comparison of EIGHT major Office Apps [02/18/2013; NEW: SoftMaker Apps]

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18th May 2011, 03:14 PM   |  #1  
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PLEASE NOTE:

I do not have an updated version of Polaris if available since I am running my TF101 on an excellent custom ROM. I also have not found it necessary to update the Documents to Go comparison since the version number increased marginally (and it was never good to begin with).
I also noticed that some apps might benefit from installing the right fonts into the internal memory into root/fonts. My comparison is based on a stock scenario where no additional fonts have been installed.


Updates
Here is the UPDATED overview table including the SoftMaker apps (although there is no "umbrella suite" like in the others). Please take some time to go through the features as some have actually improved!

I have also updated the next post (PowerPoint) and the Word comparison with the most recent office suites. Excel to follow soon!



I also took a screenshot of the "welcome" screen of each suite:

Documents To Go Market link


Picsel Smart Office2 Market link


QuickOffice Pro HD Market link


Polaris Office


ThinkFree Mobile for Tablet Market link


OfficeSuite Pro + Market link


Kingsoft Office Market link


SoftMaker Office Market link
Last edited by funnycreature; 18th February 2013 at 10:31 PM. Reason: New set of apps added: SoftMaker Office
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PowerPoint comparison [Updated 02/15/2013]
This post is to illustrate the differences in rendering/interpretation of the different Office Suites. The PowerPoint file contains three slides; the first showing the different graphics, the second showing some text formatting, and the third one a table and a graphic with some MS Office 2007+ effects.

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Here is the UPDATED comparison table including SoftMaker Presentations. Please take some time to go through the updated features as some have actually improved!



IMPORTED GRAPHICS

Original Screenshots from Microsoft PowerPoint 2010


Screenshot Documents To Go


Screenshot Picsel Smart Office


Screenshot QuickOffice HD Pro


Screenshot Polaris Office


Screenshot ThinkFree


Screenshot OfficeSuite Pro


Screenshot Kingsoft Office


Screenshot SoftMaker Presentations



TEXT FORMATTING

Original Screenshot from Microsoft PowerPoint 2010:


Screenshot Documents To Go


Screenshot Picsel Smart Office


Screenshot QuickOffice HD Pro


Screenshot Polaris Office


Screenshot ThinkFree


Screenshot OfficeSuite Pro


Screenshot Kingsoft Office


Screenshot SoftMaker Presentations



TABLES AND EFFECTS

Original Screenshot from Microsoft PowerPoint 2010:


Screenshot Documents To Go


Screenshot Picsel Smart Office


Screenshot QuickOffice HD Pro


Screenshot Polaris Office


Screenshot ThinkFree


Screenshot OfficeSuite Pro


Screenshot Kingsoft Office


Screenshot SoftMaker Presentations
Last edited by funnycreature; 15th February 2013 at 10:34 PM. Reason: General Update and SoftMaker Presentations added
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Word comparison [Updated 02/17/2013]
Updates
Here is the UPDATED comparison table including SoftMaker Presentations. Please take some time to go through the updated features as some have actually improved!

PS: If you like this comparison, hop over to http://www.academia-nutcrackers.com and check out my book on Word 2007!

Here is the overview table for a quick evaluation of some common/important features:



PARAGRAPH AND FONT FORMATTING

Original Screenshots from Microsoft Word 2010


Screenshot Documents To Go


Screenshot Picsel Smart Office


Screenshot QuickOffice HD Pro


Screenshot Polaris Office


Screenshot ThinkFree Office


Screenshot OfficeSuite Pro+


Screenshot Kingsoft Office


Screenshot SoftMaker TextMaker


TABLES AND GRAPHICS

Original Screenshots from Microsoft Word 2010


Screenshot Documents To Go


Screenshot Picsel Smart Office


Screenshot QuickOffice HD Pro


Screenshot Polaris Office


Screenshot ThinkFree Office


Screenshot OfficeSuite Pro+


Screenshot Kingsoft Office


Screenshot SoftMaker TextMaker



LISTS AND TEXT BOX

Original Screenshots from Microsoft Word 2010


Screenshot Documents To Go


Screenshot Picsel Smart Office


Screenshot QuickOffice HD Pro


Screenshot Polaris Office


Screenshot ThinkFree Office


Screenshot OfficeSuite Pro+


Screenshot Kingsoft Office


Screenshot SoftMaker TextMaker
Last edited by funnycreature; 17th February 2013 at 09:19 PM. Reason: Updated and SoftMaker app added
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Spreadsheet comparison [updated 02/18/2013]
A good spreadsheet can be used for hundreds of purposes: Inventory, checklists, schedules, shopping lists, etc. I think that this is one of the most important reasons to have a powerful mobile computing device! Unfortunately, there are still severe shortcomings with the currently available spreadsheet apps.

Updates
Here is the UPDATED overview table including the SoftMaker apps (although there is no "umbrella suite" like in the others). Please take some time to go through the features as some have actually improved!

I have also updated the PowerPoint and Word comparison with the most recent office suites.

Here is the overview table for a quick evaluation of some common/important features:




TEXT AND CELL FORMATS

Original Screenshots from Microsoft Excel 2010


Screenshot Documents To Go


Screenshot Picsel Smart Office


Screenshot QuickOffice HD Pro
(It took forever to open the file and to switch tabs)


Screenshot Polaris Office


Screenshot ThinkFree



Screenshot PlanMaker






Screenshot OfficeSuite Pro+


Screenshot Kingsoft Office (taken form 2003 .xls file)


TEXT AND CELL FORMATS

Original Screenshots from Microsoft Excel 2010


Screenshot Documents To Go
(note: this is obviously a montage; the charts are NOT shown and need to be viewed one by one)


Screenshot Picsel Smart Office


Screenshot QuickOffice HD Pro


Screenshot Polaris Office


Screenshot ThinkFree


Screenshot OfficeSuite Pro+


Screenshot Kingsoft Office (had to use 2003 [.xls] format since .xlsx kept crashing)


Screenshot PlanMaker
Last edited by funnycreature; 18th February 2013 at 10:09 PM. Reason: Updated and SoftMaker app added
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Version 3.003 of Documents to Go was released. I haven't done in-depth evaluation yet but judging from the change log and the minimal increase of the version number, I don't expect much of an improvement regarding the short-comings of D2G's functionality.

changes:
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What's in this version:

3.003 (961) 5/19/11
•Support Desktop Sync on Honeycomb (full version)
•Improve main UI for Honeycomb
•Various fixes/improvements -
Fix registration on Moto Xoom
Fix hyperlinks in PDF (full version)
Improve PDF stability (full version)
Improve overall stability
Support external SD/USB on Acer A500

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Looks like Polaris is the overall best?
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Quote:
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Looks like Polaris is the overall best?

I wouldn't dare say that because it still lacks some features but in general it is pleasant to use. What do you want to use it for?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by funnycreature

I wouldn't dare say that because it still lacks some features but in general it is pleasant to use. What do you want to use it for?

Well I don't want to do any major editing but I would like something that's going to be an overall better product for viewing and slight editing. Minor quirks are to be expected on a mobile pl.
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Added to ultimate thread. Nice job.
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WOW!! Awesome work funnycreature. Thank you.

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