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By billykxda, Senior Member on 17th February 2013, 08:51 PM
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I keep a personal journal and really value using my N7 for quick entries. I do have other word processing tasks, but my journal is the high-frequency doc for me. Since the journal is now approaching 50 pages - it covers many years - I don't keep it in a "notes" app like Catch or Evernote. I like using Word for docs like this.

So, when I got my N7 I looked around for a good "Office" type app. Kingsoft Office rose to the top real quick since it's free. OfficeSuite is highly-regarded, but it costs $14.99, and I decided not to spend the money.

I've been using Kingsoft for two months now and man, does it suck. I realize that there are plenty of good reviews for that app, but those users may not be using it as frequently as me, or maybe they are working with 1-pagers. Otherwise, anyone really using Kingsoft has to run into the same crappy unstable and unpredictable behavior that I've been living with - it's so pervasive in this app. One frustrating example is the backspace function. It might do nothing, it might delete a letter, or a word or a sentence or a bunch of sentences. Then, when you begin to type the words back in that it deleted, the app will begin to toss in some parts of the words it deleted. The app doesn't reliably call the keyboard when you tap in the doc. There's more to dislike, but I'll just stop there. The Devs are totally non-responsive, BTW.

In a fit of Kingsoft rage the other day, I bought OfficeSuite Pro 7 and I wish I had done this earlier. It's not that OfficeSuite is just better, it's in an entirely different league. It's beautifully designed, the UI is perfectly human-factored. It's fast, offers every function I can think of, and best of all, it's freak'in stable - like 100% stable. Integration with cloud storage is fast and reliable.

If Kingsoft is your favorite Office app and it works perfectly for you, then life is great - for you. For me, IMO Kingsoft is not ready for prime time.

If you've been on the fence regarding shelling out the $14.99 price for OfficeSuite, I can tell you it's worth it. It really is an awesome app.
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17th February 2013, 09:32 PM |#2  
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Amen. I can second that.
17th February 2013, 10:32 PM |#3  
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So glad I bought this back when it was on sell

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17th February 2013, 10:43 PM |#4  
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I always liked this link....... http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1085173 was helpful to compare the different apps
17th February 2013, 11:41 PM |#5  
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So glad I bought this back when it was on sell

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Yea, yea, yea...
I almost pulled the trigger on it back then too.
That made it harder to pay full price for it. But I am still glad I did.

Interestingly enough, I seem to recall that people who got the app on sale had to pay full price to get the update to the current version 7.x. Also, the sale app didn't include all the fonts you get with the full price version. I recall that some folks were quite unhappy about that. Could be mistaken about this though...
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I always liked this link....... http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1085173 was helpful to compare the different apps

Cool. I'll check it out.
18th February 2013, 04:58 AM |#7  
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Yea, yea, yea...
I almost pulled the trigger on it back then too.
That made it harder to pay full price for it. But I am still glad I did.

Interestingly enough, I seem to recall that people who got the app on sale had to pay full price to get the update to the current version 7.x. Also, the sale app didn't include all the fonts you get with the full price version. I recall that some folks were quite unhappy about that. Could be mistaken about this though...

You are mistaken,I got it on sale and got 7 at no cost

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18th February 2013, 10:34 AM |#8  
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thats a really nice hint. i use kingsofts app everyday now and not a long ago i searched for the best office app and i got this app as "the best available". its freakin me out. seems so primitive, its just not enough for daily use.

i'll check this app by myself. hope its good enough for me too. thanks!

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18th February 2013, 04:12 PM |#9  
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I'm loving the new office suite 7 yup please too, the UK improvements are perfect.

A quick FYI, smart office 2 is on sale for 99 cents right now, for that price I couldn't help picking it up too. Got office suite when it was on sale also, lucky me.

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18th February 2013, 04:29 PM |#10  
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You are mistaken,I got it on sale and got 7 at no cost

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Not only was I mistaken about that, but when you pay full price, it appears that you still have to pay extra for fonts and dictionaries. Oh well.

If there are free dictionaries available, someone give me a heads-up on that.

Still, really happy to have this app and I am using it every day.
18th February 2013, 04:43 PM |#11  
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It really is an amazing app! I bought it back in September, when it was still version 6, for .25 and have watched it evolve over the past few months.
It's grown so much and the devs are very responsive and helpful. It's worth the full price.

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