While Android is quite a powerful platform, the Microsoft Office document support is pretty poor because Android doesn't offer native Office support. Nevertheless, there are some good 3rd party applications available and one of the best - DataViz Documents To Go will get an upgrade soon. DataViz announced today that it will participate at Google I/O Developer Conference in San Francisco, which starts tomorrow. At Google's largest developer event of the year, DataViz will be showcasing the upcoming Documents To Go version 3.0. Documents To Go is currently the #1 selling mobile Office suite in Android Market and a Top 10 paid app overall.
New features being demonstrated in the Developer Sandbox on May 19-20 include:
- Support for Microsoft Office 2010 Files - With the recent launch of Microsoft Office 2010, mobile professionals can rest assured that they will not be stuck with a file or attachment they cannot open. Documents To Go 3.0 supports Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2003, 2007 and now 2010 files including most password-protected formats.
- Desktop Application with Two-way File Sync - Version 3.0 will offer a desktop application that provides Windows customers with the ability to easily transfer files from their computer to their Android-based device over a USB cable. With this application, users can select individual files or entire folders to synchronize and all updates made on either the location will be automatically synchronized and 100 % of the original file formatting will be maintained via DataViz's acclaimed InTact Technology.
- Enhanced Document File Browser & Manager - As more solutions become available to access files on the go, Documents To Go 3.0 has been enhanced with the necessary tools to efficiently browse and manage these files on a mobile device. Mobile workers can now view, edit, create, delete, sort, filter, star, sync, backup and send files from one centralized application.
- Improved Adobe PDF Support with New Multi-Touch Pinch-to-Zoom - PDF To Go, which is included in the full version of Documents To Go, has been improved with multi-touch pinch-to-zoom, animated double-tap zoom, multi-page rendering, rotate page options, hyperlink support, and keypad shortcuts to make it a best-of-breed mobile PDF viewer.
Updated free Version Now with Microsoft PowerPoint File Viewing and New Live Folders. Any Android device owner can now download a beefed-up and free version of Documents To Go, which allows viewing of native Microsoft Word, Excel and now PowerPoint files and attachments. In addition, the free version will also include new Live Folders to help keep recently used and favorite files at their finger tips.
Documents To Go 3.0 will be showcased at Google I/O, May 19 - 20, in the Android Developer Sandbox Booth #12. The updated free viewer edition will be available in Android Market and direct from DataViz within the next few weeks. The full version will sell for a limited-time price of US$ 14.99 (regularly US$ 29.99). Registered customers who have previously purchased the full version of the software will be entitled to latest application enhancements for free upon its release. The new desktop application may be sold separately.
Documents To Go is localized in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese, traditional and simplified Chinese with supports for any device running Android OS 1.5 or higher.
Cheers ~ Arne