Microsoft Office opening for iPhone
Time to touch Word and Excel
iPhone users will soon be able to view, edit, and share Microsoft Word and Excel files on their Jesus Phones.
Since at least last October, Dataviz has promised a similar app for the iPhone as part of its Documents to Go line for other handhelds, but it's not yet ready for release, and DataViz didn't immediately answer our query as to when it would appear.
Quickoffice for iPhone's Word-document editing capabilities will include font formatting, text selection, bulleting, and cut, copy, and paste within Word documents. Excel-spreadsheet features will include math and stat functions, cell editing, the ability to recalculate entries, and to insert and resize rows and columns.
Quickoffice for iPhone's developer - unsurprisingly named Quickoffice - also publishes a range of productivity apps for Symbian, Android, Blackberry, and Palm devices.
Quickoffice said that the suite will be available at an "introductory price" of $19.99. A company spokesperson told The Reg to expect it next week.
After we receive our copy of Quickoffice for iPhone, we'll put it through its paces and let you know if it's worth your twenty bucks. ®
Entourage? On an iPhone? Uh-huh.
What might be sweeter still is iPhone Email to have global search based folders an display incoming messages much as Apple Mail presently does and allow access to those messages without having to trundle to account to inbox to IMAP folder.
iCal and iPhone's calender do a far better job than Entourage or Outlook with an ability to display easily peasily in colour coded supreme ease one's different calendars.
I readily admit that the complications between multiple email addresses and one single email address are complicated.
Complicated for sure, partly solved equally surely, better solution(s) exit with almost certainty.
All it needs is iWork on my iPhone concept pragmatically applied?
Maybe so, but the iPhone has some things that seemingly money can't buy for Windoze... speed, reliability, desireability....
I'm sure you'll survive though
RE: Why the heck would I want that?
Maybe to enable people who work in the real world to interact with the mountain of Microsoft product-based documents that are handled in business?
Maybe because somebody's father sent them a Word document containing a first draft for his memoirs?
The whole world isn't as cutting-edge as people might like you to believe. Also, since this is based on the iPhone's OS I doubt the same faults would arise (not to mention it's not even being published by Microsoft).
Get some perspective and step away from your Automated Microsoft Hate Machine.