Take Your Office On The Go

9/12/2012 9:03:48 AM

Keep your work in check by using your Android device to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations

Smartphones are increasingly becoming a major part of our everyday lives. Not only do we use them to stay in contact with our friends and family, we can also use them for browsing the internet, playing games, and using them as a media hub. Android devices can also be used as a substitute to your office space, allowing you to create and edit a series of documents, spreadsheets and presentations. All of which can be done in the palm of your hand.

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Take your office on the go

“They also act as a great way to make last minute changes to files - especially useful if you’re about to go in to an important meeting”

Office suites are becoming more common on the Google Play store, and although they're a costly investment, they've plenty of features for you to create professional-looking documents. They also act as a great way to make last minute changes to files - especially useful if you're about to go in to an important meeting.

Although they might not include as much as desktop office suites, they've enough to warrant some minor edits, and offer an easy way for you to create documents wherever you're in the world. With the rise in cloud storage apps, plenty of office suites now include instant uploading to the cloud, meaning you can access your files anytime, anywhere. One app in particular that exemplifies this is the partnership between Google Drive and Docs. Google Drive now has its Docs app built in to it, offering users the chance to create documents, spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations, before having them automatically uploaded to the cloud and their Google Drive account, a welcome service.

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What's the quickest way to transfer your office files to an Android device?

The best way to transfer such files on to your Android device is by uploading them to a cloud-based storage app. Not only can you use Google’s very own Drive service for free, you'll also be able to access them over several devices. Be it when you’re at work or in bed.

Next we'll show you how you scan your printed documents on to your device using the very clever OfficeDrop app

Next we'll show you how you scan your printed documents on to your device using the very clever OfficeDrop app

In this master class we'll be covering a whole range of fundamental techniques to help you improve how you use your office suite, as well as uncovering a few features you may have missed. We'll first show you how to move your images around in a document to add something visual to a boring block of text. Next we'll show you how you scan your printed documents on to your device using the very clever OfficeDrop app. We'll then cover PowerPoint presentations, and show you how you can get started with them, as well as how you can create lists in Google Docs. Our final tutorial will show what to do with your finished products by guiding you through the process of PDF files.

The best alternatives. Use these document-creation apps to keep on top of your work

QuickOffice Pro: Easy document creator

Description: QuickOffice Pro

QuickOffice Pro

QuickOffice Pro is compatible with a whole host of file formats, meaning it’s the ultimate app in terms of creating and editing documents, spreadsheets and presentations. It does include a hefty price tag though ($14.99).

Documents To Go: Send and share

Not only can you undertake some basic editing within Documents To Go, you can also share your documents with your contacts, and upload them instantly to Dropbox and other similar cloud-based storage applications.

Description: Documents To Go: Send and share

Documents To Go: Send and share

Kingsoft Office: Simplicity personified

On the outside Kingsoft is far more basic when compared to its competitors, meaning it’s the perfect app for people who are still getting used to their Android phone and can do with just the basic features.

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