There are rumors out there that Microsoft is preparing to launch the much anticipated Office suite for iOS. Although the iPad is considered to be the best tablet on the market it still has some flaws, and one of the big ones is the fact that it does not have yet support for the best productivity program or a dedicated app (to talk in iOS terms).
Luckily for the iPad users, there is a multitude of applications on the App Store, and through them one can find some really good replacements for the Office suite. Though these apps cannot compete with the “real deal”, they can help you create and edit spreadsheets, documents and presentations until Microsoft make up their mind and launch Office for iPad.
CloudOn is one of the best Office replacements for iPad, and, because it was built at a high quality standard, you will not see many discrepancies between it and the Office version you have on your PC. In fact, we guarantee you will think, at some point, that you are really using Excel, Word or PowerPoint due to the interface similarities.
How to signup for CloudOn:
Because CloudOn is in direct link to Dropbox you have to signup for both of these services (in case you don’t already have a Dropbox account).
- Provide your email address to CloudOn a select a login password.
- Link your CloudOn newly created account with your Dropbox account (if you don’t have a Dropbox account yet, you can create one while signing in to CloudOn, you don’t have to pause the procedure)
That’s all, now you can start the application and you might begin with the tutorial that teaches you how to use CloudOn.
If you want to open Office documents on the iPad, you need to upload them in your Dropbox account and then access them via this service.
The fact that differentiates this Office replacement for iPad from other similar tools is the fact that it enables you to create new documents, many of the other apps only let you modify existing files. You get a “New” button which presents you with these 3 options: create a new Excel. Word or PowerPoint document.
Once you start working with CloudOn, we’re sure you’ll find it amazing. The Word program is really similar to the PC version with the buttons and commands set up in the same places. You even get the function buttons on the custom keyboard that comes with the application, buttons that are really useful for more advanced users.
Working with PowerPoint documents also feels like you are working with the desktop program, while the Excel section is perfect for creating and editing spreadsheets. You will not miss any of the functions and features you get on your laptop, for example.