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Documents To Go Hits Version 4.0

Posted by Blake Grundman on September 16th, 2010

Lets take a second to be honest with ourselves for a moment.  As outstanding as the iPhone and iPod are as devices, they lack certain functionality that would prove to be useful to business men and women.  For one, the ability to create and edit Microsoft Office formatted documents would be great, but why would Apple develop an application like that when they have the competing iWork suite?  Filling that void in the market since the PalmOS era has been the Documents To Go software.

Now available on nearly every mobile platform known to man, DataViz just announced that the iOS version of the popular app just reached the landmark 4.0 version update.  Here are a couple of the more notable additions to the product:

"Revamped User Interface

A newly updated, more intuitive user interface makes navigating and editing documents straightforward and seamless. This simplified UI along with a high resolution retina display progresses Documents To Go into fully functional mobile office suite.

Full Keyboard Support

Users can take full advantage of an external keyboard with highly requested support added for arrow keys. A fully supported external keyboard alongside the optimized Documents To Go application helps users to re-define the term ‘office mobility’." -- VIA DataViz Press Release

If I remember correctly, the last version of their user interface wasn't necessarily bad, it just left something to be desired in the streamlining department.  It will be great to see what there were able to do with all of the extra resolution that the retina display provides.  Also, it doesn't hurt that the DataViz team has their ear to the ground, listening for community feedback as to what areas needed work and where to go in the future.

The update to version 4.0 will be available for free to anyone who purchased the 3.0 version of the software.  There is no word on the status of those who hadn't made the jump to 3.0, but I would assume you will need to purchase the new product.  Beefy updates like this further reinforce why Documents to Go was named an Editor's Choice here at 148Apps and one of the nominees for the 2009 Best App Ever Awards.  Lets hope it can live up to the stellar pedigree of its predecessors.


Documents to Go Premium Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Chris Kirby on June 9th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: BRING ON THE DOCS!
Dataviz makes the jump to the iPad with this now-updated universal app.
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Documents To Go Universal Update Released

Posted by Jeff Scott on June 1st, 2010

Documents To Go is a portable office suite that includes viewers and editors for word processing documents, spreadsheets, and presentation files. It offers full Microsoft Office compatibility on the go, and now on the iPad!

Dataviz today released an update to their Documents To Go Premium that supports the full resolution of the iPad. The update was released as a Universal update meaning that it works on both the iPhone and iPad -- and you only need to buy one copy to use it on both devices.

The update also brings MobileMe and SugarSync support to the device allowing you to read and store files on those cloud services. The iPad update also supports syncing documents to the app via iTunes File Sync. But honestly, that's the least attractive way to get documents to the device. Documents To Go offers a desktop sync client that works so much better and allows two way sync.

The iPad update has been submitted to the non-premium version of Documents To Go as well. That update should be available in a few days.

Documents To Go Updated to 2.0 - Includes Excel Editor

Posted by Jeff Scott on October 1st, 2009
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Documents To Go 2.0 was released today and includes the promised Excel file editor. While we haven't taken a deep look at it, we've tested creating and editing Excel documents and so far are really impressed with the number of features and how quickly it works.

The Excel spreadsheet editor on Documents to Go 2.0 includes the ability to create and edit Microsoft Excel files. This joins the already excellent Word file editor in Documents To Go. The Excel editor works quickly and seems to be fairly full featured. One huge standard feature of Excel files are the functions -- the ability to enter a function and have it process other numbers in the spreadsheet in a certain way. Figuring sums, percentages, etc. A huge list of functions are included with the editor and populating the variables in the function is easily done by clicking cells as you would on the desktop. The editor also includes support for multiple pages in each spreadsheet.

Dataviz have increased the price for Documents to Go, which they have said all along they would do with the 2.0 update release. The regular version is now $9.99 (up from $6.99). We don't know yet what the Microsoft Exchange price increase will be as it hasn't been updated at the time of this article.

After the jump, take a look at some more screen shots of the new Excel file editor.