If you are like me, one of the things that has always bothered me was the problem associated with starting a document at the office on Word and trying to finish it on my IPad. I was always converting this back and forth between different file formats after emailing it back and forth or using Dropbox.
Well, with the release of CloudOn, Microsoft brings a fully loaded version of Microsoft Office to the IPad, so I can now edit documents on-the-go using all of Office’s features and store the document right in Dropbox.
Now, CloudOn isn’t really a touch-optimized version. It is much more like a screen shared app with a computer running the program elsewhere. Do note that for connection to CloudOn you must have internet access (to CloudOn’s servers). It actually runs quite well despite being designed for a mouse and keyboard. I think if you are planning on preparing long and detailed documents, this might be tiresome, but for short documents or quick edits, it is really useful and eliminates compatibility problems. It also stores all your files in Dropbox allowing for easy access wherever you are.
Best of all, CloudOn is completely free. So you have nothing to lose by giving this a try. Simply go to your app store and search for CloudOn.