I’ve been playing around with Documents to Go, and it seems to work pretty well. I looked at both the regular ($9.99) and the Premium ($16.99) and I wound up going with the premium version because it supported cloud use (Dropbox for me), which is a must for me at this point.

In the Word to Go area I opened, edited and was able successfully save (& save as) a relatively complex document that incorporated a non-standard formatting layout, bullet notes, footnotes and pictures. The pictures and bullets were viewable in Documents To Go, though the footnotes and some of the formatting features were not. But when the altered files were reopened on my computer, the formatting and footnotes remained intact and unaltered.

The Excel and PPT files that I played with all seemed to open with no problem and most of the general functionality was there.

***The PPT app also enabled you to take notes with each slide, thus potentially making this a way for students to follow along with a lecture, at their own pace, taking notes as necessary. This could be a very useful App to support classroom instruction.***

In all of these cases, this is an App that is NOT intended as a direct replacement for the word processors, & spreadsheets in our lives, although it does support the activities that we spend 95% of our time performing on these programs.

As I mentioned in our meeting, I’ve used other versions of this App on my Blackberry (and before that on my Sony Clie-a PalmPilot clone) for several years and have found it to be very well thought out and useful. I think it is worth every bit of the $17 that I had the University pay for it, and would recommend it to others (provided we don’t find something better/cheaper).

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