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Documents To Go 2.0 Main App

At a Glance
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    PCWorld Rating

    Its seamless features, ease of use, and mobility make it a likely candidate for any professional, student, or document-creating enthusiast on the go.

Documents To Go is a document-editing application that offers editing capabilities for Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. The program is capable of editing both .doc and .docx Word files and the same is true for Excel and PowerPoint. As for PDF files, Documents To Go does not offer editing features, but it does act as a viewer, obviating the need to switch to a separate application.

The user interface is accessible and easy to navigate. Most users will find the editing capabilities of this application to be quite similar to that of a typical desktop. The application lacks the option for hotkeys (such as CTRL+B for bold); instead the user navigates through all of its features using the menu button. Familiar options like cut and paste are available, as well as "View" and "Format." The extent to which one can edit Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files is impressive--the application allows for italics, highlights, bullet points, hyperlinks, and even comments.

The application can also be used to create new documents. While the desktop experience is certainly more conducive to the document creation process, users will be pleased that DataViz does not sacrifice ease of use for portability. The intuitive use of the menu button to navigate through one's editing options, as well as the familiarity with the blinking cursor, makes document creation quite simple.

Other notable features include a "Recently Used:" section on the home page for each subapplication, as well as the ability to e-mail your documents from your phone. The Microsoft Excel file editor offers an exciting "Function" tab to utilize the true potential of Excel. For those curious about the PDF viewer, it creates crisp images with the options to bookmark, word-search, and copy and paste--all of which can be found in the standard Adobe application for the desktop.

The only drawbacks to Documents To Go are the PowerPoint file editing and creation capabilities. Users do not have the ability to drag and drop images or text across the screen as they would on their desktops. Also, text editing is the only real option available when reviewing existing documents with images. Users are forced to edit their PowerPoint in the Outline view only, which limits editing options. Nonetheless, you can begin creating a PowerPoint presentation and add images and templates on your desktop computer later.

Documents To Go is a powerful application. I recommend that anyone considering it browse through its features to determine its usefulness to them. Its seamless features, ease of use, and mobility-oriented design all make it a likely candidate for any professional, student, or document-creating enthusiast on the go.

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At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    Its seamless features, ease of use, and mobility make it a likely candidate for any professional, student, or document-creating enthusiast on the go.

    Pros

    • View and edit most common office file types.

    Cons

    • Can't edit PDFs.
    • PowerPoint editing is limited to Outline view (no images).
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