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At a Glance

OnLive Desktop offers free or inexpensive access to Office apps, IE, and more on a tablet, but it suffers from design and usability flaws.

Pros

  • Free access to Office apps (but not IE)
  • IE supports videos Safari doesn't
  • Brings Windows, Office apps, and IE to an iPad

Cons

  • Cloud storage doesn't automatically sync
  • Free accounts can experience lag
  • Office Ribbon can be hard to use on a tablet
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At a Glance

CloudOn's simple user interface, Dropbox integration, and smart tweaks make it the clear leader in bringing full-blown Microsoft Office functionality to the iPad.

Pros

  • Tweaks user interfaces to work well on tablets
  • Brings Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to the iPad

Cons

  • Doesn't re-create the Windows desktop or IE
  • Free now, but not forever
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