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OnLive Desktop: Virtual Office Apps on Your iPad

At a Glance
  • OnLive Desktop

    PCWorld Rating

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

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At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    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

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

    Cons

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

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