Free Office Apps for Android and iOS
Last time, we made an article about alternatives to the Microsoft Office Suite for desktops. As we now live in a world where everyone is always on the go, sometimes, we just can’t whip out our computers and create documents wherever we are. In these times, we’re all grateful for smartphones and mobile apps that now allow us to write, edit, view documents, spreadsheets, and such wherever, whenever. Check them out!
In Polaris Office, users can make documents, sheets, slides, and even PDF files. It’s also compatible with Microsoft Office and its file formats. Additionally, users can also access their files everywhere with the use of Polaris Drive or any cloud service and also collaborate on their files with others by sharing through SMS, email, Facebook, and the like. Available on iOS and Android, Polaris Office is a free office suite, but users can may purchase a subscription to remove ads, expand their cloud storage, and have access to premium functions.
An all-in-one free office suite, WPS offers word processing, presentation making, spreadsheets, memo, document scanner, and more. It’s also fully compatible with documents made using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs, and Adobe PDF. For presentations, WPS Office also offers layouts, animations, and even transition effects. The documents made on WPS can be automatically saved over cloud services, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, OneDrive, and Evernote. WPS is free to use but it also offers an authorized font package and presentation templates for a cost.
On Quip, users can not only work on documents and spreadsheets but can also make to-do lists and even chat with others during collaborations. The documents made on the app are automatically synced across the user’s devices, and can also be exported or imported to other apps. Quip also lets its users access their documents offline.
View, edit, create, and share documents, presentations, spreadsheets are just some of the features of SmartOffice. A lightweight mobile app, SmartOffice also offers screen display adaptation, support for multiple file formats, password protection, and even cloud synchronization support. Users can also upgrade to a Pro version of the app to track document changes, exchange comments in shared files, accept/reject document changes in collaborations, and more.
Google Drive Office Suite
The Google Drive Office Suite is arguably one of the most popular office suites both on mobile and on desktop. Users can create, view, edit, and share documents, sheets, and slides. Any file made on the Google Suite — Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides — are automatically saved to Google Drive. It also allows for collaborations. Users have an initial 15GB storage, but it can be upgraded for a cost.
A port of OpenOffice, AndrOpen Office allows viewing and editing of documents, spreadsheets, presentations and also features drawings and even an equation editor. Files are initially saved in the OpenOffice format but can be imported (or exported) into different file types, including PDF. As its name implies, the app is only available on Android.
Are there any other mobile office suites that we missed? Share it with us in the comments!