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Author Topic: SoftMaker Office HD, the only complete Office for Android tablets, free beta rev  (Read 4109 times)

CoolCat26

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SoftMaker Office HD is available as a free beta for a few days, and since I test it intensely.

You get informations and the free beta here:

http://www.softmaker...english/ofahd_en.htm

My impressions are quite enthusiastic, you get the full range of features of a desktop Office for your Android tablet for the first time ever.

I worked on my thesis on the go and designed a flyer with TextMaker HD, I worked on several xlsx Excel sheets with PlanMaker HD and created pivot tables and dynamic 3D charts, and I prepared a presentation with Presentations HD including tables, graphics, charts, bullets, sound, animations and file transitions - all of that worked great.

It's free guys, get it for testing. If you use a 10 inch tablet with a bluetooth keyboard and SoftMaker Office HD you can replace your notebook completely regarding productivity.
 

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What is the criteria for saying that it's the only complete office suite for android tablets?

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All previously available office suites for Android have only basic features, more or less they are merely stripped down viewing tools. SoftMaker Office HD is the only office suite on the market with the same scope of features as a desktop Office. Everything you previously could do only on the PC or notebook can also be done by tablet now.

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What is the criteria for saying that it's the only complete office suite for android tablets?

Judging from his posting history, I'd say it's the fact that CoolCat26 works for (or is otherwise paid by) SoftMaker. There's nothing wrong with promoting your software here, but pretending to be a customer off the street when you're an insider is a lie IMO.

For anyone who doesn't feel like doing the legwork themselves, I'll just post it here.

OpenOffice is horrible when it comes to interoperability with MS Office, LibreOffice not much better, both are hungry for resources and slow.

Check out SoftMaker FreeOffice which shows a very good compatibilty to MSO, further, it installs quicker, takes up less hard drive space, and opens faster than the other ones mentioned.

Give it a try, it's free:

freeoffice.com

Untill December 24 SoftMaker runs a charity campaign:

They give away a complete office suite including word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation-graphics program at no charge.

Good enough. But even better: for each free download they donate 10 Euro cents to charity projects.

Everyone can monitor how much downloads created how much money and where it flows,

check it out and share this information, I think it's a great thing:

www.loadandhelp.com
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^I noticed that.
FWIW, I think it could also be just straight-forward enthusiasm.

@CoolCat26 either way is actually fine:
if you are associated with the company though, it is expected that you state that (and here, that's no disadvantage, the opposite often).
But, as you can see -
if you only post about one app in your first few posts in a forum, it, eh, creates the wrong impression...


PS are you going to write us a mini-review then ? :D

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All previously available office suites for Android have only basic features, more or less they are merely stripped down viewing tools. SoftMaker Office HD is the only office suite on the market with the same scope of features as a desktop Office. Everything you previously could do only on the PC or notebook can also be done by tablet now.

That is rather incorrect from what I've seen.  And I'm not even a big android user...  Of course you could say that feature X is missing in others and so since you have feature X you're the only one that has it.  But that still wouldn't make it disingenuous.

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Tried opening a password protected file from the latest version of MS Word.
TextmakerHDbeta wouldn't do it because it doesn't support that version of password protection  :huh:

Polaris opened the file in a non-editable form; I can cope with that.

But Textmaker did open a password protected file (docx as well as its own format) from the desktop version of Softmaker, and I can cope with that quite well. :)

Overall, it does seem to have a lot of functionality and for someone who seems to be moving my productivity work away from my desk (PC) and tables (laptop) where I can, it does look very useful. I probably ought to revisit Kingsoft but I'm not sure I have the motivation.

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I haven't downloaded this yet but I did own and use the Softmaker office suite for Windows PPCs back before they were phones. THeir alternates for Word and Excel, Textmaker and Planmaker were truly the best I had seen. While Word and Excel for PPC - distributed by Microsoft - lost most formatting when syncing with a desktop Office version via ActiveSync, the Softmaker programs retained all formatting. And they had some really cool formats and styles. E.g., all 3D charts were available. Full-featured tables in Word, columns, text-wrapping.

I don’t know if the Android apps are the same but if so, I'll be using them.

Jim