Smart Office 2
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View, edit, create, print, and share documents on all your mobile devices.
SmartOffice lets you access Microsoft Office and other documents from anywhere. SmartOffice includes simple tools to create from templates, make changes, share via email in original or PDF format, print new versions, or sync to the cloud.
•SmartOffice accurately displays MS Office files PLUS Adobe PDF, plain text (.txt) and Images
•Fast loading for all MS Office file types, PLUS Adobe PDF, plain text and Images
•Full support for multi-touch gestures
•Screen display adapts to fit your tablet or smartphone
•Visual Explorer – thumbnail and timeline views make it easy to find your recent documents
•Reflow pages to fit screen, or see full page layouts
•Document Info view shows all file details
•"N-up" feature dynamically displays multiple pages of a document – navigate easily to any page with scrolling
•Zoom in to the smallest detail in your document – Artifex's rendering engine allows crystal clear viewing
•Use slide show view for presentations
•3D document viewing – put on your glasses and see your renderings in 3D
•Use FREE preloaded templates
•Create new MS Office docs from a blank template, or use FREE preloaded optional templates
•Save in original document formats to maintain compatibility and editing capability, or save to PDF
•Easily edit text or change styles with intuitive editing and formatting tools
•Edit MS Office documents – Word (.doc. .docx), Excel (.xls, .xlsx), PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx)
•Choose fonts, colors, formatting – embed shapes and images
•Cut and paste to in-app clipboard
•Undo function to recover mistakes
•Keyword search and hypertext links
•Easy, precise cursor placement
•PowerPoint slide sorter
•You can annotate PDF with SmartOffice, but you cannot edit PDF files.
•Print directly from SmartOffice
•Print directly from the app to thousands of supported wireless printers
•Convert/export/save to PDF
•Share documents via email or sync to the cloud
•Send email directly from within SmartOffice using your device's email client
•Cloud storage compatibility – connect directly to DropBox, Box, Google Drive
File and Print Formats:
•Microsoft Office: all versions since 1997:
Word, PowerPoint and Excel 97, 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx (viewing and editing)
•Adobe Acrobat PDF Viewer, PDF Reader, Save as PDF
•JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP images; Vector WMF and EMF diagrams; plain text (viewing)
•Print to selected wireless printers supporting HP PCL3GUI, PCL6, PCL5, Epson ESC/P-R, Samsung SPL
Application localized for: Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Japanese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.
View documents in the following languages: Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian.
What's New in Version 2.3.21
• Support for opening password protected docx/xlsx/pptx documents (if you edit a document if will be saved without password protection - this will be improved in a later release)
• Switch to new Google Drive API (Google will be disabling the current API SmartOffice uses soon. This means you will have to login again, sorry.)
• Improvements to PDF rendering and handling of MSWord files
• Various crash fixes
Incompatible with other apps
I had an earlier version that was fine. However this version does not allow one to cut and paste from Smart Office to ANY other program, including Pages, Word, Notes etc… When I contacted the vendor to solve the problem their response was:
"You have uncovered a bug.
While the contents of the clipboard from a cut/copy from within SO2 is not available outside of SO2, the reverse is not true. You can copy/cut from outside of SO2 and paste into SO2. I observed these behaviors on several devices, with several operating systems, in Word documents, PowerPoint Presentations and Excel spreadsheets.
I'll issue a bug report on clipboard behavior, and we'll try to correct it for the next release. Unfortunately, I cannot give you a time estimate.
Thank you for reporting this issue.”
Absolutely unacceptable. Copy/Paste is a basic function of all Office software and apps. Until this is corrected DO NOT purchase this app.
Data loss in an app is unacceptable.
Used this app for about six months without much problem except the klunky iTunes method for transferring files to and from your Mac. Probably I should have been backing those files up on a daily basis with a sync folder, but I failed to do that. Mea culpa.
Nonetheless, after a couple of intense consulting sessions over the past couple of days, where I recorded crucial data in a .xls file, I was chagrinned when two of those files came up with an error, stating “Cannot open file.”
Neither could Excel (2011) repair them. They were toast— full of garbage and gibberish, all original data lost.
I think I can restore my iPhone to the most recent backup and potentially recover the damaged documents in part— but not the most recent changes. There’s another wake-up call. Back up your iPhone daily. I was using backup to my Mac, but suddenly the cloud backup is looking really good to me if it can happen on a daily or even six-hour routine.
Anyway, back to Smart Office 2: Am I a little peeved at the data loss? Yes. Could I possibly have prevented it by more diligent backups? I goofed. I trusted this app. Mistake.
The app’s graphics, and those of the developers website, as well as their epithet, “Artifex” I think tell the story. Their focus is on appearance and the coding side of the operation could use some serious upgrading.
If you go to their forums, you will see this phrase quite a lot, “Sorry to hear you are having problems.” Small consolation in the event of loss of crucial data, IMHO.
Another thing you’ll see a lot on the forum pages is the admin saying, “You haven’t given us enough data to allow us to address your problem.” (paraphrased). Fair enough, but how about having a simple ticket submission forum where the user is queried for the relevant data, rather than many repetitive forum replies calling out the user’s failure to supply sufficient data? Wouldn’t that be a little less tedious for both admins and users?
Reading the forum one could easily get the impression that Artifex doesn’t think much of its users. But maybe I’m just thin-skinned. You have a look there and see what you think of their customer service.
Bottom line? Of the many apps I use on iPhone, I’ve not experienced data loss like this which is apparently connected to the app’s not being able to save .xls files accurately.
My recommendation? Keep shopping. If you care about your data, and if data loss is going to seriously crimp your style, skip this app.
Alternatively, back up any files that it creates or modifies using iTunes and perhaps setting up a sync folder to automatically back up those files. Still, if a few hours pass between iTunes syncs and your document is corrupted, you could be out of luck.
Nice graphics and slick, if a little cryptic, UI, Artifex, but beef up your coding and consider user’s data loss an unacceptable event. Tighten it up, show evidence that you have, and maybe someone will be willing to give Smart Office 3 a shot. I don’t think it will be me.
- Category: Business
- Updated: May 21, 2015
- Version: 2.3.21
- Size: 37.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Artifex Software Inc.
- © Artifex Software Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.