Quickoffice for Honeycomb Demoed: Turns Your Tablet Into a Business PC

If you’re looked at the Motorola Xoom or other Android 3.0 tablets that are coming out and thought “that’s nice, but I can’t do serious work on them,” you haven’t seen Quickoffice running on it. Today at Mobile World Congress, Quickoffice demoed its upcoming app for Honeycomb, filled with wide-screen goodies you won’t find on your phone.

We’ve long been fans of the company’s Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite, because it allows smart phone users to edit Microsoft Office documents, even though there’s no version of Office for Android and there probably never will be. With the ability to do serious  Excel, PowerPoint, and Word document creation, any device can be used for serious productivity work.

The Honeycomb version of Quickoffice provides all the same great functionality Quickoffice users have come to know and love, but adds new features that take advantage of new Honeycomb features such as fragments (aka panels). For example, the file manager which appears when you first launch the app is a three-paned menu with a list of both local and cloud-based storage drive son the left, a list of files and folders in the center, and the files in the currently selected folder on the right.

In the Quickpoint presentation editor, a panel on the left allows you to scroll through the list of slides in your presentation and reorder them by tap and dragging. In the Quickword document editor, you can see a list of thumbnails of the next and previous pages while you finger scroll and a context menu in the top bar changes to allow contextual search or formatting when you highlight a piece of text. The Quickpoint spreadsheet editor is also impressive, as it includes 140 formulas built in and the ability to handle multiple worksheets.

Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suit for Honeycomb tablets will be available later this spring in the Android Market. Get a much closer look at it in the video below.


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The official Geeks Geek, as his weekly column is titled, Avram Piltch has guided the editorial and production of Laptopmag.com since 2007. With his technical knowledge and passion for testing, Avram programmed several of LAPTOP's real-world benchmarks, including the LAPTOP Battery Test. He holds a master’s degree in English from NYU.
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  1. Tom Says:

    Until I can type 90 words a minute on a soft keyboard, I won’t take tablets seriously for serious work.

  2. jackson Says:

    It’s called a bluetooth keyboard there pal…

  3. ain Says:

    Tom: I use a bluetooth keyboard to input text when I’m semi-stationary for hours with the tablet. When I’m on the go and need to write for 10-15 minutes here and there then typing on the screen is sufficiently fast.

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