I'm not the first to report this, but it's hit me hard over the last few weekends: it's getting a bit difficult to be an iPad owner amid all this iPhone 4 to-do. As if a front-facing camera and higher-res Retina Display weren't already envy-inducing, to add insult to injury the iPhone already has iOS 4, with multitasking, folders, and other features that aren't available on the iPad yet. So, after a few months, has it come to this, Apple?
Google has rolled out out a few new tweaks to its Google Docs platform to give people greater control over how to share and collaborate on documents with their colleagues.
Google Docs users will now be able to set the visibility of each document in one of three ways to determine whether and how it's public or private. The "Public on the Web" option lets anyone on the Internet find and access your document. You can publish its URL on any public Web page, and the document itself is indexed by Google and other search engines.
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GoodReader? They should call it GreatReader! OK, pardon the lame joke, but what is arguably the best document viewer currently available for the iPad just got better.
The app already excels at bringing all kinds of files to your iPad: Office and iWork documents, PDFs, text files, HTML pages, photos, music, and videos.
It does this using any number of connectivity options. You can set up a temporary Wi-Fi connection to your PC, browse a Web site or specific URL, or pull files from just about any online source: mail and FTP servers, Box.net, Dropbox, Google Docs, iDisk, and … Read more
Note: This review rates the full version of Documents To Go. It also touches on the limited free version.
Your Android phone may not have the most ideal screen size for drafting manifestos or multipage spreadsheets, but with the right app it'll do in a pinch. Documents To Go supplies the basic tools for editing Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF apps, and creating new documents from scratch. Password protection, word count, find-in-page, and formatting tools come in the bundle, though unlike its main Quickoffice competitor, Documents To Go doesn't offer remote access to online files like Google Docs.… Read more
Digital watermarks can help secure critical documents, whether they're business documents, creative property, or personal records. A-PDF Watermark adds digital watermarks to PDF files, singly or in batches. Watermarks can be logos, text, a date/time stamp, page number, image, and more. The program can also label the file's status, stamp files, and enable watermark manipulation within PDFs. It can even import and export watermarks and print without saving, two enterprise-class features.
A-PDF Watermark's interface is typical of recent Windows apps, a clean, efficient, familiar setup that, together with PDF-based Help file and demos, makes this program … Read more
The Internet is a bit of a free-for-all in terms digital media; most people have no qualms about saving--and using--other people's images without permission. This can be prevented to some extent with the use of watermarks. Image Watermarks is a basic program that allows users to apply watermarks to batches of images, discouraging their appropriation by unscrupulous Internet users.
The program's interface is simple and not particularly attractive, but it's easy enough to figure out. Users simply select the image or folder of images that they want to use, design their watermark (or load a previously designed … Read more
Quickoffice and Documents To Go have long been in lock-step as the productivity apps to beat on the iPhone. As soon as the feature set of one pulls ahead, the other is sure to leapfrog its way ahead--for a while, anyway.
A few hours after Data Viz updated its Documents To Go app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, Quickoffice told us its intention to submit a version of its mobile suite for iPad to Apple in the next couple of weeks.
DataMystic's WordPipe is an enterprise-class search-and-replace utility for Microsoft Word documents. With it, you can search for and replace text, hyperlinks, contacts, drop-down fields, bookmarks, document properties, and more, in thousands of documents at once. It updates UNC paths when servers are renamed and automatically handles passwords and read-only files, too.
WordPipe's Evaluation version opens with a countdown nag screen. The program's main interface is a businesslike dialog with a few simple file menus, including a Help file, and basic control icons above a tabbed display. Add and Delete buttons below the main window make it easy … Read more
Microsoft's Outlook does so much that few users need more, but there's always room for improvement, especially when it comes to productivity enhancements. Software Solutions' Aladdins Office Documents Pro is an Outlook add-in that makes it easy to create specialized Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and customized, predefined Outlook emails that save time and increase accuracy over individually prepared Office documents.
Office Documents is an Outlook add-in, so its "main interface" is two small buttons the program adds to the Outlook toolbar, one for the main menu and another for the Aladdins Contacts List. Right-clicking the main … Read more
The open-source world has long debated alternatives to the word "free" to describe open-source software. It's "free as in freedom," they declare, "not free as in free beer."
For Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, however, the answer is much simpler--"free as in $9,000."
As noted by The H, Oracle still touts its Open Document Format (ODF) plug-in for Microsoft Office as a free download. But clicking through reveals that Oracle has changed its license terms for the formerly free plug-in, which enables Office users to read, edit, and save to … Read more