Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link directs you to the iTunes App Store, where you must continue the download process. You must have iTunes installed in order to open the link, and you must have an active iTunes account to download the application. This download may not be available in some countries.
Documents To Go quickly proves its competence by delivering crisp, clear reproductions of your Word, PowerPoint, PDF, Excel, and iWork documents, including Microsoft Office 2007 files. Most core tools to create, edit, save, and send Microsoft Word, Excel documents, and PowerPoint presentations are tucked into expanding tool menus. Although much of the app's navigation is intuitive, expect some trial and error. The newest tool, for editing and creating PowerPoint presentations, is the most limited in what it can do.
Opening e-mail attachments sent through Microsoft Exchange or through Gmail (but not both) is a boon for many users, who must nevertheless set up a syncing account to view the supported attachments from the app interface itself, instead of from the iPhone in-box. Setup is a hassle, especially for those unfamiliar with their Exchange server information. Viewing e-mail attachments from the Docs To Go in-box after setup can be a bit laggy, but is otherwise complete.
In addition to the iPhone app, Documents To Go gives you the option of downloading a free companion desktop application that syncs files and folders between your iPhone and Windows or Mac computer. You can also drag items into a desktop folder for a quick sync. Syncing worked well, but the setup was a little laborious, and the Wi-Fi requirement to initiate a sync shuts out home and corporate users who get their Internet from an Ethernet cable.
Though the desktop companion helps make the app more useful, its Wi-Fi requirement puts a crimp in usability. However, those who work predominantly with Microsoft Office applications and have ample wireless networks at their disposal will find Documents To Go a welcome part of the productivity toolbox.
DocsToGo is the anticipated mobile Office suite that lets you view, edit, and create Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point documents (supports Office 2007, 2008, 2010), view and synchronize Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, Apple iWork & other files, includes a desktop application (Win & Mac) with two-way file synchronization (Wi-Fi required). This version syncs with your company's Exchange server and includes a built-in e-mail client that will download, view, and send Word files. It now also syncs Gmail attachments, Google Docs, Box.net, SugarSync, Dropbox, and MobileMe iDisk.
What's new in this version:
Version 3.3 adds iPad support andsyncing support for SugarSync and MobileMe iDisk.