Documents to Go updates for Android

The file-viewing and -editing app Documents To Go gets new support for PowerPoint and PDFs, and a lighter, freebie version that's read-only.

Documents To Go on Android

On Tuesday, two versions of file-viewer Documents To Go entered the Android Market. There's the new, free version of Documents To Go 2.0 for Android, and an updated version of the premium model, which expands some of the original app's capabilities.

The lighter, freebie version lets you view Microsoft Word and Excel files and e-mail attachments, but not create new compositions or edit documents.

For a $29.99 upgrade, Documents To Go Premium adds editing into the mix. It also contains more grownup features, including context menus, formatting, word count, and the ability to create a Live Folder shortcut from the Android start screen.

In addition, the premium version layers on support for PowerPoint and PDFs, two other formats that have long been part of the Documents To Go family on other mobile platforms. Slideshow To Go gives Android users the ability to create, edit, and view Microsoft PowerPoint files. PDF To Go incorporates features like multiple zoom levels and password protection into its view-only mini app for Adobe PDFs.

You can get either version of Documents To Go 2.0 from the Android Market app on your phone--for English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Those who bought the original version 1.0 of the app will get the premium version of 2.0 for free. The application works on the T-Mobile G1, HTC Dream, HTC Magic, T-Mobile myTouch 3G, HTC Hero, Google Ion, Samsung Galaxy, and Samsung i7500.

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