Quickoffice Pro HD launches for Android Honeycomb tablets
Quickoffice has launched a version of its mobile office suite that's tailored specifically for Android Honeycomb tablets. Quickoffice Pro HD, as it's being called, was designed from the ground up for tablet use, and as such features a user interface that's meant to take advantage of the extra screen real estate tablets have compared to smartphones.
As expected, Quickoffice Pro HD allows you to create, view and edit Microsoft Office files, including Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations. The cloud storage support that's baked into Quickoffice for Android smartphones has also made it into Quickoffice Pro HD, allowing you to remotely access files from your Dropbox, Google Docs, Box.net, Huddle, SugarSync, and MobileMe accounts. Quickoffice Pro HD also comes with a built-in file manager that lets you easily access files stored on your SD card, as well as an integrated PDF viewer.
Text can be copied and pasted within the same Quickoffice app, or between different apps (from the word processor to the spreadsheet, for example). Most user actions can be undone or redone. You can insert images into documents and presentations, either directly from the camera, or from the Gallery. The app also has text-to-speech support alongside voice input dictation. Files can be shared via email, Bluetooth, SMS, and cloud services, and you can move and resize text boxes, images and shapes.
Specific to the spreadsheet app is support for advanced formulas and charts, the ability to add, delete and rename worksheets, and to apply formulas to multiple cells by tapping and dragging.
Quickoffice Pro HD is available for $14.99 for a limited time, the usual price being $24.99, and it will only work on devices running Android 3.0 Honeycomb. You can get it from the Android Market.