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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...

Scribd HTML5 viewer goes mobile, Flash ditched on 20 million embeds

In 2010, Scribd announced that it planned to dump Adobe Flash embeds in favor of an HTML5 viewer for its user-uploaded documents. Now, the Scribd HTML5 experience has gone mobile as well. That's a very welcome update, since certain shiny touchscreen mobile devices don't offer support for Flash embeds. Scribd has also announced that all of its existing embeds -- which number more than 20...

Crocodoc launches plug-in free, embeddable document viewer

Looking for a slick way to share documents and allow collaborators to add annotations? Check out Crocodoc, which has launched a plug-in free document viewer powered by the standard Web code we both love and hate to refer to as HTML5. Just like competitor Scribd, files you upload to Crocodoc can be easily embedded on any site (check out a demo after the break). Readers can also post comments...

Google Docs gets mobile editing support on Android 2.2 and iOS

Google has just announced that it has started rolling out mobile editing support for Google Docs. The roll-out will take a few days and when it reaches you, you'll be able to edit documents in Google Docs by simply pointing your mobile browser to docs.google.com and clicking on Edit while viewing the document you wish to make changes to. This feature will only be accessible for owners of...

Nitro PDF Reader is a powerful, free Adobe Reader alternative

There are all sorts of compelling reasons to try an alternative PDF reader, security not being the least. Adobe Reader is also quite stingy with its functionality – you can't even annotate PDFs. Nitro PDF Reader is an alternative reader with a modern-looking interface, and it offers generous annotation options. Unlike Foxit Reader, Nitro doesn't appear to watermark your PDF when you...

Transmiti lets you run your desktop documents through Google Translate

Sure, you can upload documents to Google Translate, but why bother? Transmiti is a small (<700KB download), portable Windows app that can run selected text through Translate without the need to upload. Just download the standalone .EXE, run it, and Transmiti heads to your system tray. Highlight some text in a Word or OpenOffice Writer document, tap the hotkey, and your translation appears...

Google Docs begins integrating Etherpad's collaboration kung fu

Google's acquisition of Etherpad came at a time when Wave was still being talked about by the cool kids. Its collaboration chops seemed well-suited to Wave's real-time environment. As you well know, Wave ended up being a bit of a wash-out -- but it turns out Etherpad was slated for integration elsewhere. That "elsewhere?" Google Docs, of course! As of today, Docs will show you which blocks of...

DLS Review: Live Documents is almost like Office, but for the Web

I first got word of Live Documents via our trusty tipster, Forboden (Thanks!). And I have to say that it's impressive! The idea of an online office suite is far from new; Google Docs is the largest player in this market, but of course there's Zoho and Microsoft Office Live. So, what's Live Documents' claim to fame? Basically, they say that their solution is "more powerful than Microsoft Office"...

TextMaker Viewer is a solid alternative for MS Word Viewer

When I translate, I often use huge files for reference; these are glossaries and consistency tables that stretch on for hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of pages. Loading these files in a normal copy of Word puts a major dent in system performance. Word keeps trying to auto-save them or spell check them, and it simply freezes on every attempt, while I sit there and twiddle my thumbs. My...

Zosh document signer for iPhone stabs fax machines in their useless hearts

If you still regularly encounter documents that need to be filled out, signed and -- ugh! -- faxed, get ready for some good news. A new iPhone app called Zosh lets you apply your signature to all manner of documents, and send them off without the use of outmoded '80s tech that should have died alongside of 8-tracks and Betamax. If you detect a hint of anger in my tone, it's because I frickin'...

Google strengthens Wave's collaborative editing power by acquiring AppJet Inc.

In a move aimed at improving the collaborative, real-time functionality of Wave, Google has acquired AppJet Inc. AppJet and its EtherPad software provides the only 'really real-time' word processor on the Internet. While there are other collaborative multi-user tools like Google Docs, they only send occasional updates -- EtherPad updates every half a second. Just like Google Wave! I doubt this...

Acrobat.com gets revamped and gets a mobile app

Adobe's Acrobat.com service is getting a big update tonight, followed closely by a new mobile app for iPhone and BlackBerry. The name "Acrobat" goes hand-in-hand with the PDF file format, and Acrobat.com allows you to convert documents to PDF and save, store and view PDF files. It also features some other applications, including the Adobe BuzzWord word processor, a web meeting service called...

Twitter's internal documents: stolen, boring

Some internal Twitter documents were recently compromised by a hacker who offered them to various tech websites for publication. Other than the illicit way they were obtained - via some weak passwords set by Twitter employees, Biz Stone suggests in a blog post - the documents are pretty boring. TechCrunch, as you might expect if you're at all familiar with that blog, has gone ahead and published...

Google Translate now handles uploaded documents

Google Translate already provided tools that let users translate snippets of text or entire web pages by entering a URL and choosing the source and output languages. Now you can also upload documents to translate. Google quietly added the option sometime int he last few days. there's not a ton of information about the new feature available, but it appears to handle TXT, HTML, XLS, DOC, and PDF...

DocShots makes it easier to share documents on your web site

The folks behind online document sharing service DocStoc have released a new product called DocShots. The new tool is designed for web publishers who want to be able to share Word, Excel, PDF, or other documents with their readers without redirecting visitors to a new page or pasting a huge embedded document viewer on a web page. Here's how it works. You install a bit of code on your site and...