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Document Editing Shootout Part 2: Documents to Go vs. Free Google QuickOffice!

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I have used Microsoft Office desktop programs along side many alternatives over the years. I have benefited hugely from the various mobile editors out there, and am always on the lookout for new or updated options. The oldest example of this is the mobile editing suite called Documents to Go from Data Viz ($9.99). I use MS Office more than anything else, but often do minor edits on the go, and since I was evaluating a new DTG version, I figured it couldn't hurt to do another shootout. This time Documents to Go will go head to head with newly acquired and rebranded Google QuickOffice (Free). Both are good editing options, but read on to see who will emerge the victor! I'll also roundup some other editing apps you may not have been aware of....



Shootout: SkyDrive vs Dropbox vs Google Drive

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As much as I like iCloud, I still need to use a file storage service such as Dropbox because iCloud's offering is so limited in this area. It will only store and sync files created with Apple's iWork suite. I'm a big fan of Dropbox, and it's likely the most popular file-based cloud service. This is no doubt because it's utterly simple to set up and use. But it has some serious competition in Microsoft's SkyDrive and the new Google Drive.



Microsoft's SkyDrive Rains on Cloud Storage Startups

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Dropbox and Box have made file access on iOS a pleasure, much more so than iCloud, though in a very different way (you can’t beat, or even use, iWork apps without iCloud on iOS). As speculation about a more integrated cloud-based file system in Mountain Lion tantalizes the Apple Technorati, Microsoft dropped a new version of SkyDrive that delivers a high capacity, cross-platform file storage solutions that works right now.



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