The Amazon Android App Store is significant for two reasons: the free app a day program and the Kindle Fire (Coming November 15th.) If you already have an Android device then getting free apps is a good thing. If you plan on getting the Amazon Kindle then the only access you have to Android Apps will be through the Amazon App Store. So if it's not there then your Kindle can't get it. That's why I got this app today. I didn't need it but there is a chance that I will be getting a Kindle Fire. If so then I will want an office suite on it. Now I don't have to buy one because the Amazon App Store knows which apps you purchased and you can reload them on all of your android devices, up to 5 I believe. I just saved $15, if I get a Kindle Fire that is. Yes I am an app hoarder. If you don't like it then cast me in a reality show.
Office Suite Pro 5 is a pretty good mobile office suite. It can open and edit Word, Excel, and Power Point files. It can also open (not edit) PDF files. But then most mobile office suites these days can. It can handle these file types:
- Text formats - Microsoft Office 97 to 2010 text documents - DOC and DOCX, RTF, TXT, LOG
- Spreadsheets -Microsoft Office 97 to 2010 spreadsheets -XLS, XLSX andCSV
- Presentations - Microsoft Office 97 to 2010 presentations -PPT, PPTX, PPSand PPSX
- Other formats -PDF, EML, ZIP
One thing that I don't like about Office Suite Pro 5 is that it can only open/save files on the device or to your Google Docs account. It can not integrate with other cloud based applications like MobileMe, Dropbox, Sugar Sync, Box, etc. If you use Google Docs and the others then it's fine. Or you can download your file from Dropbox to your device then open it through Office Suite Pro 5. I use Dropbox a lot so for me it's an issue. But I got the app for free!
Overall Mobi Systems Office Suite Pro 5 is a good mobile Office viewing/editing application. It's worth the regular price of $15 in the Amazon App store but it's a steal for free. Get it. Right now. Before it's too late!