OfficeSuite Pro Review: Great Office Compatibility

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  • Editor's Rating

    Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

      • Functionality
      • 9
      • Ease of Installation/Ease of Use
      • 9.5
      • Performance
      • 10
      • Cost Benefits
      • 9
      • Total Score:
      • 9.38
      • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10
  • Pros

    • Fantastic online storage integration
    • Simple, clean interface
  • Cons

    • Attempted upselling
    • No spell checker

OfficeSuite Professional (OSP) 6 from MobiSystems has some huge shoes to fill, with big rivals out there like Documents to Go (DTG) and Quickoffice Pro. However, by featuring an elegant design and excellent feature set, it manages to impress even in a highly competitive field. If you can get past the upsell efforts that you\’ll encounter early on, you\’ll discover a mobile office suite offering excellent compatibility with Microsoft Office, plus a range of online storage options that can\’t be beat.

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Exactly as it says on the label, OfficeSuite Pro is a set of Microsoft Office-compatible apps. Available for both Android OS and Apple\’s iOS, the suite includes a word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation app as well as a PDF viewer. At $15, OfficeSuite Pro is priced exactly the same as both DTG and Quickoffice Pro. OSP is definitely not as large a name as DTG (the oldest and most famous mobile office app) or even Quickoffice. Based on my time with the Android OS edition, though, OSP might deserve a close look from anyone needing a solid, easy-to-use solution.

OfficeSuite Pro\’s most distinguishing feature straight off Google Play is that it comes with both the smartphone and tablet interfaces in the same app. It then automatically chooses which one you should use based on the screen size of your device. In contrast, some other apps — including Quickoffice — make you pay first for the smartphone version and then pay again for the \”HD\” tablet version. OSP gives you both for one price, and that\’s the way it should be.

On the other hand, when you initially launch the app, it prompts you to download the additional font pack to insure that your documents will look the same as on the desktop. You are warned that the fonts will take up 11 MB on your memory card, but there\’s no mention until you get to Google Play that you\’ll need to pay an extra $5 for the pack. You can ignore the font pack and use the app as is, of course. You\’re not really likely to have a problem unless your documents use obscure fonts like Wingdings. Yet it\’s annoying to see attempted upselling on a paid, professional-grade app.

Read the full review of OfficeSuite Pro on Brighthand.


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