Polaris Office is a good looking iPad app that lets you view and edit Microsoft Office and PDF documents. In the absence of official Office apps for the iPad, this is an app that can help to fill the void. And today it’s on sale at a huge 80% discount – down from it’s standard $19.99 to just 99 cents.
The app supports iOS’ Open In feature, so you can open email attachments or Dropbox files directly into Polaris Office. Here’s a little detail on its notable features and benefits:
■ Key Features of POLARIS Office
View and edit MS Office documents / View .pdf and .hwp files / Interoperability with cloud storage services (Google Docs, Dropbox, Box.net, more cloud services will be available later) / 15 templates / 18 2D/3D charts / 80 figures / 300+ functions / Camera mode that allows photos to be directly applied to documents / Direct opening of zip files / Slideshow mode / Rotated animation effects for slideshows / Pointer and memo for slideshows / Slide note
■ Advantages of POLARIS Office
Fast document loading speed / Excellent compatibility with MS Office documents / Simple and refined designs / Quick updates
■ Supported Devices and Requirements
iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch / iOS version 5.1.1 or higher
■ Supported Formats
Edit (doc/docx, xls/xlsx, ppt/pptx, txt) / View (pdf, hwp)
A few months ago I wouldn’t have been a a candidate for trying this app out, as I just had very little need to work with Office docs. Now that I’m back at work as an IT Consultant, this sort of iPad app is a near essential for me again. I bought Polaris Office yesterday and so far it’s working well for me.
Here’s an App Store link for Polaris Office; it’s a universal app designed for both iPad and iPhone.