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This documents manager leaves something to be desired

by Haider Jahan Internet Marketer

In my line of work (project management), I end up handling many different types of documents a day and a lot of times I’m called on to use my iPhone in order to review them. While the preview in the native Mail app is adequate in many cases, sometimes I need a bit more to complete my work. Fortunately, there are a lot of mobile apps that assist with this very problem. One of them is called myOffice from developer Masalasoft Limited.

myOffice combines a preview reader with a documents editor to provide users with an all-in-one document management system for their iOS device. It is an open source document & spreadsheets editor, PDF maker, voice recorder, document scanner and file manager.

Some of the main features allow users to:

  • Create and edit Rich Text documents on your iPhone or iPad
  • Create and edit spreadsheets
  • Scan documents and convert to PDF
  • Create hand-written notes and draw sketches
  • Create voice memos
  • Transfer files to or from your PC or Mac wirelessly or through USB
  • Work on your documents even when you are not connected to the internet
  • Send documents as email attachments
  • Sync your documents with Dropbox, Google Drive, Sky Drive or FTP
  • View Word & Excel files (Office 2007/2008/2010)
  • View PowerPoint, PDF, iWork, Text, .RTF, and more
  • Create or Download Documents from anywhere and carry it with you wherever you go
  • Even though myOffice fulfills a lot of wonderful options as a document manager, it still leaves something to be desired.

 

Utility
As a documents reader, I found that myOffice worked just fine. It opened items easily and it didn’t make me jump through any hoops when attempting to open a file. One thing I did notice that when opening Word Documents with images you have to be careful because it doesn’t appear that the app shows them very well. I had a document loaded that had some images included and the formatting did not show up correctly. It also appears that with Word Documents and Spreadsheets, you can’t edit them – only view. I was surprised by this lack of functionality because you cancreate and edit rich text documents from within the app, but you can’t do the same with MS documents. I would love to see that functionality added in the future.

There is a lot of support for cloud-based storage such as Dropbox, Google Drive and Box and the developer made sure to keep the option available to turn those services off. I do appreciate that because I utilize Dropbox, but not the other options offered.



User Interface
When I first opened the app, I was appalled at the clunky-looking interface. it reminded me of something from the MS-DOS era of computing. The menus are succinct and it’s easy enough to navigate, but I would expect an iOS app to have a bit cleaner style than this one.

Conclusions
While the app offers a well-made document manager, it still leaves something to be desired. I’d love to see this app redesigned to fit the style of many other iOS apps.




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About Haider Jahan Advanced   Internet Marketer

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Created on Oct 30th 2017 01:54. Viewed 606 times.

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