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OliveOffice

Description

OliveOffice is an application which is suited for Viewing files like presentations (ppt/pptx), word processing (doc,docx), spreadsheet (xls,xlsx), compiled help manual (chm) and portable documents (pdf). This application is available in different languages and this can be downloaded at free of cost. More features will be available in the later versions.

OliveOffice Review

OliveOffice Free Android App

OliveOffice lacks few key functions which makes it less attractive.

You can find that the Android is lacking an integrated office doc viewer. Few mobile manufacturers are bundling a crippled version of this application as a biased solution, but the function of the app is not so good until you purchase the upgrade key ($10) which unlocks all the features. OliveOffice application is a free document viewer which consists of a local file browser, but it also lacking key functions which would make it actually useful.

The main reason I don’t like this application is that it won’t appear as an entry in the Save dialog while downloading files from web browser or while previewing attached files in Gmail. These two are the most regular way of getting your office files to your Android and OliveOffice is of no help with them.

Another issue in this app is that few “supported” files are not really supported very well. When I tried to open files like .xls and .ppt the app got choked. We can only read the data’s in spreadsheet and we can’t do functions like calculations. The word files are looking fairly good, but the table formatting occasionally doesn’t render properly.

The interesting one in this app is the ability to view compiled help manual (.chm). This doc format is not so widely used as it was once, but it might be handy to have a manual doc on your handset, if you needed one. If you’re a tech support person then you may like this feature.

At present there is no editing capability offered by OliveOffice.   Other doc viewers such as Document To Go performs well, so for now there is not much reasons to go with OliveOffice

Picsel Smart Office

Description

Experience Office on your Android. Editing and Viewing Office files. View several image formats and PDF docs. It feature with options to ‘Create New Documents’, ‘Edit Word, PowerPoint & Excel’, ‘Cut, Copy, Paste’, ‘Format & Save’, ‘3D Document Viewing’, ‘Visual File Explorer’. Agree to the terms and conditions and start the download at www.picsel.com/legal/pso-eula. Latest modifications are enhanced handling of email attachments, saving edited attachments, multi lingual support, Korean and Japanese screen layout, performance and general stability improvements.

Picsel Smart Office Review

The app can be used to edit and view all the common file formats, but the discomfited user interface makes it tougher for editing purposes.

Picsel Smart Office Android App

Among the several apps that tries to resolve the problematic & pathetic office doc support on Android, the USD 9.54 Picsel Smart Office app provides a way to edit and view PowerPoint, Excel Files, and Word Files, and can View but not edit PDF docs. Considering as a doc viewer, it can render many formats flawlessly. A toolbar present at the top section of the screen has a Find button that lets you search for texts. The Help button provides you with fast access to working manual, while the Reflow button will optimize the view in sync with the small screen.

3D feature is a unique button present on the toolbar that when pressed will switch the document view into bold formats and other formats that would make them appear in 3D.  You should make use of the 3D Glasses that has one blue lens and one red lens to visualize the 3D view. This feature will work perfectly for sure with this 3D glass on. But though, this feature is actually an eye catcher but has got nothing to do with technical aspects.

The Document Editing feature is a mixed bag. On one hand, one can do edit and save PowerPoint, Excel, and Words, and the formatting doesn’t distort in the process. On the other hand, you would probably doesn’t like to use the editing interface because it is so awkward. Even it is a challenging one for describing this awkward interface.

An integrated local file browser offered by Picsel allows you to find and open the files in your SD card. While the Picsel app doesn’t have cloud storage, you can open files and edit in the Dropbox if you’ve the application installed. Once you’re done with your editing of an existing file you won’t get the Save As option; the application simply overwrites the file. When you’re creating a new file you can choose the name for the file but not the destination – it simply saves the file in the /documents folder on your memory card.

You can also apply other features like lists to text, basic formatting, colours, but there is no option for inserting image. Picsel application consists of few basic default document templates like Dark and Light Presentations, Letter, Expense Report, which might be great useful than starting from scrape.

On the whole, this application is the best document viewer. Conversely, Documents to Go, the competitor offers superb free file viewer, so you really doesn’t need to purchase picsel for simply viewing the files.

Picsel will become a great application if its user interfaced improves, but for the time being you may try Documents to Go app.

AlwaysOnPC – Office & Firefox

Description

Your own Virtual PC preloaded with dominant desktop applications such as Firefox and flash, Dropbox folder, Open office suite and much more! Faster and also more dependable than VNC/RDP remote desktop setups. With AlwaysOnPC application plus Fast internet you can place you laptop behind. Try it at free of cost from your PC or Mac at the site www.alwaysonpc.com. Recent changes:  Updated to high-speed hosting capability, So AlwaysOnPC application is way faster and also more reliable than the VNC/Remote desktop.

AlwaysOnPC – Office & Android Review

This dominant application allows you to contol a cloud-based desktop PC running Fedora Linux with 2GB of storage, Dropbox, Openoffice Suite, Firefox and many more open source programs.

AlwaysOnPC Free Android App

There are few applications available in the android market attempts to solve the issues of how to access, view and edit office doc with an android device. It is a hard job compounded by the boundaries of the small screen and keyboards, and by the fact, too, that lots of doc’s formats are proprietary and is thus hard for the developers of third-party to work with. AlwaysOnPC application offers a dominant, customizable, cross-platform solution which uses open-source software hosted on cloud-based, Fedora Linux PC.

This application is fundamentally a VNC client which allows you log in to a virtualized case of a full-scale desktop. You can register an acc for you in-app or online. Once you logged into your account, your android device will be opening a window of your remote desktop, which you can arrange and customize as like a normal PC. AlwaysOnPC comes up with a disk space of 2GB which is arranged as a usual Linux home directory. Furthermore, the superb Dropbox cross-platform cloud storage client comes up with preinstalled, so that you can add up an extra 2GB with a free Dropbox acc or pay for additional storage if you require it.

The thunderbird email client, firefox, the GIMP image editor, OpenOffice, the FileZilla FTP client, Adobe reader and the pidgin IM clients are some of the many full-featured programs present on your remote desktop. You can also install add-ons such as Xmarks or Firefox Sync in Firefox, so your bookmarks can be synced between the computers. And also you can use Web applications in Firefox, just like as you’re in your desktop PC.

I am very well stupefied with the performance of this application. Response times are also extraordinarily speedy with little latency. The interface is very well suited for touchscreen, with the pinch-zoom function featuring nicely. You can also toggle between the mouse mode, which makes use of your screen like a trackpad for moving the cursor, and touchscreen mode that keeps the cursor directly beneath your finger. According to me I feel mouse mode is quite precise.

Using Menu à send file you can simply upload your file from your device to your desktop PC. Unluckily, you don’t have the option of choosing the destination folder – all the files will directly goes to your Home folder. And also there is no direct way to download your files to your device. By installing the Dropbox application on to your android you can work around this and you can place the files to your Dropbox folder. The Dropbox application will allows you to save files on to your device – but that is a discomfited way to do something which really must be achievable in AlwaysOnPC.

This application offers the best doc viewing and editing experience among the other android application I have tested. Since it uses the tough and established OpenOffice suite, roughly every office file types works really well. Some Microsoft formatting might rarely provide incorrectly, but that’s factual to an even greater extent in other applications.

AlwaysOnPc application is also available on Mac, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, Linux PXs and Windows. This shows that with just an Internet connection you can access your remote desktop from anywhere.

Obviously, there’s a drawback: If there is no internet connection then you can’t use AlwaysOnPc application.  So if you want to have all the local copies of your files, make ensure they’re synced to your Dropbox folder.

So as long as you’ve internet connection, AlwaysOnPc is a great means to get some desktop-powered works done using your android device.

12 Free Best Android Applications

Here in this article you can find out the useful and best Google Android applications for your android phone. The free android applications mentioned below will truly spice up your android mobile phone. Here I have listed the free android applications under different categories like communication, entertainment, finance and Life Style. Check out the best android application below.

Best Free Google Android Applications

Communication

1. ChompSmS

The ChompSMS is a great application for the people who send SMS all the time. ChompSmS has got the greater UI, touchscreen QWERTY keyboards, chat style SMS bubbles and much more features.

2. Hi AIM

People who often use AIM for chatting can now download Aim from the android market. the data’s will be sent via network and there are no SMS fee.

3. Speaking Pad

Speaking pad is an android application, a talking notepad which speaks whatever you type. This is great entertainment application where one can prank his pal with the computerized speech.

4. Meebo IM

People who often use many Instant messengers like Gtalk, Yahoo, and MSN etc can make use of this Meebo IM application. This application supports various IM’s like Gtlak, Yahoo, AIM, MSN, MySpace, ICQ and Jabber. By signing in via Meebo account your chat history will saved forever and you can access it from anywhere by just logging into at meebo.com.

5. Phonebook

Phonebook is a greater application which has a good UI for viewing and managing all your contacts. This app displays all your contacts with images and contextual info like birthdays, missed calls and unread text messages. It has a nice landscape view, a good dialler and also a quick access to your most called and favourite contacts. Have fun with this app while browsing your contacts.

6. Opera Mini

Opera Mini is a wonderful application for your android phone where you can browse the web by saving your time and your money. It compresses the pages up to 90 percent which makes browsing fast. You can easily synchronise the bookmarks, history and many more between your pc and your mobile phone.

Entertainment

1. ikamobile Movie Finder

iKamobile Movie finder is a great application for the movie fans. With this application the movie fans can easily find out the show times at the theatres in your location. You can also check out the latest releases, watch trailers, browse movies, etc.

2. Funny Jokes

Funny jokes is an application where you can browse the coolest funniest jokes. You can add your own jokes and you can share with others and also you send it via email or by text messages. There are 1000’s of jokes in 12 categories.

Finance

1. Mobile Banking

Mobile Banking is a great application where you can check your balances, transfer funds and pay bills all on the go. With the GPS you can locate the ATM and the Banking centers.

2. aCurrency

aCurrency is application which is a currency converter for more than 160 currencies with the daily exchange rate updates. At a same time it shows up to 5 currencies. All the currencies are provided with country name, currency code and also the country flag.

Lifestyle

1. DailyHoroscope

DailyHoroscope is an application which updates the horoscope on daily basis. It is easy and fun to use. Just tap on your sign and you get your horoscope on you mobile screen on 6 different colours.

2. Everyday Quotes

eQuotes is a great application which provides you a piece of wisdom from famous people of all time every day. It makes you to rethink your everyday life.

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