iPhone Word Processor App Needs Some More Editing

Quickoffice nice, but wait to buy: Mossberg
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2009 10:55 AM CDT

(Newser) – At long last, the iPhone has a full-fledged office suite that can edit, format or create Microsoft Word or Excel documents. Third-party app Quickoffice has some nifty features—including old-fashioned cut/copy/paste, which the iPhone itself hasn’t implemented yet. But it’s missing a number of features, writes Walter Mossberg in the Wall Street Journal, enough that he can’t yet recommend it.

Getting files into the program is a pain. It can’t open e-mail attachments, so you’ll need to WiFi them over. Functionality plummets in landscape mode and, maybe most annoying, there’s no spellchecker. Quickoffice says it’s working on the problems, but the app costs $19.99, “a Rolls-Royce price in the iPhone’s app store,” says Mossberg, so “you might want to hold off on buying it.” (Read more tech review stories.)

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