CloudOn Puts Microsoft Office On Android Tablets For Free

Android: CloudOn, previously introduced for the iPad, gives Android tablet owners a fully functioning version of Microsoft Office and saves your documents to Google Drive, Dropbox and Box. Now you can create, edit and share Word, Excel and PowerPoint files wherever you may be.

The app is optimised for Android Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich tablets (Android 3.1 and higher). It uses virtualisation technology — so you essentially remote into CloudOn's servers that are running Microsoft Office for direct access to Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. All of the features available in a desktop version of Microsoft Office are also available to you here, including creating charts, tracking changes and inserting comments. You can display PowerPoint slides in full presentation mode, making this an especially useful app for salespeople.

CloudOn also gives you Adobe Reader support for PDF files, as well as a file viewer for other file types.

With the Google Drive, Dropbox and Box integration, your Office files don't take up space on your tablet and are accessible from any device.

And the app is free. It's a great alternative to having to set up Microsoft Office on a computer that you have to remote desktop into.

CloudOn [Google Play]


    Why bother putting these things up on the .au site when they don't work here?
    Site filler maybe?

    Every time a nice looking app comes along that is region locked, My frustration levels rise.
    Why? Why taunt me so?

    Stupid US centric Lifehacker articles and developers.

    More stuff not available to Aussies. About all we can do is go to their home page and signup to demonstrate demand from Australia.

    So what's the catch? The screenshots don't seem to have ads, and they aren't charging for the app, so how are they making money?

      I'd hazard a guess that they're selling your usage patterns for data mining.

    and US companies wonder why we use fake US addresses/proxies etc.

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