Given the choice, most of us would surely prefer to use their desktop machine for working on office documents rather than the tiny screen of their mobile. However, there are times when it's useful, such as checking a written assignment on the bus into university, or doing some last minute tweaks of an Excel sheet on the way to a meeting.
MobiSystems OfficeSuite helps you view and edit your office documents on the go - and it's remarkable how painless it makes this. The program allows you to open and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files, as well as many other popular formats, (RTF, TXT, etc.)
There are two different modes in MobiSystems OfficeSuite - 'View' mode, which lets you open and read documents, and 'Edit' mode, where you can actually manipulate the document, saving it back to its original format.
Opening documents in MobiSystems OfficeSuite is a quick and effortless task, and once a document has loaded you'll find a bevy of editing tools at your disposal, whether you're using the word processor, spreadsheet, or presentation app. Granted, there aren't as many features as Word, Excel or Powerpoint, but OfficeSuite is nevertheless surprisingly powerful, enabling features such as image embedding, hyperlink support, password protection, and much more. The application also includes spelling assistance in six languages (English, German, Spanish, French, Dutch and Italian), featuring auto-complete and underlining of mis-spelt words.
Ultimately, of course, using an office suite on a mobile phone will always be hampered by the small screen size. There is a zoom functionality MobiSystems OfficeSuite, where you can pre-select the zoom percentage or customize it yourself. However, I feel the program could've gone a little further in terms of making viewing easier. For instance, it would've been nice to have a way of quickly zooming in and out using hotkeys or the directional buttons, instead of having to wade through the options menu every time.
Aside from this point, MobiSystems OfficeSuite is a fast and powerful solution for viewing and editing documents on the move.