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    Rickster

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    iPad app

    Post  Rickster on September 7th 2013, 11:50 pm

    In a few month I'm going to be starting to take a Online class using my iPad and I wanted to know if there was a good "word" type document app for the iPad I can use. I would prefer some in the Free to Cheap price range but I know good and cheap don't always go together.

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    Re: iPad app

    Post  ComiKate on September 8th 2013, 8:29 am

    Personally I don't use the free ones for "serious work" like word processing or text editing, since they're always lacking some features I need, or are really buggy, etc. Then again, I of course haven't tried all of the many hundreds (thousands?) of varieties so I'm sure there are some great free ones out there. I just haven't found them yet.

    Meanwhile, I can recommend the ones I'm using:
    Documents to Go (standard version) - this is a complete Office suite
    Pages - this is Apple's "Word", which is high quality and very user friendly (as we're used to from Apple) and compatible with MS Word

    Also there's some great note taking apps - assuming you want the "Word-like app" for taking notes during your class. Personally I'm using Evernote (which has a bit of learning curve but is absolutely outstanding), and also Note Anytime. A colleague of mine is using Notability and is a big fan.
    You could also try abc Notes, which has a great feature that you can stick all of your notes to your desktop, so you'll always have them handy. This one also has a lite version so you can try it for free.

    Finally, you could try searching for "office" in the iTunes store and try out some of the free ones for yourself. Same goes for "notes".

    Good luck!

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    Re: iPad app

    Post  cleireac on September 25th 2013, 9:29 pm

    Kingsoft Office. It has the advantages of being both free and opens Office docs

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    Re: iPad app

    Post  theden0minat0r on October 4th 2013, 10:08 pm

    My colleagues and I use iA Writer. It's cheap and it works quite well. It even re-configures the on-screen keyboard to add buttons that are not readily available in Pages. Syncs to iCloud and DropBox (but what doesn't these days?). Give it a whirl.

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