The iPhone and iPad are the perpetual accessories of today’s office warrior, yet even so, the pickings are slim for the professional who wants an app suite capable of reading and writing Microsoft Office documents on the go.
Luckily, that’s all changed. Polaris Office is here, and it’s not just Microsoft Office on your iPhone or iPad: it’s better.
Polaris Office by Infraware Inc. is a mobile office solution that liberates you from your work PC by allowing you to access all of your important work files on the go from your iPhone, iPad or Android device… all in a streamlined format that is beautiful and easy to use.
If you’ve already got iWork on your iPhone or iPad, you may very well want to give Polaris Office a try. For one thing, Polaris Office is far more compatible with Microsoft Office documents: in fact, only 70% of Microsoft Office’s most requested features are supported by iWork, compared to 90% in Polaris Office 4.0… with more compatibility to come in a future update!
Then there’s rendering quality. iWork has never been particularly good at showing Microsoft Office documents on a small screen, but Polaris Office has been designed and programmed from the ground up to make sure your documents and presentations look fantastic no matter what device they are being viewed upon.
And iWork? It’s just bloated. Polaris Office is a svelte, tiny program that can fit on the leanest iPhone or iPad’s flash drive. In comparison, the iWork app is fifteen times bigger, sucking up valuable storage space on your iDevice!
If you work with Microsoft Office documents on the go, you want Polaris Office. It has the fastest loading speed of any mobile office platform, even with bulky files. It edits and opens pretty much any Microsoft Office document under the sun, as well as other common formats like zip archives, plain text, Adobe PDFs and images. It links to the cloud through Dropbox, Box.net and Google Docs.
Don’t worry about losing a document either — Polaris Office periodically saves a document being edited and can restore any work lost accidentally.
Polaris Office is on sale now on the iOS App Store ($12.99), and it isn’t just a universal binary, but has been specially tweaked for Apple’s most recent devices, including the iPad mini and iPhone 5. Although, resolution is not perfectly optimized for iPhone 5 — this will be added in the next version due to be released January 2013.
If you’ve been sitting around for the last few years waiting for Microsoft to get off their duffs and build Office for iPhone and iPad, no need to wait any longer: something even better is here.