| | 12-08-2008, 10:46 PM Thread Author #1
How to open and edit Microsoft Word Documents on Blackberry Curve - Word and Excel
I spent the day looking for ways to open and edit word/excel documents on my Curve 8330 for Verizon. I use word and excel on my mobile phone daily for work so i need this feature. I just got the blackberry a week ago and switched from the Treo 750w.
After my research and demoing all options i am disappointed to say that the only viaable option is Documents 2 Go premium edition. And its $70 Here are the options i demoed.
This program is nice and they have a free version but it feels cheap, hard to navigate and edit things, and has zero feasible way to sync documents to computer from what i see. Basically u can email things back and forth to yourself. It is simply not ready for market or to compete with Documents 2 Go. Its hard to explain why it is difficult and time extensive to use, u just gotta use it for yourself i guess.
This program is strange. Has the weirdest user interface logic i have EVER seen. Once u understand it... i guess it can kinda work. It took me like 5 times to try to get it to run right, and even then it seems kind of buggy. Furthermore, i cant find a place to easily crunch the numbers in excel. And i dont see an easy way to sync the docs into the computer. Its $30 and although it has some great ideas, it falls short of being user friendly and actually usable.
Documents 2 Go premium edition
My curve came with the basic version of this program... it only opens files to read, NOT edit. What an evil concept. My treo which had windows mobile had the ability to open and edit excel and word right inside of the operating system. I loved it. Now i have to pay $70 for the Premium version to do that
The only downfall i see with the Documents 2 Go is the $70 price. It should be priced at $40. At the end of the day it is just a mobile app with very limited features compared to desktop programs. Otherwise it works PERFECTLY. I keep all my documents on my micro sd card and when i need them i can either email them to myself or what i love to do is just put my Curve on the dock, it syncs to computer and i just open up the microSD folder on my computer and open them up and do whatever i want with them.
So from my understanding... this is the only option. PLEASE... someone correct me if i am wrong. Is there anything else out there???
I hope this post also helps other people figure out that this is the only option without spending hours of time and demo testing like i did.