Mobile Systems Releases New Office Suite

Mobile Systems has released their new OfficeSuite 7. Mobile Systems has extended its product line and now in addition to the ability to use, edit and create Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint files, the program offers users the opportunity to wirelessly access and edit office documents stored on a remote server.

Palm OS Office SuiteIn addition to the ability to save documents as email attachments, the built-in FTP client program that comes with the new OfficeSuite makes the software a real mobile office solution for business and professional users. Mobile Systems have also released the OfficeSuite Desktop, the complimentary desktop and synchronization software that enables users to manage and synchronize their office documents libraries with a Windows PC.

Other features include:

  • Support of True Type Fonts and ability to convert and upload Windows fonts on the PDA
  • Full support of native PC DOC, ANSI and Unicode TXT, XLS, XML and CSV
  • Real Unicode including Cyrillic, Chinese (Traditional & Simplified), and Greek characters in word processing, spreadsheet and slideshow documents.
  • On-the-fly spell checking and correction of misspelled words in 6 languages
  • Common file explorer OfficeSuite 7 comes with a completely rearranged documents launcher that is shared by Docs, Spreadsheet and Slides. With the new file explorer the document management, categorization and sharing, it is easier than ever support of folder tree, context menus, and drag-and-drop moving of files are just a few of the useful features of the new document launcher.
  • RTF native files OfficeSuite is the first Palm application that utilizes PC-native RTF files. Users can receive RTF files as email attachments or read them directly from memory cards and modify the documents on the Palm device.
  • 100% preservation of the original desktop document formatting
  • Work-of-the-art charts and extensive libraries of functions in the spreadsheet program.

The OfficeSuite is offered in two versions Classic and Professional. The Classic version includes the word processor Docs, advanced worksheet solution Spreadsheets and a presentation program Slides and is available immediately for US$39.99. A full-featured 30-day trial is also available. The Professional version is completed with an image editing software Paint and a full-featured relational databases program Database. The Pro version is available for $69.95. Previous owners of the software can upgrade to OfficeSuite 7 for $14.95.

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Sounds good

Timothy Rapson @ 8/2/2005 3:24:10 PM # Q
This program sure has the feature set. If it works better and had better support that the version I tried 1 year ago, it will be well worth the money.
Anyone here use this and like it?

RE: Sounds good
macshimidh @ 8/2/2005 8:54:22 PM # Q
I just picked this up with the 20%-off July coupon code, bringin the price down to a more reasonable ~ $56. It really blows away DTG, in features as well as GUI and look (compare it's spreadsheet app to Sheets to Go and see how clunky the later looks).

I had an issue with PalmGear sending me the wrong unlock code. They forwarded my inquiry to someone at Mobisystems, and I received a response with the correct code in about 14 hours, which to me is very reasonable. Other than that, I can't comment on the quality of support, as i haven;t had any other issue with the software yet.

RE: Sounds good
Dietmar @ 8/3/2005 12:36:54 AM # Q
Currently I am still using version 6.4 but will certainly upgrade in the next few days. I am using it, because funtions I use in an Open Office spreadsheet and then saved in Excel format, are not supported by DTG. When functions are not supported like in DTG, the spreadsheet becomes static, nothing can be manipiulated. Mobi Systems solved the problem right away. I can certainly recommend it.

The only contact I had was with customer service in regards to the upgrade and they answeed back within the hour - very good.



RE: Sounds good
ackmondual @ 8/3/2005 4:42:20 AM # Q
There you have it. Testimonials that QO is better than DTG. DTG is great, but far from perfect. It's good that QO is keeping them on their toes

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RE: Sounds good
ronhoney @ 8/3/2005 12:16:36 PM # Q
ackmondual,

Dude, this article is not about QuickOffice by Cutting Edge Software. This article is about the Office Suite from Mobile Systems.

Ron Honey

RE: Sounds good
Timothy Rapson @ 8/3/2005 9:07:16 PM # Q
I sometimes get these two word processor/suites mixed up too and wonder if they are not somehow versions of the same program? I think Mobile Office has a program segment called QuikWriter. Maybe that is why I get them run together.

They both appear to support native format files now. I haven't actually tried Quick Office or Quick Doc (whatever the names are) and only tried Mobile Office Classic a bit. I am awaiting a full re view of QO or MOP to see if I want to try them and/or buy them.

RE: Sounds good
joad @ 8/8/2005 1:40:04 AM # Q
All these similar office suites seem to run together. There's not a whole lot of difference anymore.

What would be great is an OS5 pdf reader. It must be extremely difficult to create because people are crying out for one and other than a hacked Clie product there's a resounding silence from the developer community. I need read access to PDFs on my Treo much more often than .docs...

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