It was the tweet heard round the world. Microsoft was said to be working on iPad apps, and this from none other than Microsoft's blogger Paul Thurrott. Obviously, he was oblique to pique our interest. Consider it piqued.
Earlier today, we ran into the devs at Quickoffice,
makers of a mobile office suite that allows you to create and edit
documents on the go, from your iPhone (and hopefully, for your iPad). We
got a quick look at their free (for a limited time) app Quickoffice
Connect, which allows iPhone users to access, view, and share all of
their documents across different online storage accounts, like MobileMe,
Dropbox and Google Docs.
Everyone loves a software update, especially when it bulks up with new features that users are clamoring for. Such is the case with the popular ReaddleDocs for the iPhone and iPod touch, which just got a refresh to 2.1 -- and a host of new features to boot.
Don’t put all of your eggs in the cloud’s ample basket — or in this case, Google Docs — right now. At least that’s the opinion of Dave Girouard, president of Google’s enterprise division, who recently warned that their cloud-based Google Docs is not ready to fully dethrone Microsoft Office.