Move over Angry Birds … I need my iPad to edit a Powerpoint pitch.

I got an iPad last summer, but have been having trouble finding really useful things to do on it.  Even emails seem to have major limitations.

Hall talk with colleagues indicated that they were running into the same situation: great for playing games and watching Netflix, but limited re: practical apps.

That may be ending.

More start-ups are writing productivity apps for the iPad … including Quickoffice — which has a cheap app for viewing and editing Word, Powerpoint and Excel.

Anybody out here try Quickoffice yet?

Excerpted from Business Week: Microsoft Office-like apps are a big hit on Apple’s tablet

Quickoffice, an iPad app for viewing and editing Microsoft Office documents was regularly among the top-three highest-grossing apps throughout 2011.

The app can open and edit documents from Microsoft’s most popular productivity software programs: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. It also ties into cloud-based storage providers such as Dropbox and Box.net and social networks such as Facebook, so users can easily store and share those documents.

The app’s $20 price tag is high relative to the app store’s typical $0.99 offerings, but Quickoffice’s CEO says he’s not worried about appealing to everyone.

“I don’t care about units, I care about money.”

Quickoffice’s sales topped $30 million in 2011 and are expected to grow more than 50 percent in 2012.

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2 Responses to “Move over Angry Birds … I need my iPad to edit a Powerpoint pitch.”

  1. Greg Berguig Says:

    Keynote works nicely…especially if you want to present from your iPad.

  2. DaveM Says:

    Tried editing powerpoint on the iPad…. but found it was easier to make handwritten annotations using NotesPlus or Goodreader, and then send them to my secretary to put into Powerpoint or word. It is even possible to sign and send the final letter entirely electronically.

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