POLARIS Office gets a complete overhaul: goes free (w/ free edit) and adds own cloud service
0. phoneArena 24 Apr 2014, 05:07 posted on
POLARIS Office, one of the most popular office suites for mobile devices (available on Android and iOS), has received a complete overhaul with a host of new features. Most notably, it’s now free to use. The Polaris office package allows you to not just view your documents for free, but also to edit them - a feature that you have to pay for on the rival Microsoft Office. It has also added its own cloud solution for effortless and automatic synchronization of documents across smartphones, tablets and desktop...
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1. ianbbaa (Posts: 298; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)
“The time when companies profited from exclusively holding software and service is over,” Polaris chief executive Min-Chul Kwak said.
I see it another way - Samsung changed us for HANCOM Office, so we must go out for everyone when we will not be installed exclusively on milions of Samsung devices.
Anyway, POLARIS was always better if not best from all available office apps untill - HANCOM brought something for Android that even Microsoft can be ashamed when we compare Office RT and Hancom Office on Note pro. Downside Hancom is only for Note Pro 12 Samsung exlusive. Hopefully will release also for others...
6. arenanew (Posts: 245; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)
all are pices of nonsense and no use just full add throw in dust . crap google quuick office , kingsoft , blahh blah now this what a joke free is always free . ha .
2. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 937; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Excellent move! I've always enjoyed using Polaris since my Galaxy S2. Wow, things are really heating up in the office doc market, ever since Google bought QuickOffice and made it free we've seen some very aggressive moves being made by rivals.
3. elitewolverine (Posts: 3609; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
Will have to try it on my note 3, dont know if it will ever replace my office but always good to have alternatives.
4. magnanimus (Posts: 418; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
If you have Polaris Office 5, (usually comes with Samsung Note tablets) that is actually better than this update so dont you bother.
7. arenanew (Posts: 245; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)
ms office 2000 far better than polaris and quickoffice . only 0.1 % know (polaris +quickoffice +kingsoft ) even i pad user rely on ms office.
9. jroc74 (Posts: 5593; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Dont forget Polaris is available on Windows. That and Open Office
11. elitewolverine (Posts: 3609; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
This is true, a friend o mine uses Polaris cause they hate MS. It work a vast majority of the time. But for some projects the coding doesnt work well. Thankfully they know Office but they are definitely slower when they are forced to do so. While I am the other way around Faster in Office slower in Polaris that he tries to get me to use.
12. sgodsell (Posts: 2486; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
So you think only 0.1% know about other offices. You have a lot to learn. Considering Google and Apple made their office products free, for both tablets and phones. Last year 70 million iPads sold, 120 million Android tablets sold, and 4 million Windows tablets sold. Now on the phone side for 2013, 800 million Androids sold, 150 million iPhones sold, 30 million WP. This year alone a billion Android phones, 180 million iPhones, 45 million WP.
Like the public is going to believe your 0.1% know of other office products. Is that why Microsoft made Windows operating systems, including office free for devices under 9".
14. elitewolverine (Posts: 3609; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
And how many pc's are out there? How many business run MS Office?
I have seen companies using free office, nothing wrong with it, used it myself in quick office. But at the end of the day, most major companies go for MS Office. As a result i deal with constant daily calls of why their iphone/android doesnt natively open ms word from their work.
And that they have to download a 3rd party app for it. For me at my work people that dont use office products everyday, which is a very vast majority dont know about open office or polaris. They know of google docs because of their email.
But it is a tail of two worlds, if you deal in tech you know of products, if you dont deal in tech, well...
8. arenanew (Posts: 245; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)
all the save doc save in adult site or lisa ann account ha ha
13. Karriope (Posts: 95; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
I liked Polaris on my SII and the Padfone. Looks like Ill be using it again. Office Mobile for Android isnt up to date yet.