These are the best office apps for Android

These are the best office apps for Android
Let's be honest here – most of us don't do any serious work on our smartphones. They're not really made for that. We use our smartphones to keep ourselves entertained, to stay in touch with the world, and to capture moments of every-day life, not to write term papers or to do our taxes. Given the right apps, however, a smartphone or a tablet can turn into an actual productivity tool – one that's ideal for getting some light work done on the go. The software you need is an office suite.

To meet the productivity needs of Android users, the Play Store offers a whole bunch of document viewers, word processors, and anything in between. In the slideshow below, however, you'll find the Android office apps that truly matter. They can open and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, much like the suites available on desktop OSes. Better yet, the apps we have picked are all free, although some do have Pro versions or extra features available as in-app purchases. Check them out!

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8 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Which one works the best and is stable?

4. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Google's own solution is best on android.

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Microsoft Office suit (need a active Office 365 license to unlock full feature set) Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Keep are viable free options.

8. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

for compatibility? MS I get documents made from various other programs....they sometimes don't display right. As well if you are working with a large company etc, they most likely have MS apps anyways.

3. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I find it strange that Google docs have ~10 times more downloads yet ms word has more users rating the app

9. g2a5b0e unregistered

It's not that strange. Google Docs comes pre-installed on most Android devices, so while it gets downloaded, it's not being used by as big of a percentage of the people who have it. The Microsoft Suite has to actually be sought out by people to be downloaded. Those folks are more likely to review the app since they found it themselves.

6. samystic

Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

WPS has no ads! I m using it after trying all the above mentioned apps.

7. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG unregistered

Hansoft isn't bad either. THey used to come bundled with Samsung devices in the past.

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