There have been a variety of tools for the iPhone OS that allow you to view and interact with Microsoft Office Documents, but few of them are as easy to use or as powerful as Documents To Go by Dataviz! If you work with Microsoft Office files regularly this app is one iPhone app that you need to have installed!

When you open this app for the first time you will be greeted by a “Getting Started” screen. There are 6 pages of information on the basics of how Documents To Go works. I would highly recommend that you go through and read it all as it will give you a much better idea of what this app is capable of and how to do various functions.

One of the best things about the Documents To Go app is all the ways that you can connect to your content! One of the first things you’ll want to do is set up this various content-syncing and access features to make getting your documents easier. You can do this by touching the settings button in the upper left corner of the screen. All of the steps to set up your exchange account and desktop sync are detailed in the “Getting Started” pages.

Once you get all of your content information set up like you want it, accessing your information could not be easier! At the main screen you will see three tabs under the “My Files” heading where you can access “Local Files” which are files not synced anywhere that are stored on your device, “Desktop Files” that are synced through the Documents to go Desktop application and “Attachments” which is a list of all the attachments inside emails in your exchange/Gmail accounts inbox!

Just below the “My Files” area, you’ll also see a “Recent Files” area that always shows the last 5 documents that you’ve opened. This makes it extremely easy to leave this app and get right back to whatever you were viewing/editing next time you open it up!

When editing documents the interface is very similar between different types of documents. There are all of the basic features as far as formatting goes such as bullets, font formatting, etc. The basic interface for all three editors is having a menu bar at the bottom with small icons for various different functions. You can scroll the menu bar left and right by swiping to reveal different types of functions. At the top of the screen you see a button to turn the keyboard on and off and another to take you back to the menu.

One of the best features of this app is what the developer calls “InTact Technology.” What this means is that if you are editing a document that you created on your desktop it will retain all of its original formatting! What this means is that you can quickly add last minute changes to a document directly from your phone without sacrificing visual presentation!

The best thing about this app is that all of the small things that can be irritating if not done right just work. From copy and paste functionality to landscape mode and email integration this app simple to use and at the same time effective. Whether you are a professional that is constantly in the field, or you are just on a trip to Grandma’s and need access to your office files, Documents To Go is one of the most complete mobile office solutions available for the iPhone and iPod Touch platform! So what are you waiting for? Get your copy today!


Johnny Matson is a computer expert from Washington. Johnny is an software engineer. At the moment he works as a system administrator. Articles on topics range from home networks to wireless networks to Internet security, software and others.

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