Documents To Go – DocsToGo

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Ever want to work on Microsoft Word or Excel documents from your mobile phone? Well DataViz has made it easy with their Documents To Go (DocsToGo) application for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

With the DocsToGo app you can sync word or excel documents from your home computer and then edit them on the go. DocsToGo will also allow you to view, but not edit PDF documents, Powerpoint documents, and many other file formats.

Now DocsToGo is somewhat easy to setup, first you will have to visit DataViz website and select your phone OS. Then download the application to your phone, and also make sure you download the DocToGo desktop application for your home computer while you are there. Once you have the desktop application installed launch it and the program will try to find your mobile phone, once you have launched the app on your phone it will give you a code to sync, just enter that in the window on your home computer and voila the devices are now paired. For this process to work, your phone and computer have to be on the same network.

Now I have tried DocsToGo and have found it incredibly easy to use for all of the functionality that it offers. I did have to try and sync it a couple of times (my phone was having trouble)  then it worked just fine. I have been able to edit and view documents on my iPhone. DocsToGo is by far the most feature rich Word and Excel document editor out there yet.

There are two versions of DocsToGo, there is the regular version and the premium version. The regular DocsToGo is $9.99 as of 1-4-10, and premium is $14.99 as of 1-4-10. The differences between each version is listed below:


  • EDIT: Microsoft Word, Excel documents


  • CREATE: Microsoft Word and Excel documents
  • Send and receive Microsoft Exchange email or gmail with attachements

Full Feature List from DataViz:

Microsoft Word Editing:

  • View, edit & create MS Word (.doc, .docx) files
  • Unique InTact Technology retains original document formatting of edited files
  • High fidelity viewing: embedded graphics, tables, comments, footnotes/endnotes, text boxes
  • Supports password-protected Word 97-2004 documents
  • Cut/Copy/Paste
  • Predictive text/auto-correction/auto-cap
  • Character formatting: fonts, bold, italic, underline, text color & highlight
  • Alignment (Left, Center, Right, Justified, Distributed)
  • Text selection: double tap (single word), triple tap (paragraph)
  • View & edit in both Portrait and Landscape
  • Full screen view
  • Auto bullets & numbers
  • Multiple Undo/Redo
  • Find & Replace
  • Word Count
  • Table of contents & hyperlink support

Microsoft Excel Editing:

  • View, edit & create MS Excel (.xls, .xlsx) spreadsheets
  • Unique InTact Technology retains original document formatting of edited files
  • Supports 111 functions
  • Supports password protected Excel 97-2004 spreadsheets
  • Cut/Copy/Paste
  • Cell formatting: fonts, Bold, Italic, Underline, alignment, cell shading, text color
  • Number formatting: general, number, scientific, currency, percent, text, date & time
  • View & edit in both Portrait and Landscape
  • Full screen view
  • Insert/delete rows & columns
  • Resize/hide/unhide rows & columns
  • Rename/insert/delete sheets
  • Supports multiple worksheets
  • Multiple Undo/Redo
  • Find/Find Next

Desktop application 2-way file sync:

  • Windows and Macintosh users can download a desktop application that provides 2-way file sync using a Wi-Fi connection. Any changes made to a file, such as a Word document, will automatically be merged with the corresponding document upon synchronization.

Microsoft Exchange attachments and email:

  • (“Documents To Go with Exchange Attachments” edition only)
    For Microsoft Exchange e-mail users, you can now access your attachments right within Documents To Go. E-mail any Word document that you’ve edited or created in Documents To Go as well any other files you keep handy on your iPhone or iPod touch.

All your files in one location:

  • In addition to supporting Microsoft Word and Excel, Documents To Go incorporates Apple’s built-in viewing technology to help you view other files, such as PowerPoint and PDFs on your device. That way, Documents To Go keeps all your important files in one central location and makes managing and using them simple and straightforward.

Powered by InTact Technology:

  • Thanks to DataViz’ InTact Technology, when you edit Word or Excel documents on your iPhone, the changes and original formatting are preserved, so they look the way they’re supposed to when you open them on your PC or Mac. Now you can have the confidence to know that your Office documents will not be compromised just because you needed to use them on the road.

Other document types supported:

  • iWork ’08, ’09
  • bmp, jpeg, gif, tiff, svg, png, html, htm

Documents To Go® (Microsoft Word & Excel editing & Desktop sync)

Documents To Go® Premium

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