Anyone who is squeamish at the thought of being away from a desktop or laptop computer while on call for business for any significant period of time will take comfort in the latest version of WPS Office that was released today for Android devices 2.3 and up on the Google Play store.
If you’re like me, while traveling or out and about, you use your Android tablet and/or iPad primarily for content consumption (reading, viewing, tracking, etc.). Content creation, however, is confined to messaging, social media, and maybe a quick edit or two for mission critical documents. Tasks that involve heavier lifting and/or require a quick and reliable connection to multiple cloud storage and collaboration services, for me anyway, are still best handled on a computer.
While there are a bevy of productivity-oriented applications that let users create and modify word processing documents, spreadsheets and presentations, the experience is not as fluid or intuitive as what is available on the latest version of WPS Office. Further, the ability to seamlessly and reliably share files across multiple cloud-based services including Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote, Box, Hightail and Webdev among others gives me the peace of mind to leave the laptop at home during business or personal travel.
New to 7.0
If you are not one of the 330 million existing WPS users (the service was formerly called Kingsoft Office), now is a terrific time to tap into the benefits. The Android version is free to download and use, and includes features that are not yet available for iOS and desktop versions of the software.
For those of you already on board, here is what you will find in the brand new update.
Enhanced Tab-Based Navigation
The ability to create, modify and categorize files including documents, memos, presentations and spreadsheets has never been easier. Simply tap “+” to view a memo of options and dive right in. Additional navigation options include the ability see files by recency, what is starred, or stored within the app or alternate cloud management providers. The ability to access and manage documents within this interface is easy and efficient.
WPS Office 7.0 has multiple, convenient options for scribbling notations, drawings, and highlights within documents. Simply turn the “Ink” feature on, designate a desired tool (pen, highlighter, eraser) to mark up documents you are managing or collaborating on with others.
Whatever you are working on can be captured and saved in real time across multiple devices that are running WPS.
Security and Support
The new release also includes document encryption for advanced security and additional live presentation support for transmission across all of the major cloud collaboration services.
For more than a quarter century, developer Kingsoft Office Software has produced pioneering productivity software and applications. More than 650,000 users have reviewed WPS Office on Google Play alone.
This new version will appeal to hardcore users and newbies alike.
WPS Office 7.0 from Kingsoft Office Software can be downloaded from the Google Play store to devices running version 2.3 or later
This review was expedited as part of a promotional campaign.