Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today’s app is OfficeSuite Pro 5.
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OfficeSuite Pro 5 is priced at $14.99 in the Android Market. It is normally priced at $14.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we noted previously, prices sometimes differ between the two stores.
OfficeSuite Pro 5 is described as follows:
Just in case you need to bring the office home with you, OfficeSuite Pro is a complete feature-rich mobile office. When you can’t get it done between nine to five, OfficeSuite Pro makes your job as efficient and painless as possible.
This office productivity suite has everything you need from mobile office software. With OfficeSuite Pro, access tools for word processing, developing spreadsheets, delivering presentations, and browsing PowerPoint and PDF files. Create, view, and edit Microsoft Word and Excel files.
Google Docs Integration
The software features the most commonly used desktop document formats and includes a File Browse. The integration with Google Docs allows you to access your remotely stored documents.
The program supports Microsoft Office 97 to 2010 text documents – DOC and DOCX (open , edit, and save), Microsoft Office 97 to 2010 spreadsheets – XLS and XLSX (open , edit, and save), opening PPT, PPTX, PPS, and PPSX presentations, PDF files viewing, and integration with Google Docs.
OfficeSuite Pro is an essential productivity application offering greater office efficiency than ever anywhere, anytime.
OfficeSuite Pro 5 has a 4.1-star rating in the Android Market, and a 4.0-star rating in the Amazon Appstore.
It’s not often that the Amazon Appstore showcases a free app of the day (FAOTD) that’s priced like this. We’d say: grab it.
We like the fact that it integrates with Google Docs, but then so does Documents to Go. There are the normal “permissions paranoia” downgrades, but it’s hard to understand why people who are not very technical complain. For example, they complain about the fact that the app requires Network communication. How else could it work with Google Docs?
They then complain about the fact that the app wants to access the SD card. Uh, it might want to do so to store documents.
Those who are considering “buying” a Free Amazon Appstore app might want to consider what it means to developers.
Amazon.com opened up the Appstore despite a lawsuit by Apple, which has previously trademarked the term “App Store.” Microsoft has filed an appeal against that trademark, saying the term is too generic. Amazon.com has responded to the lawsuit in the same manner.