1. Light Speed1's Avatar
    does the iphone compete, on a 1st party native level, with the MS Office Hub? can it open .docx, powerpoints, excel spreadsheets without needing a 3rd party app?

    Im wondering because I never had an iphone, and I couldnt imagine having a phone that doesnt support opening powerpoints, .docx, excel spreadsheets, etc??? and if so, how well does it do it???
    02-07-2011 12:55 AM
  2. VernonEL's Avatar
    Honestly, you probably should have asked this question on an iOS forum. I'd be interested to see how it is answered.

    I have friends with the 3G and 4, and when I ask them what they like about their devices, office productivity is never mentioned. They just rave about Angry Birds, and the fact that they have a FF camera, but no one has given examples of actually using said camera.
    Just my perspective.

    I agree that I would go mad without access and editing abilities to/for documents.
    Last edited by VernonEL; 02-07-2011 at 06:21 PM. Reason: Spelling Correction
    02-07-2011 06:09 PM
  3. seb_or_sam's Avatar
    From what I know the iPhone can natively open microsoft office documents if you get them as attachments in an email and such. But it can't edit them without 3rd party apps- QuickOffice or Docs2Go for example. You can only view them. Also, I'm not sure how great the support is since I haven't carried an iOS device in quite a while- the last one I had was my first gen iPod Touch, which finally broke about a year ago.
    02-07-2011 09:07 PM
  4. commo's Avatar
    The iPhone supports viewing all those types of documents and more. You will need a third party app to edit as noted in the previous post. Below are the file extensions that you can open on the iPhone.

    Mail attachment support
    Viewable document types: .jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel)
    02-07-2011 09:47 PM