CloudOn

cloudonCloudOn: Apple / Android

CloudOn brings you Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to your device. Sure, there are other apps that do this, too, but this app brings them to the device and they look exactly like they do on your computer, so it’s not hard to figure out how to use them.

To use CloudOn you do have to have an account with one of the following: Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, SkyDrive, or Hightail. Most of us have a Google account so have access to Google Drive, so this shouldn’t be much of an issue, but keep this in mind when you start using CloudOn.

Getting started

  1. Download and open the app and you’ll be prompted to add your Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, SkyDrive, or Hightail account. You need to add an account from at least one of these places so documents you create will be stored there as well as in the app.
  2. After you have added your account any documents you had in the account can be accessed and edited in CloudOn.
  3. To create a new document, just click on the A button at the top of the page and select either Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.

Here are some screenshots to help get you started.

When you first open the app you’ll be prompted to add your Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, SkyDrive, or Hightail account, as you’ll see in this screenshot (click to make it larger):

CloudOn beginnings

Once you attach your account you’ll see items from your account in CloudOn. Those items that are Word, Excel, or PowerPoint items can be edited, just click on them to open them. Here is a screenshot showing this (click to make it larger):

CloudOn documents view

You can also create new documents with CloudOn. Just click on the A at the top of the screen to select the type of document, and then you’ll be asked to name it. Here’s a screenshot showing this (click to make it larger):

CloudOn adding new

The following screenshot shows what a blank PowerPoint template would look like in CloudOn (click to make it larger):

CloudOn PowerPoint finish

For more information on CloudOn, you may want to watch this video – CloudOn MS Office on the iPad (the Android app is almost identical):

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