Silicon Valley start-up CloudOn created something of a frenzy when it launched its iPad app in January, and was forced to take the app down from the App Store for a short time after experiencing 'overwhelming' demand for the free application. However, although the group will be hoping to avoid those kind of problems again, the new Android tablet app does seem to carry many of the same features as the iPad version, with the ability to edit Word and Excel documents and present PowerPoint slideshows.
Users can also display, edit or create charts, insert formulas, change formatting and carry out spell checks on any Office document, while there’s support for viewing PDF files and a universal image viewer for looking through PNG, JPEG and GIF images imported from Photoshop.
Furthermore, the app – which is for those devices running Honeycomb (Android 3.1) or Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) – lets users send emails and attachments through just one-click while in the app, and integrates with Dropbox, Box and Google Drive for saving documents to the cloud.
CloudOn for Android is a free application, which is now available from Google Play (previously the Android Marketplace).