Today DataViz announced Documents To Go 9 for the Palm OS platform, a new version of a very widely used suite for allowing handhelds and smartphones to access Microsoft Office files.
It lets mobile users create, view and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files, as well as view Adobe Acrobat files.
The new version has many improvements, with the most significant being the addition of InTact Technology which DataViz claims ensures that all file formatting is kept intact when editing and emailing Office files on a handheld or smartphone.
Other new features include an integrated file explorer, a new user interface, and updates to Word To Go, Sheet To Go, and Slideshow To Go.
InTact Replacing DocSync
For years Documents To Go has used DocSync to retain complex file formatting when editing files on a mobile device. This relied on a wired synchronization between a PC and mobile device in order to merge changes back into the original document on the desktop while retaining file formatting.
With customer expectations growing and devices becoming more and more powerful, people are now relying on their smartphones as standalone devices instead of as companions to a desktop computer.
That’s why DataViz has replaced DocSync with InTact in Documents To Go 9. With the latest version, files that are edited on the mobile device no longer have to rely on a wired synchronization with a desktop in order to maintain file integrity.
Files that are edited on a smartphone or handheld can be emailed as attachments and still retain their complex file formatting, including track changes, headers and footers, macros, and animations.
In the new version of this application, an integrated file explorer has been added to the main DocsToGo application to make browsing for files on expansion cards and internal memory easier.
Support for viewing and editing footnotes, endnotes, comments and text boxes has been added to Word To Go. In addition, support for Table Of Contents has also been added.
Support for XY scatter plot charts, True Type fonts including varying type faces and font sizes, and additional font formatting such as italic and underline has been added to Sheet To Go.
New additions to SlideShow To Go include support for native PowerPoint editing for both Macintosh and Windows users.
Pricing and Availability
Documents To Go Premium Edition costs $49.99 and is available directly from the DataViz web site, as well as many retail and online stores including CompUSA, Amazon.com, and Handango.com.
Upgrade pricing of $29.99 is available directly from DataViz for all previous Documents To Go customers, including those who received this application bundled with a Palm handheld or smartphone.