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There are a few full-featured office apps on Android, but Docs To Go was starting to look a little stagnant compared to the others. That changes today with the big version 4.0 update. The app looks completely different and has a couple new features that bring it up to par with the competition. The price has also been reduced to celebrate – a full version key is $9.95, down from $14.95.

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The new interface is much more modern and finally loses the legacy menu button of shame. Content is organized by tabs that are rearranged into a second pane on tablets. It's not quite a #holoyolo makeover, but it fits much better with Android than that busted old Gingerbread theme (you can see some old screens down at the bottom).

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In addition to the new UI, Docs To Go 4.0 brings native support for editing and syncing documents saved in cloud directories like Dropbox, Drive, OneDrive, and Box. Beginning with this version, editing is allowed with the free version of the app. There will still be ads in the free app, but it includes in-app purchases if you only want certain features.

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Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • http://cassidyjames.com Cassidy James

    Ugh. It's really more iOS7 than Android. App designers should watch more of Android's Android Design in Action series; their latest episode explicitly called out several design mistakes these guys have made. -_-

    • AbbyZFresh

      Android design guidelines are not exactly great looking to begin with.

  • Jasper Vinkenvleugel

    Yeah. Still ugly.

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      ✿✿✿ ✿ᤡ✿✿ ✿✿✿ ✿✿✿᢬ ✿✿✿So you make a big update and basically give it an iOS UI? C'Mon Son!!

    • blackk

      You ungrateful ba...

  • TechWings

    Yeah, too little too late. And I was an early adopter. I paid $25 for Docs to Go back when I had the G1. And that was when most Android apps were free! Ah, the good old days...

  • HeCareth

    Docs 2 Go...I forgot it still existed. So you make a big update and basically give it an iOS UI? C'Mon Son!!

  • http://jamiehamilton.me/ Jamie Hamilton

    Looks like the bastard child of holo and iOS 7... I'll pass.

  • jazoom

    Check the settings. It still uses a Gingerbread theme. Their fake action bar is terrible. If you're going to do a complete makeover you may as well do it right. Big fail.

  • Telefunken

    Cloud, huh. Docs to go... Straight to the NSA. Thanks, but I'll take my chances with RAID.

  • John Smith

    i switched to OfficeSuite Pro long ago. on sale for 99 cents now!

  • garychencool

    Office suite pro looks better, probably works better and is on sale right now for $0.99

    • Marcell Lévai

      Either that, or Quickoffice for free from Google. I prefer both of them to this ugly mess.

      • John Smith

        Quickoffice does not have password support. OfficeSuite Pro does.

    • firesoul453

      And they finally include the extra fonts instead of charging an extra $5 just for them!

    • flosserelli

      And OfficeSuite Pro renders more smoothly to boot.

    • Nick

      OfficeSuite is the best Doc application I have tried, including QuickOffice, Docs2Go, and Polaris Office. OfficeSuite has them all beat.

  • Vader_MIB

    Still only TextMaker Mobile is proposing management of track changes (and well done). I am using this one.

  • firesoul453

    Kingsoft is still free and does all that stuff.

  • ddpacino

    What can this do that QuickOffice cannot? Curious... I've had a nightmare issue where I flashed a ROM, and then it wouldn't allow me to use my purchased app; I had to buy it again. Forgot, and the same thing happened on another flash.

  • Senteliks

    Lol it's so ugly .... i will stick with my current version.