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Ideal Word Processor for iPad

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Working on an article about the problems I’ve been having writing on my iPad, but for now here’s a list of what my ideal word processor would be able to do, for my reference as much as anything else:
Key: features currently on the following apps: D2G = Documents to Go, QO = QuickOffice, P = Pages

  • Arrow keys work on external keyboard (a surprising oversight on Docs2Go and QuickOffice) – P
  • Command keys work on external keyboard (Cmd-I for italic, Cmd-B for bold, etc.) – None (though P has some cmd key implementation, not those most obvious ones)
  • Dropbox sync – D2G QO (documents can be imported into P, but not exported or synchronized)
  • Split screen mode for viewing multiple documents, multiple parts of single document – none
  • OpenOffice ODT compatibility – none
  • Full selection of fonts – P D2G

Those are the main things I can think of.

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Written by ericrosenfield

June 25, 2010 at 1:53 pm

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