Review

od178Office Documents Viewer is one of the popular Android document readers and today we’re going to find out why it’s been so. The app has been developed by Joerg Jahnke and is compatible with all the devices running Android 2.3 or any later version of the OS.

Now, in most cases, our Android devices are pre-equipped with a document reader. But these readers lack some of the basic necessities that a user looks for and readability is the very first factor in that list. If you can’t read a document properly, which might be a problem of font or size or improper styling, you can’t recommend such a document viewer to anybody else no matter how elaborate its other features are. With Office Documents Viewer, this is one of the positive aspects. Neither do you need to zoom in or zoom out, the text is clearly readable. But yes, if you want to, you can.

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Most of the document formats are compatible with Office Documents Viewer. It includes word, excel, PDF, PPT, RTF, HTML, .txt, .csv and many more. It can even open your documents stored on the cloud such as Dropbox. So even if you want to access documents online on your Android device, now you can.

One of the most unique features of this app is the “read-aloud” feature. This feature allows you to listen to the text via the Android text-to-speech functionality. This is a pretty handy feature for avid readers. Say you’re reading a novel or a book or a general document, most of the times people read at bedtime. But they’re already very tired from the day-long schedule and therefore reading isn’t as efficient as it should be. But now if they have an option of listening to the same text, it’s nothing short of a life-saver. It’s like a bed-time story in fact!

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Apart from these features, Office Documents Viewer gives you all sort of common features that you expect in a document reader. These include copying text, searching for a particular text within the document and you can even print your documents from your phone directly using the Google Cloud Print. Also, if you want to share your documents, you can do so directly from the document reader itself.

This app combines all your documents from the entire phone directory and makes them accessible under a common roof named “All Files”. It is this place where you can find all the documents and therefore now you don’t have to explore different directories in search of different documents. There are minimal buttons on screen and gives you a neat and clean layout that’s missing in most other apps.

So overall, Office Documents Viewer has got a long list of features that make it so popular. The app is available for free in the Play Store but is ad-supported. If you want to remove the ads, the paid version comes for Rs.139.99. Choice is yours!

Pros: neat and clean minimal interface; good readability; share documents directly; read-aloud text; compatible with most formats; free.

Cons: none.

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