Got a brand new Android device this holiday season and want to add some productivity apps on it? If you are accustomed to using OpenOffice on your desktop then you might want to consider getting its Android port called AndrOpen. This full office suite comes with everything you need to stay productive such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation graphics, drawing, equation editor, and database.
AndrOpen Office is based on OpenOffice 3.4 and while this isn’t exactly the latest version it is still pretty stable and highly usable. It has been redesigned to accept touch based inputs and to work with smartphones and tablets. Just to clarify, this isn’t the official port of LibreOffice for Android (a fork of OpenOffice).
Speaking of devices, a lot of people who have used this app say that it works best on a tablet rather than on a smartphone. This is because a tablet has a much larger display which makes creating documents easier. The smaller screen on a smartphone makes it hard to type since there’s a high possibility that you will be hitting the wrong keys.
OpenOffice was originally designed to be used with a mouse and keyboard and redesigning it to accept touch based commands is quite a challenge. So how does this Android port perform? Those who have tried out this software on their devices say that it is quite usable. Its true power comes out when used on a tablet with a keyboard dock attached to it. With this, you will be able to create documents as if you were using a laptop or a desktop.
AndrOpen Office is available as a free download at the Google Play Store. You will need at least 80MB of storage space for the app to run. Your device must also be running on at least Android 2.3 and above.
If you are looking for an office suite app for your Android device and don’t want to pay for any of the premium offers then you might want to check out AndrOpen Office