Executive Summary

By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2003-04-21 Print this article Print

: Quickoffice Premier 7.0"> Executive Summary: Quickoffice Premier 7.0

Usability Fair
Capability Good
Performance Fair
Interoperability Good
Manageability Good
Scalability Good
Security Fair
Quickoffice Premier 7.0, from Cutting Edge Software (www.quickoffice.com), is the first and only office productivity suite for Palm OS that enables users to open and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on mobile devices. While document editing on mobile devices entails certain sacrifices, the $50 product does a good job of rendering these documents in the constrained display space available on Palm OS devices and brings new independence to these handheld computers.

(+) Native support for Microsoft Office documents; well-designed interface for space-limited handheld display.

(-) Additional software required for e-mailing documents as attachments; cant open password-protected documents.

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    As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. JasonÔÇÖs coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at jbrooks@eweek.com.

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