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Web-based word processing on tablets

It was shameful that the iPad was not released with a decent word processor app.  Apple wants people to buy Pages, Apple’s admittedly powerful and beautiful word processing application.   Other word-processing apps are in the same price range (e.g. Office HD).  This has led many to consider web-based word processing solutions.  On computers, the options are plentiful – google docs, zoho, wikispaces.  On the iPad, for example, things are not so simply.  Google Docs is fairly glitchy on Safari, and there is little to no document formatting.  Thus, while it is perfectly easy to sync and view docs from with a browser on google docs, it is hard to really create content from it.  Wikispaces is decent.

The best solution I have found so far is wordpress.com…..the host of this website.  Even within mobile browsers, most of the text formatting features are still available.  Surprisingly, and in my opinion somewhat embarrassingly for WordPress, submitting posts on wordpress within the browser is more advanced than within the dedicated WordPress iPad App, which allows for almost no document formatting at all.   The WordPress App is good for content viewing, but not for content creation.




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