Documents To Go Professional Edition 4.0

The Good Synchronizes and lets you edit Microsoft Office documents, PDF files, images, e-mail attachments, and charts between your PC and your handheld.

The Bad Doesn't let you update PowerPoint presentations on the handheld; bundled versions include confusing add-on kit options; expensive.

The Bottom Line Documents To Go is the most complete product available for managing Office documents on your Palm device. It's a must-have for anyone who regularly uses both a Palm and Microsoft Office.

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Review

Documents To Go Professional Edition 4.0

By Josh Wynd and Rick Broida
(Updated 5/30/02)

DataViz Documents To Go Professional Edition 4.0 integrates Microsoft Office, including Office XP, with your Palm better than ever before. With version 4.0, you can view and edit Word and Excel documents and spreadsheets on your handheld as easily as you can in Office on your desktop. Plus, its newly updated and included add-on kit lets you view PDF files, e-mail attachments, photos, and Excel charts. If you use Microsoft Office and carry a Palm, don't leave home without Documents To Go; it's a decidedly worthwhile investment despite its relatively high cost. By Josh Wynd and Rick Broida
(Updated 5/30/02)

DataViz Documents To Go Professional Edition 4.0 integrates Microsoft Office, including Office XP, with your Palm better than ever before. With version 4.0, you can view and edit Word and Excel documents and spreadsheets on your handheld as easily as you can in Office on your desktop. Plus, its newly updated and included add-on kit lets you view PDF files, e-mail attachments, photos, and Excel charts. If you use Microsoft Office and carry a Palm, don't leave home without Documents To Go; it's a decidedly worthwhile investment despite its relatively high cost.

Pricey proposal
Whether you download Docs To Go Professional Edition or buy it in a box, you'll shell out a surprising $69.95. If, however, you need to access only Word and Excel documents and don't want to view PowerPoint files, you're in luck: DataViz now offers a $49.95 Standard Edition. It's worth noting that many of the latest Palm handhelds, including the i705, the m130, and the m515, come bundled with Documents To Go, as do some Sony CLIE models. However, different models come with different versions, and the price of the add-on kit varies accordingly, from nothing to $29.95. See the DataViz Web site for details.

Options galore, except for presentations
Documents To Go quickly installs its three main components: a desktop application for managing documents, a conduit that automatically syncs documents between your PC and your handheld, and the handheld applications themselves. The main editing app, called Documents, lets you view and edit all document types on your handheld and even beam your docs and a viewer to other Palm users. Don't need to edit on your Palm device? Docs To Go's installation dialog also gives you the option of installing smaller, view-only Word and Excel viewers.

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  • MSRP $70
  • Brand DataViz Inc.
  • Category utilities
  • Compatibility Mac, PC
  • OS Family MacOS, Palm OS, Windows
  • Version 4.0
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