CloudOn- an app that provides remote access to Microsoft Office from Android or iOS platform has recently been updated with numerous features. It would now be available for use in 60 new countries, spanning across Europe, South America and the Middle East.
CloudOn is a revolutionary app which is built on the concept of cloud computing and allows you to access the functionalities of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) in order to access, edit and save your documents on the go. The app connects users to a remote server where they can remotely access the full version of Microsoft Office.
To be very frank, even with the latest update, the current version of CloudOn doesn’t work glibly with Microsoft Office. It isn’t as touch-friendly on tablets as native apps would be, but that’s a trade-off you ought to make when you switch to a more avant-garde version of computing. Considering the fact that you don’t have to worry about compatibility or formatting issues followed by the added bonus of working on the same interface across different platforms is perhaps the biggest plus-point of the app. However, a seamlessly working Internet connection is a pre-requisite for the app to work. That could be a potential drawback, when you have limited connectivity off-work and would like to work on presentations/ spread sheets.
CloudOn would now also be able to pull files from Box.net, Dropbox and Google Drive for editing and would also be able to save them back. The new update offers features like dictation support and the ability to open password-encrypted or some email attachments directly in the app. Thus, CloudOn apparently provides the complete cloud-computing experience. With storage, operation and access, all on the cloud, you are not left with anything to whine about.
The reach has been extended to the below mentioned countries as well: Albania, Algeria, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bermuda, Bulgaria, Cayman Islands. Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus/Malta, Czech Republic, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Montserrat, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks & Caicos, UAE, Ukraine, and the Virgin Islands.
CloudOn is available for free download on the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store. You just need to sign-up and you’re on the cloud. With the cloud-computing technology expanding, this would be enhanced even more in the coming years. The only constraint then would be the bandwidth of the network. If all smartphones can hoist to super-blazing 3G/4G speeds, the dream of parallel computing can very soon be realised.