+ Create and edit Microsoft Word® (.doc and .docx) and Open Office Documents (.odt) on your iPad.
Open Word for iPad allows you to create, view and edit Microsoft Office 2007,2010,2013 documents, Open Office Open Text Documents and LibreOffice text documents.
You can transfer existing .doc or .docx from your PC to the iPad via Wifi Transfer or USB Sync. You can also edit existing files from Dropbox, Google Docs, Google Drive and Box.com.
Open Word for iPad supports the following in editing Word and text documents
+ View, create and edit Microsoft Word 2007,2010,2013 documents (.doc & .docx)
+ View, create and edit Open Text Documents (.odt)
+ Powerful file management capability for your iPad that is integrated with Dropbox, Google Docs, Google Drive and Box.com.
+ Convenient file transfer capability with support for Wi-fi transfers.
+ Spelling and grammar checking functionality
+ Insertion of headers, footers and comment
+ Support insertion, deletion, merging and spliting cells in tables
+ Word and characters Count
+ Text highlighting
+ Multiple and granular zooming
+ Unlimited number of undos and redos
+ Large number of font supports
+ International language input
+ Drawing tools support including drawing of shapes
Open Word Processor Professional for iPad is a cloud based solution hosting the popular LibreOffice which is a fork of the popular Open Office which has been downloaded more than 100M times.
- Not all documents can be opened or edited successfully. Some opened and saved documents may result in a loss of formatting due to formats in compatibility. If you are unsure, you can email us your non-confidential document to our support email to help you test if the app can open the documents successfully for you.
- OpenOffice.org™ is a registered trademark of Oracle.
- LibreOffice™ is a trademark of The Document Foundation.
- Microsoft® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
- This app is not affiliated with, endorsed, or sponsored by LibreOffice, OpenOffice or Microsoft
- This app is a cloud based and hosted solution and requires users to be online for its editing features.
- If you are interested in using LibreOffice on desktop computers, please visit www.libreoffice.org
+ Bug fixes
+ Improve word processing performance
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
It's an ok app at best
It's a fairly nice port of Open Office Writer to the iPad. The designers have done a pretty good job of bringing over the desktop app to the iPad, though the desktop paradigm doesn't always work really well in the mobile world.
-Full desktop word processor power on a mobile device
-Familiar interface for any desktop user, but especially for those who use Open Office or Libre Office.
-There are some clever features, such as the cursor locator, which do help make it work well on the iPad. Unfortunately, most aren't that clever. See below.
-Transition from desktop to mobile is not fluid. The app needs to change more to fit in with mobile "touch" apps. Many features, such as spell check, do not work intuitively on an iPad. There are too many gimmicks in place to "make it work" rather than doing things a completely different, and ultimately better, way for the iPad.
-The devs claim that v2.2 fixes performance and typing delay issues. I actually laughed when I read that one. Performance and delay problems are still fully intact.
The ugly (literally):
-They used old widgets for the interface. Compared to the smooth and polished look of most apps on iOS, this thing just looks clunky.
-The flat black-and-white buttons on the upper-right screen serve their purposes, but look cheap. Again, they need to come up with a more integrated, polished solution.
Spell check is useless
I used Open Word to make a huge list of DVDs. Along the way I would use the Spell Check function (Add To Dictionary, in particular), save my changes, then close the document. Upon reopening the document I noticed that the changes weren’t permanent. I was right back at square one. I guess I’ll have to live with it until this problem can be fixed. Very frustrating.
Typing response is unusably slow with an external keyboard. Also Dropbox complains that they’re using an API which is deprecated, and I was unable to make Dropbox access work at all. One star for a good idea (and because I can’t give it zero) but -4 stars for not being useable.
- Appsverse Inc.
- 35.9 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Unrestricted Web Access
- © Appsverse Inc. (Office)
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.