For many people, one of the most important features of an iPhone and other iOS devices is still native support for Office documents, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Surprisingly, Microsoft announced that it would bring the widespread productivity suite to iOS devices next year. However, there are some excellent alternatives in the App Store that we have already presented to you, such as Google Drive and Dropbox. However, the applications offered by these applications look more like workarounds and are not a direct way to interact with your Office documents. Fortunately, CloudOn solves the problem by applying an application that allows you to access all your Office documents, create and edit it, while integrating it with other services so that everything is updated. Here is a quick overview of how CloudOn works. When you open the application, you will be greeted by a brief but useful demonstration of the most important features of the application. Once in the application, the panel of your accounts is presented to you. You can access all your documents from the most important online services, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Box and SkyDrive. Once you have started navigating each of the application’s services (Dropbox in this case), you will feel at home with the interface because CloudOn follows the way the files are organized on each of them. ‘them. Note: Although CloudOn is powerful enough to handle most Office documents, I found it odd not to recognize some simple .TXT files. Of course, CloudOn is not about opening simple text files. So I immediately tried it with very heavy Excel spreadsheets and Word documents. Working with spreadsheets on CloudOn turned out to be like walking with shoes among the dunes, which meant it was rather nice, but with some disadvantages here and there. On the positive side, CloudOn had no trouble opening even the most data-rich spreadsheets I launched. However, scrolling them reminded you of some of the worst web apps I’ve tested on the iPhone. I have an iPhone 4S, which is not in rest, but nevertheless, navigation in my spreadsheets seemed slow. However, CloudOn catches up almost instantly with the variety of editing options it offers for you to tweak and work with your spreadsheets. It does not offer the full range of Microsoft Excel editing tools, but what was working well and was much more than anyone would need to edit spreadsheets from a smartphone . Experience in handling Word documents has been slightly better, my documents have little delay when scrolling and the variety of editing tools offered are at the same level as those proposed for spreadsheets Synchronization also worked as expected: all changes to my documents were updated almost instantly in my Dropbox folder. In addition to the classic document editing tools, CloudOn also gives you the ability to create folders and folders. documents from the base, all running without problems during my tests. While working with photo files, I noticed that all did not show up well on more than one occasion, which must surely be due to a problem or a bug in the application to correct. A last important feature that I almost forgot to mention about CloudOn is its Recent Files option, which displays the most recent files that you have worked with, which saves you a lot of time, otherwise you would go through them and search for them .Conclusions It is true that in less than a year, Microsoft will finally offer a set of native Office Office iOS applications, but in my case, I really do not see the need to use them. Office has become a tool primarily used by businesses and by those who create complex documents. For everyone else, options such as CloudOn (and other inexpensive productivity tools on the App Store) offer great free features.