Today seems to be the day for cloud-based work apps; first OneNote Mobile for Android and now TouchDocs for iPhone and iPad.
Though you can access Google Docs through Safari on your iOS device, we’ve been after something that’s on par with the dedicated experience that you get with the Google Docs Android app. TouchDocs does this and then some.
Boasting a fresh, new easy on the eye layout, TouchDocs makes for easier searching and sorting of docs and spreadsheets.
Documents you’re working on are automatically cached, so you can view them offline as well. You can’t yet edit documents without a connection, a feature that’s only recently been made available on the Android app that we know and love.
Basic Google Docs functions (create and edit documents, sync documents etc) are all quickly accessible through handily placed icons and searching for your files is made easy thanks to the navigation tool.
Documents can be sorted in terms of most recent, in alphabetical order or by type. Or if you’re after a specific title or term, you can use the manual search tool. Your collections, if you have any, are sorted into the same search environment making getting hold of your docs, spreadsheets, PDFs and presentations super-easy.
You can also send any files to AirPrint compatible printers directly from TouchDocs, making this one of the better all-in-one working apps for iOS. For taking down notes on your iPhone and editing docs it’s handy, for actually getting some work done on your iPad it’s ideal. At 69p from iTunes App Store it’s not likely to break the bank either.
Things we’d like to see in future updates would be the ability to edit documents as well as being able to view them when offline and the ability to add pictures taken directly from the camera to docs as well.
TouchDocs requires your iPhone or iPad to be updated to iOS 5.0 in order to work.