Thinkfree Office Mobile for Android
Thinkfree Office Mobile for Android does not differ much in functionality as compared to the above-mentioned office suites. The major exception, and this is why Thinkfree is worth considering, is that the app is a lot faster in tasks. This is a big advantage for Excel, because files can be pretty demanding. Especially with larger files with a lot of graphical elements Thinkfree for Android is really fast to render them. Also in the scrolling, zooming or editing the app is fast, which is very pleasant if you are serious about mobile Excel. Thinkfree also supports the XLSX format, which was incorporated in Office 2007, so the application is definitely future-proof.
The layout of Thinkfree is a bit more basic than the other two options. As the user interface consists of no more than four tabs (Home/My Docs/Online/Google) there are limited options for navigating around. The My Docs tab is where saved documents can be found, but the application doesn’t scan the SD card. Instead you have to navigate to the right folder each time, which can be a bit tedious at times.
The application does have its own online service for backing up your documents and even supports Google Docs integration. Strangely, opening a Google Doc Excel file will trigger the web browser and not the app and downloading the app doesn’t open it straight away. A search through the folders will find it later. The Google Docs integration, therefore, isn’t always fluent. If you can look past these few annoyances Thinkfree is a good application for viewing and editing Excel files. It takes a bit of getting used too, but once you do it is definitely worth the effort. Thinkfree Office Mobile for Android is $14.99 in the Android Market.