SoftMaker Office HD

Comparison with other office suites

See for yourself how PlanMaker HD for Android leaves the competition in the dust:

PlanMaker HD

  SoftMaker Office HD Documents To Go Premium Google Docs for Android WPS Office OfficeSuite 8 Pro + PDF Premium Polaris Office Premium Microsoft Office 365 for Tablet
Program name and version PlanMaker HD Sheet To Go 4.002 Google Sheets 1.3.492.11.32 WPS Office 6.5 OfficeSuite Pro 8.1.2568 Polaris Office Premium 6.08 Microsoft Excel for Tablet 16.0.3601.1020
Price Buy for € 7.98 Buy for € 12.05 Free Free, but in-app purchases from € 0.74 to € 13.75 per item Buy for € 16.05 In-app purchases from € 2.17 to € 36.26 per item Rent for € 2.89 every month or € 29.01 every year Rent starting at € 7 every month
Manufacturer SoftMaker Dataviz Google Kingsoft Mobile Systems Infraware Microsoft
Storage requirements (Android 4.4.2) 29 MB 19 MB 60 MB 27 MB 51 MB 90 MB 223 MB
Related desktop version SoftMaker Office for Windows and Linux WPS Office for Windows and Linux Microsoft Office 365 for Windows and Mac

Files and compatibility

Read | write Microsoft Excel .xls files | | | | | | | (reading requires uploading your documents to a Microsoft server for conversion)
Read | write Microsoft Excel .xlsx files | | (up to Excel 2011, some error messages) | | | | |
Read and write password-protected .xls and .xlsx files (password-protected files cannot be edited) (password-protected .xls files cannot be opened)
Activate/deactivate password protection for worksheets
Maintains the original style and layout of your Excel worksheets
Displays the original formatting and content of your Excel worksheets
Save a file in another format (e.g. an .xlsx file as .xls)
Save worksheets in HTML format
Other supported formats SYLK, RTF, dBASE, DIF, PlanMaker (all versions), StarCalc 1.0, 2.0 CSV, ET CSV, ODS (only import) (cannot save even to .xls format)
Lets you open multiple documents at the same time in document tabs
Export worksheets to PDF format from within the program
Customizable PDF export settings (such as password protection, font embedding, tags ...) (47 settings) (only 5 settings)
Print documents using the Android print system (for printing, you must upload your documents to a Microsoft server)
Direct access from the program to files in Google Drive | Dropbox | Evernote | OneDrive ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| ||| |||
Display | edit document properties (author, subject, keywords ...) | | | | | | |
Use any TrueType, OpenType and PostScript font in your documents (just copy the font files to your tablet) (only through the cloud)

Comprehensive calculation capabilities

Number of rows per sheet 1,048,576 1,048,576 (large sheets load extremely slowly) 1000 to 65,536 65,536 65,536 1,048,576 1,048,576
Number of columns per sheet 16,384 16,384 26 to 256 256 256 16,384 16,384
Number of mathematical functions 352 113 333 310 227 236 425
Complex numbers
Array functions: Recalc | Create | Edit || || || || || || ||
Set and edit user-defined numeric formats
External references (calculations that access data in other files)

Editing and formatting worksheets

Customized cell formatting: Borders, fills, colors and shading | Alternating cell shading | | | (only borders and color can be changed) | | (only borders and color can be changed) | (only borders and color can be changed) | (only borders and color can be changed)
AutoFormat: Attractive worksheets at the press of a button
Define and apply user-created cell styles and character styles
Conditional formatting | Format brush | | | | | | (read only, no editing) |
Direct editing in the cell
Freeze rows and columns
Activate/deactivate workbook and sheet protection with password (does not ask for password) (crashes when opening protected files) (does not ask for password; protected files may only be viewed but not edited) (protected files cannot be opened, protected sheets cannot be edited)
Syntax highlighting | Display formulas instead of results in the cells | | | | | | |
Formula auditing (a "detective" for troubleshooting worksheets)
Data validation (input check)
Sort data | Customized sorting | Number of sorting levels ||64 ||3 || ||1 ||1 ||3 ||1
Transpose data
Insert form objects (check boxes, lists, buttons ...)
Insert hyperlinks | Headers and footers | Page breaks || || || || || || ||
Rotated text
SmartText ("asap" appears as "as soon as possible" etc.)
Insert symbols from a character table
Cell comments: Display them like in Excel for Windows | Edit | Insert | Format ||| ||| ||| (insert not always available) ||| ||| ||| |||
Check the spelling as you type (in-app purchase for € 7.53)
Spelling dictionaries for many languages included (dictionaries must be purchased separately)

Analyzing data

Pivot tables: Display | Edit | Create || || || || (limited functionality) || || ||
Scenarios ("what if?" analysis)
Goal seek
Data consolidation
Data grouping (outliner)
AutoFilter | Special filter | | | | | | |

Charts, images and drawings

Displays all Excel chart types true to the original | Displays 3D charts | | | | | | |
Create charts | Number of chart types |81 | |25 (function not always available) |29 |16 |20 |41
Comprehensive formatting choices for charts: scaling, titles, legends, colors, gradients, bevels ...
Insert images from the gallery | from files | (14 image formats) | | (function not always available) | | | |
Comprehensive image editing: cropping, brightness, contrast, saturation, transparency, shadow, mirror effects ...
Insert drawings | AutoShapes | | | | | | |
Comprehensive formatting choices for drawings and shapes: colors, lines, transparency, gradients, shading, patterns ...
Insert text boxes
Comprehensive formatting choices for text boxes: size, position, borders, fill, shading, lighting, mirror effects ...
TextArt module for type effects

Various

Customizable toolbars
Seamless exchange of worksheets between mobile and desktop versions , 100% n/a n/a n/a n/a
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