ComTech: IT Support Stirling

Blackberry Playbook document editing finally sorted

Today is a good day.  I have finally found and app on my Blackberry Playbook that allows me to view and edit documents while still keeping the same format they were sent in.  Before I am told “but the Playbook comes with Docs To Go as standard” I shall explain further. Docs To Go is ok at editing files but I have always found it doesn’t handle formatting very well. Documents saved as .doc or .docx files always seam to look a bit odd (graphics out of place etc) so I decided to have a look in App World to see if anything else is available.  There is.

That app people is Smart Office 2.  Smart Office 2 was originally an Android app which has been ported over to Blackberry.  It isn’t free (£7.50) but in my experience so far well worth the money.


It allows you to open, edit and save any file in your documents along with the ability to access your Dropbox, Google Docs or Box account which is very handy.  Since all my files are stored in Dropbox the ability to access, edit and save them back to Dropbox is great.

The best part however is that the original file keeps its format so when I make up and send an invoice to a client it looks exactly as it should.

If you work on the move and are lucky enough to own a Blackberry Playbook you should seriously check this app out.

About the Author


Hi I am Chris Wakefield the owner of ComTech IT Support. I provide Windows and Linux based IT Support, laptop repairs and computer repairs to both business and personal clients in and around Stirling.

For a list of what I can offer you why not visit my website where you will find a list of my services, testimonials, blog and much more.



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