The best apps for creating and editing documents at university

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Do you want to create or edit your lecture notes and essays on a tablet or on the go with your smartphone? 


There are so many document editing and creation tools available on all the app stores that it'd be impossible to count them all on 2 hands and feet, and each support a variety of features and file types. 

More devices are starting to become pre-installed with these apps, but which ones will be of the greatest use to you? Find out with our recommendations below:

Microsoft Office Suite

Microsoft Office Suite

For anyone familiar with Microsoft's Office apps on PC (oh that's everyone?), you'll be pleased to know that they have released their Word, Excel and PowerPoint software in app form, and they aren't half bad. Each app brings over the interface from their 2013 PC offerings, and even though they don't have every feature from the desktop offerings, they do offer much more than comparable apps. Of course if you're using a windows tablet, you can use the full office suite in desktop mode. 
 

Download Word: iTunes / Google Play 
Download Excel: iTunes / Google Play 
Download PowerPoint: iTunes / Google Play

Google Drive Suite

Google Drive Suite

If you want a simpler document editing suite, or if you like to collaborate with others (perhaps you're doing a group project?), then there's no better app collection than all the Google Drive office apps. All your documents are automatically saved and uploaded to Google Drive as you tap, so you will never accidently lose any data if you run out of battery. What's more, more than one person can view and edit these docs at once, so you can work on group projects at the same time from your own devices, making it very easy and much more productive.
 

Download Docs: iTunes / Google Play 
Download Sheets: iTunes / Google Play 
Download Slides: iTunes / Google Play

OfficeSuite

Office Suite

If you want a non-big brand document editor, or if the other offerings aren't playing ball with your particular files, then you should try out OfficeSuite. The app is available for free with optional premium offerings, and allows the editing and creation of many different file types, including PDFs. 

Download Officesuite: iTunes / Google Play

Pages

Pages

If you're prepared to spend nearly a tenner on a great document editor for the more creative person then Apple's Pages app for iPhone and iPad is for you. Pages lets you create beautiful documents with ease, and still packs in many advanced functions so that you can do more than just type text. It even lets you back up to iCloud, and export in Microsoft Word and PDF formats!
 

Download Pages: iTunes (£7.99)

 

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