It’s here! DataViz brings Office editing and creation to the N900

It's here! DataViz brings Office editing and creation to the N900Back in May DataViz told us that Documents To Go Premium would be coming to the Nokia N900 after the 1.2 update. On May 26th, the 1.2 update was released, but all I heard from DataViz was the sound of crickets and I worried that they dropped this project since Maemo 5 was a dead end for the Nokia N900. I am very pleased to now inform you that Documents To Go Premium Edition for Nokia Maemo 5 is now available for the N900. The software costs $29.99 and if you want to know all about it, then stay tuned here for a full review tomorrow.

I have Documents To Go on my Google Android and iPad devices and find it to be one of the best ever Office suites and this software will have me using my N900 more now. With this software you can view, edit, and create Microsoft Word and Excel documents and spreadsheets right on your N900. According to the website, key features include:

  • Native Word and Excel File Editing, including Office 2007 and 2010 files.
  • Password Protection
  • Quick Keyboard Shortcuts
  • InTact technology to retain original formatting
  • Multi-level zoom
  • Live hyperlink support
  • PowerPoint Support Coming Soon (Support for editing Microsoft PowerPoint files will be available as a free update once available.)
Customers who have already purchased Documents To Go Viewer Edition v 1 for Maemo will receive a FREE upgrade to Premium Edition. A 30-day, fully functional free trial is available for download via a pre-loaded download link on the Nokia N900 and also via Ovi Store. For those who interested in a view-only solution, Documents To Go Viewer Edition will remain available for $9.99.

UPDATE: I installed and started using DTG for Maemo, but didn’t get a chance to finish up my review so stay tuned for it. I did walk through the upgrade process, which is not really straightforward for everyone and seems to involve interacting with their website. Here is what worked for me:

Log into www.dataviz.com with your registration number and last name, then select ‘my account’.  Next to your product, your free upgrade hyperlink will be available.  All users that purchased version 1.0 of the Viewer will receive the Premium Edition free of charge. After going through this you should be able to enter your registration number and activation code to unlock the Premium Edition.

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35 Comments to It’s here! DataViz brings Office editing and creation to the N900

Chris
July 26, 2010

Read a couple reviews, seems functional but with a few bugs.

Price is simply too steep though!

Matthew Miller
July 26, 2010

Price is free if you bought the $10 viewer edition :)

The price is what is is for platforms other than the iPhone. I do find it disappointing that iPhone users get such apps so cheaply while other platforms have to pay more. I guess it has to do with scale and there just isn’t that many Maemo 5 owners or people who will buy this compared to the millions of iPhone users. Just a factor of demand and development, I am afraid.

I’ll be putting this through the paces today and posting my experiences later.

matt
July 26, 2010

It seems a steep price to pay considering Maemo 5 is dead. I loved the idea that Nokia was experimenting with Linux, but quickly killing it and announcing MeeGo got under my skin. I also have an N810 WiMax, but I don’t see a purpose in paying money for applications like this when Maemo is no longer going to be fully supported by Nokia. Since Maemo is Linux, I just downloaded Open Office…and it’s free.

Scott
July 27, 2010

Hi Matt. I downloaded Premium trial version, entered the registration number and activation key from Viewer version. Not recognised. No answered in Dataviz support forums either. How do I get the free upgrade? Thanks

James Moore
July 27, 2010

Scott – go to the Dataviz site and click oh upgrade. This will send you a new code

Daniel R.
July 27, 2010

when I select add to card on the dtaviz page, I get the following error:

Your Shopping Cart is empty.

I hope anybody can help me….

juzek
July 27, 2010

Mam to samo co Scott i Daniel R. Jak przeprowadzić aktualizację z Viewer 1? Mam nadzieję, że ktoś to wyjaśni. Dziękuję.

Barry M
July 27, 2010

I paid for the app but have yet to install it. The activation code isn’t recognised and when I try to redownload from Ovi it fails to install. There is no easy way to contact them for support so I have posted on their forum. If I don’t get a response soon I will ask for a refund. The N900 still doesn’t have 1 useful office program (Koffice, OpenOffice, Abiword and Gnumeric are all terrible at reproducing office documents). My E71 was better!

juzek
July 27, 2010

Microsoft PowerPoint nie ma. Kiedy będzie? To mi jest bardzo potrzebne. Żeby zainstalować v. 2 musiałem odinstalować v.1 i FreOffica. Mógłby ktoś zainterweniować bo nie można zaktualizować, na starym kodzie z v. 1 nie chce się aktywować. Co robię nie tak?

Jeff Powell
July 28, 2010

Barry The n900 DOES have open office… I have used it. Its called easy debian and it works fine. Its alot better than this documents to go trash.

Barry M
July 28, 2010

Thanks Jeff,

I tried open office via easy debian but it wasn’t easy to use. I will give it another try as I am tempted to dump Maemo/Meego over this; document viewing was one of the main reasons I bought it!!!

Tim
July 28, 2010

Has anyone been able to upgrade there documents to go? (my suspicion is if you are an editor and wright a review you get a free upgrade) Dataviz are not offering me any upgrades, I cant upgrade my viewer to premium, after longing in and clicking upgrade options I just get a blank page, I can buy the full version but no upgrade available for me. I checked my order history and I can upgrade Palm OS versions of Documents To Go in, but no upgrades for Maemo.

juzek
July 28, 2010

Widzę że sobie ze mnie jaja robią. Jest niby aktualizacja a jej nie ma, a wsparcia e-mail też w Polsce nie ma. To był ostatni raz że dałem się w konia zrobić. Ja płacę…

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rpasea
August 2, 2010

Id OpenOffice is free and works on the N900, who would really care about this app?

rpasea
August 2, 2010

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Gary Wakerley
August 3, 2010

Hi Like a lot of others above. I have tried getting the free upgrade for Docs to go, no luck blank page and no answers in the forum. It seems that they are ducking the problem by ducking there customers and hoping they will go away.Has anyone got an answer from support yet?

Regards

Gary

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don
August 6, 2010

Me too. I have the viewer installed but when I try to install Premium from Ovi Store I get a cannot install message.

Meinrad Joerger
August 11, 2010

On my Nokia N900, I had documents to go viewer edition installed. It was working good so far, despite the nasty fact, that it’s a ‘read only’ application. Several attempts to install documents to go premium edition failed – even after de-installation of the viewer edition. Obviously the new program is not runing on the N900 although it has been updated to PR 1.2 version. After de-installation of the viewer edition, no access to the documents is possible now…. sounds good?

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Peter Bailey
August 20, 2010

Documents to go is a joke. There is no way of contacting the company AT ALL. Don’t waste your money on it.

sanjay
April 17, 2011

I feel it was a blunder of buying this costly phone as all these software are free on nokia’s other phones.I am helpless now and using the phone only for voice mesages as thinking to thr it.

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