Getting a new iPad? The new 4.1.1 update to Polaris for iPad is now out, and it's handy for reading and editing Office docs.
Polaris Office is one of the more widely used mobile apps for viewing, editing and creating documents in Microsoft Office format.
The 4.1.1 update to the iOS version (suitable for iPhone and iPad) features a desktop-like auto-save function to minimise the loss of work in the event of a mishap. The price of Polaris Office has been reduced to $13.99.
Other changes include improvements to the Select All function and Dropbox authentication. There's also support for embedded fonts, the ability to link to other apps such as Dropbox, and a 'long press' on a Bluetooth keyboard is recognised.
Infraware, the application's publisher, recommends an unusual process for updating to version 4.1.1, so read the instructions carefully (in a nutshell, back up all documents, delete the old app, and download and install the new version).