NEW: SoftMaker Office HD Basic – the strongest free Office package for Android tablets

NEW: SoftMaker Office HD Basic – the strongest free Office package for Android tablets


A few months ago, German software developer SoftMaker released SoftMaker Office HD, the first Office suite for Android tablets that offers the full functional scope of a Windows Office package. SoftMaker has now published an additional, free “Basic” variant: it forgoes some advanced functions of Office HD, but still considerably overtrumps all the other free Android Office packages. SoftMaker Office HD Basic will initially be available exclusively in the Amazon Appstore, later also in the Google Play Store and directly from SoftMaker.

Summary:

  • SoftMaker Office HD Basic is a new, free Office suite for Android tablets.
  • It consists of the three apps TextMaker HD Basic (word processing), PlanMaker HD Basic (spreadsheet program) and Presentations HD Basic (presentation software).
  • SoftMaker Office HD Basic is functionally considerably better equipped than all the other free Android Office packages.
  • With an in-app upgrade, the feature set can be extended to the full SoftMaker Office HD.
  • Seamlessly compatible with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Built-in connectivity with Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote and OneDrive
  • Offers the same user interface as on PCs, but perfectly adapted to touchscreen use.
  • SoftMaker Office HD Basic will initially be available exclusively in the Amazon Appstore, later also in the Google Play Store and directly from SoftMaker.
  • Link (Amazon.com): www.softmaker.com/go/amazon.com
  • Link (Amazon.co.uk): www.softmaker.com/go/amazon.co.uk

New and free: SoftMaker Office HD Basic
Effective immediately, all interested users can download the new SoftMaker Office HD Basic – a full Office suite for Android tablets, consisting of the three apps TextMaker HD Basic (word processing), PlanMaker HD Basic (spreadsheet program) and Presentations HD Basic (presentation software). It has the same comfortable user interface as the PC version, however it is optimized for touch operation. It will initially be available exclusively in the Amazon Appstore for Android, later also in the Google Play Store and directly from SoftMaker.

Widest functional scope of all free Office apps
SoftMaker Office HD Basic convinces with considerably more functions than all the other free Android Office suites. TextMaker HD Basic is not only perfect for everyday correspondence, but, thanks to numerous excellent formatting options, also for demanding paperwork and graphical design. More than 350 mathematical functions for all types of calculations are provided by PlanMaker HD Basic, whose results not only can be analyzed comprehensively but also be displayed in presentation quality using more than 80 different chart types. And, sophisticated presentations are successful with Presentations HD Basic, which can be pepped up with a large variety of design elements.

Can be extended with additional professional functions
Users who wish to use further professional features on their Android tablet can upgrade from the free Basic version to the full HD version from inside each app for 4.99 euros respectively. This provides them with a functional scope which matches SoftMaker Office for Windows. Thus, they have the full multitude of commands of a desktop Office package at their fingertips on their tablet.

The reference for speed and compatibility
No other Android Office suite works faster and offers such seamless compatibility as SoftMaker Office HD does – numerous tests in the trade press come to this conclusion. The Basic version is in no way inferior because it has the same software architecture and the same strong import and export filters. Word documents (.doc, .docx), Excel tables (.xls, .xlsx) and PowerPoint presentations (.ppt, .pptx) are opened and saved true to the original as fast as lightning. All elements in Microsoft Office files are already rendered correctly and saved again by free SoftMaker Office HD Basic.

Martin Kotulla, SoftMaker’s Managing Director: “Some free Android Office apps already exist, but they can hardly be called beacons of functionality, to put it mildly. With SoftMaker Office HD Basic, we have now launched a free package which not only boasts considerably more capabilities, but is also seamlessly compatible with Microsoft Office. We cordially invite all Android users to try it and gain their own impression.”

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About SoftMaker
The Nuremberg software house was founded in 1987 and has worked on the development and improvement of its own Office program SoftMaker Office since then. It incorporates the word processor TextMaker, the spreadsheet program PlanMaker and the presentation program SoftMaker Presentations. The compact, stable office suite which is compatible with Microsoft Office is offered for the operating systems Windows, Linux, Android, Windows Mobile and Windows CE. SoftMaker also offers professional font collections, including the MegaFont XXL 2.0 and infiniType 3 collections.

Important links
SoftMaker Office HD Basic @ Amazon.com Appstore: www.softmaker.com/go/amazon.com
SoftMaker Office HD Basic @ Amazon.co.uk Appstore: www.softmaker.com/go/amazon.co.uk
SoftMaker: http://softmaker.com/

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TextMaker HD Basic
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PlanMaker HD Basic
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PlanMaker HD Basic app icon
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Presentations HD Basic
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Presentations HD Basic app icon
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