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If you have files that won’t open on your iOS device, Doctape Viewer (Free) might be just the solution for you. The developers claim that Doctape supports over 80 different file types for viewing on your mobile device.

Doctape Viewer can easily open PDF, jpg, and rtf files, but it can also handle Photoshop files. To view files that normally can’t be opened on an iOS device, Doctope securely sends the file to the Doctape Server to convert it for you. Doctape claims to automatically convert:

  • Microsoft Office files (Word DOC/DOCX, Excel XLS/XLSX, Powerpoint PPT/PPTM/PPTX)
  • Libre Office & Open Office files (ODT, ODT, SXW, STW),
  • Text-files (RTF, TXT, CSV).

It also supports most popular audio and video file formats, and image files including PSD.

In a few tests it was not able to convert a Scrivener Scrivener: The Best Writing Program for the Mac and PC Scrivener: The Best Writing Program for the Mac and PC Scrivener has been around since 2006, and it is a favorite application amongst novelists and screenwriters. Scrivener is not a desktop layout application like Word and Pages, but it helps you organize and export your... Read More text file, nor could it open a few other iOS app files, like the Write text app. But these files are understandably not as widely used as the ones listed above. A few Doctape customers also said that Doctape couldn’t open .xls and .ai files as claimed.

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Doctape Viewer is similar to Doctape – Files to Go, but the Viewer can import files directly from storage sites like Dropbox, Facebook, Gmail, Instagram, Google Drive, Sky Drive, and iTunes, via the USB and Wi-Fi connection.

Doctape is a free app, so you can give it a try to see what works for you. There’s also an in-app Pro Upgrade of Doctape (presently ($.99 cents) that promises unlimited ad-hoc conversion for documents and images not supported by iOS, unlimited file imports, and fulltext-search of documents.

If you download Doctape, let us know how it works for you.

Source: TechCrunch

  1. Sascha Reuter
    September 5, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Thanks a lot for your review! I'd love to give some updates/insides on the issues experienced while testing the app.

    - AI support in doctape Viewer is fixed in the upcoming version (Already submitted to Apple for review some days ago). Please notice that this only affects the doctape Viewer, our service-bound app (doctape for iOS - files to go!) already opens AI files just right :-)
    - We are trying to reproduce errors with XLS files, but can't see any problems here yet. Should you experience conversion/rendering issues here, please let us know!
    - We are working on Markdown support, as well as code viewing (including syntax highlighting). That should make your markdown files from "Write text app" work.

    Again, thank you very much for the review!

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