What is the best free Office suite, PDF reader and apps monitor for Android?

Osama Javaid January 9, 2013
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I want to install a good but free Office suite, which can create and edit Word and PowerPoint files, a free PDF reader with a clean UI for pleasing reading experience, and a reputable apps monitor, which keeps a real-time check on apps crossing phone CPU or memory usage threshold. Any suggestions?

Also, do custom launchers use a lot of CPU/memory/battery?

  1. Jay Yang
    January 20, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    kingsoft definitely makes a good office suite.

    there's another, popular option called OfficeSuite Pro (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobisystems.editor.office_registered). This is NOT FREE, but sometimes you might be able to get it for $1 or so. Keep an eye out for this one when it goes on sale.

  2. TXTNLRN Dan
    January 18, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Google drive or Zoho.com.

    For pdf it is fox... pl check portableapps.com the site
    is for windows however, you can search for android
    also check osalt.com

  3. Nevzat Akkaya
    January 16, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I would also vote for Kingsoft and Adobe. You should always look for discounts/sales/price drops on Google Play, so that you can grab one of the better Office suites for as low as $0.99. I got all my office suites (yes, more than one) from sales :)

  4. Junil Maharjan
    January 10, 2013 at 4:40 am

    Google Drive is an excellent choice. You can also upload your files to the drive which can be accessed through mobile, desktop or tablets.

  5. Rajaa Chowdhury
    January 10, 2013 at 1:21 am


    Let me answer your question pointwise.

    1. Free Office Suite -> Kingsoft Office 5.2.2 (Free) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cn.wps.moffice_eng&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNuLndwcy5tb2ZmaWNlX2VuZyJd

    2. PDF Reader -> Adobe Reader https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adobe.reader&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5hZG9iZS5yZWFkZXIiXQ..

    3. Apps Monitor -> Auto Memory Manager https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lim.android.automemman&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5saW0uYW5kcm9pZC5hdXRvbWVtbWFuIl0.

    Now coming to your last question. It depends on the individual launchers, the way they are designed. Some maybe resource hungry and other maybe resource efficient. I personally use a custom launcher on my Sammy ICS smartphone, and it actually is better and faster than the stock launcher. It is the Holo Launcher HD with the beautiful JellyBean interface. I simply love it and by default use that one only now. It is available at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobint.hololauncher.hd&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5tb2JpbnQuaG9sb2xhdW5jaGVyLmhkIl0.

  6. ha14
    January 9, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    free not much of choices

    Solo PDF Reader

    qPDF Viewer - PDF Reader

    ODGPdf Viewer

    concerning custom launchers depends on the soft and the hardware, useially they should not take a lot of cpu/ram...
    Install and Memory usages of popular launchers

  7. Newell Fisk
    January 9, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    I use Kingsoft writer, in my opinion, its better than office, or open document..

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