Apple has made its place3 in its customers' hearts as a sophistically rugged brand that can help its customers carry out their most important task, and they never have to compromise on the style. Most people might know Apple for its iconic smartphone series, the iPhone. Still, Apple has a lot of other weapons in its arsenal like tablets, personal computers, laptops, speakers, accessories and a score of other tech gadgets.
Due to the useability, security and stylish outlook of the products, Apple devices are popular with people in every sector may it be developers, students or professionals in respective fields. Due to wireless connectivity and flexibility, tablets are getting popular every passing day. Apple’s taxonomy marks its tablets as iPad. iPads are highly advanced tablets and come with various accessories.
iPad Air is a sleek and slim tablet computer from Apple. Four models were launched in this series of iPads. Unlike the iPhone and iPods, this compact device is designed by keeping the user's typing and word processing needs. iPad Air has a large screen, and there are several add-on accessories for iPad Air (all generations). The latest generations of iPad Air- the fourth generation- were launched in October 2020 with various previous versions.
The new Apple A14 Bionic chip is well equipped to handle any word processing software. It comes with various add-on accessories like Apple Smart Keyboard Folio to augment the word processing and typing support that the device provides.
Apart from add-ons, the device has a large screen with an excellent large-sized on-screen keyboard. The new iPad Air is fantastic when it comes to using it as a multi-purpose device. This device is convenient for business people as well as students. iPad Air gives you tremendous computing power on the go and has become an essential tool for the business personnel.
iPad Air fourth generation comes preloaded with features that are capable of displaying word documents. The tricky part is how will you transfer the required documents to your iPad rather than opening them for a read. iPad OS is well equipped to open word files and display them for reading.
Editing and proofreading the documents is the complicated part of the iPad OS. Although there are several apps available that can help you edit documents on the iPad Air. Apple has introduced Pages App in its operating systems and is available on the App Store to help you edit and create the document.
iWork is an app suite developed by Apple Inc. It helps you create, edit and view spreadsheets, documents and presentations. Pages App is designed to edit documents on Apple’s operating software. The best part is that it is a free app.
Pages can easily import and export files to the doc and Docx format. The interface of the application is very convenient and user-friendly. You can easily share your document across multiple devices in the Apple ecosystem by enabling iCloud Document sharing feature.
There is, however, one inherent flaw with the Pages app. When you try to import word files to the Pages, the document's formatting will be lost, and the document will look smashing. Same is the case when trying to import Page formatted documents to the Word format. Due to this issue, it is very inconvenient to export or import files in doc or Docx format form Pages.
Microsoft has announced its latest updates to help creators design and distribute all the official documents on iPad Air by downloading Office 365 from Apple AppStore. Now you can have the best experience of using the most popular word processor in the world on your iPad Air. It is designed for compatibility with iCloud and Office 365.
Microsoft announced that it would help you see the document the way the author wanted them to be presented whether you are opening and email attachment or a shared file in one drive. There are endless possibilities on what you can do with a Word document, and now it is available in the App Store.
Students need to be able to edit their documents on the go. Word on iPad Air offers the ability of editing and proofreading documents on the go.
If you are low on the storage space and do not want to download the apps, we discussed earlier that Google Docs is the best option for you to edit your documents conveniently. All you need is a web browser and a Google account, and you have a powerful word processing tool at your disposal.
Google Docs is a simple tool with a basic and to the point layout. Another advantage of Docs is that it saves your document on Google drive that you can access from any device by logging in to your account. The Docs page layout and administration qualities make it feasible for those who work on multiple platforms like Windows, Mac OS and iOS.
However, there are multiple drawbacks associated with the Google Docs - just like Pages - when it comes to formatting issues when files are imported from the Word format. One drawback that might put users off is that Google displays the Google Docs' mobile version for iPads which disables several layout formatting features. Google Docs cannot convert Word files that are greater than 2MB in size.
Also, multiple third-party applications will help you edit or create documents on your iPad Air. You can find numerous application that can help you edit and create documents, but here are some of the best applications available on the App Store for editing document.
Research Prospect: Research Prospect is an online service that helps students and professionals edit and create new documents from scratch. The service can help you create excellent content for your tasks.
WPS Office: It is one of the trusted and free word processing applications on the App Store. This application enables you to create and edit documents, spreadsheets, presentations, notes and even PDF's You can also export reports in multiple formats like doc, Docx and pdf so that you can use them on other devices as well.
Notes Writer: As evident from the name, the application helps create notes and then edit them. Use apple pencil to jot down your thoughts and save them for later refining.
Bear: A similar application to Notes Writer which helps you take and organize notes. The basic version of the application is free, but if you want to sync your documents, then you have to use a paid subscription of the App.
Wordsmith: This App is for creative and fiction writers. It is equipped with multiple templates for poems, short stories, essays and book chapters.
These are some of the top apps with their pros and cons. You can find several other apps for processing word documents in the App Store with a paid subscription to help you craft best documents on the go.