Word processing is a very big deal for attorneys. We spend our days digesting previously processed rhetoric, and spew out our own filthy syllables. Thus, for most lawyers, being able to create documents anywhere at any time is an essential element of their legal process. Recently, a reader asked me for my suggestions about my favorite word processing app, and I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to discuss my two favorite word processing applications, Quickoffice and OfficeSuite 7 Pro.


Quickoffice (free) is Google’s version of Microsoft Office for mobile devices. Generally, Quickoffice is my go-to app for viewing documents and PDF files on my Nexus 7 tablet and Nexus 5 phone. I don’t do too much document creation on either device, so Quickoffice offers a sleek, no-nonsense design that doesn’t require a lot of computing power or space.

Quickoffice Document

When necessary, Quickoffice does a great job as a word processor, even though it’s missing some of the more robust features of a desktop processor. I find that generally I only need the ability to type, add bold or italicized text, or change the font type, so Quickoffice works well.

I also like that Quickoffice integrates with Drive, which allows you to manage files in your Drive folders.

Quickoffice Drive Document

This feature is especially handy when you need to make a document available for offline viewing.

And because Quickoffice is a full office suite, the program also features the ability to create or edit spreadsheets, presentations, and view PDF documents.

Quickoffice is definitely a work horse in the word processing world.

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OfficeSuite Pro 7

If you’re looking for the best word processing application for Android devices, then you’ll want OfficeSuite Pro 7 ($14.99).

OfficeSuite Pro 7

OfficeSuite 7 does a wonderful job at handling and creating documents in Microsoft Word format.

OfficeSuite Pro 7 document

OfficeSuite 7 has a fully functional toolbar that’s similar to the tools in Microsoft Office. Additionally, the app will open spreadsheets, presentations, and PDF files without issues. Plus, OfficeSuite 7 offers a font pack upgrade ($4.99) that will extend your system-specific font package.

OfficeSuite 7 is well worth $15.

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What about Docs to Go and the others?

I should note that there are other word processing apps, including Docs to Go and Kingsoft Office, that offer good word processing functions. In my opinion, OfficeSuite 7 and Quickoffice are the two best performing word processing applications. However, if you find an app you like, then by all means keep using that application.

Jeff Taylor

I'm just an ordinary guy living an extraordinary life. I'm also an attorney and I blog about Android for lawyers. You can follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, or Google+.


Dan · July 19, 2014 at 7:07 am

Zoho writer for android is really cool too, worth a try.

Nick St.Amant · May 24, 2015 at 10:01 am

thanks Jeff. just what I needed to know. I have dozens of
text files on my dying Tungsten Palm and want to transfer
them, via my PC, to my Droid Turbo. I think OfficeSuite 7 will be
perfect for this. Some of the files I don’t want on Drive.

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