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iOS, iPhone, iPad,

Post by patrickwest » Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:40 pm

Folks,

It has been quite sometime since I asked...

Anything happening with an iOS version?

Currently in the USA iPads and iPhones are the product of choice in the Healthcare field.

iOS developer do tend to make a much higher return on investment that do Android developers, however I can understand that it is much large pool to play in and many apps disappear under the weight of so many like apps.

Perhaps instead of thinking of the iOS version as a being buried under all the other iOS Office clones you thought of it as way to promote Softmaker Office for Windows and Linux to the US market?

I don't know how well your US sales are going, very well I hope, speaking as someone who has been using your products for well over a decade, but they can always do better.

Patrick

on 17 January 2014
sven-l wrote:There are no news regarding the iOS version of SoftMaker yet and there is no time frame for that version available. We will inform you via newsletter as soon as we have any news.
On 04 January 2013
sven-l wrote:No news yet regarding the iOS version. We will inform you as soon as there are any news.
and
sven-l wrote:There are no news yet regarding the iOS version of SoftMaker Office. The developers were very busy with the Android version. We will inform you as soon as there are any news.
sven-l wrote:Patrick,
There is no need to ask the same question over and over again in different forums. Thank you!
on 06 October 2011
martin-k wrote:An iOS version is on our wishlist, but no coding has started yet.

PS something to think about from the HanDBase forum

http://www.ddhsoftware.com/forum/search ... sf=msgonly
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Re: iOS, iPhone, iPad,

Post by sven-l » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:46 am

There are still no new regarding the iOS version. We will inform you as soon as there is such a version available.
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Re: iOS, iPhone, iPad,

Post by woodstock64 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:50 am

As a Softmaker Office user going back to my Windows Mobile days I implore you, PLEASE release a iOS version. My ipad would be so much happier if it included a version of Softmaker Office installed. I no longer use my Windows Mobile devices and can not install 3rd party software onto my work-issued laptop (which BTW, is the only computer I possess at this time).

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Re: iOS, iPhone, iPad,

Post by patrickwest » Wed May 16, 2018 7:39 pm

sven-l wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:46 am
There are still no news regarding the iOS version. We will inform you as soon as there is such a version available.


Greetings,

The quote is from August 2015, almost three years ago.

I see your Mac version is now available.

So please folks give some more thought to a iPhone/iPad (iOS) version.

Thanks

Patrick
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Re: iOS, iPhone, iPad,

Post by martin-k » Wed May 16, 2018 7:48 pm

We are experimenting with iOS...
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Re: iOS, iPhone, iPad,

Post by patrickwest » Thu May 24, 2018 8:25 pm

:D =D> Jumping up and down with enthusiasm!
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Re: iOS, iPhone, iPad,

Post by strangenoises » Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:02 pm

just registering an interest. Please continue with your experiments. [-o<

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Re: iOS, iPhone, iPad,

Post by patrickwest » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:09 pm

It is almost 2020 and I haven’t upgraded from Softmaker Office 2016.

Why after using Softmaker Office for over a decade did I stop upgrading?

Simple, the lack of an iPhone/iPad version. I came to Softmaker Office from frustration with Microsoft Office on the iPaq. I ended up purchasing it and later the desktop version and the WindowsCE embedded version for use on a ViewSonic Tablet.

When I made the switch to iPhone I and to an Android Tablet I purchased Softmaker Office for Android. Later I switched to an iPad.

These days to have a decent version of office on my iPad I need to use Office365.

Most of the Mac users I know use either the Apple suite or Microsoft Office. Linux continues to be a niche OS

So as Android tablets continue to be a fragmented also ran market with iPad still the clear lead, and yes Microsoft Surface in third, it is clear that to stay relevant Softmaker needs to release an iOS version.


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Re: iOS, iPhone, iPad,

Post by miguel-c » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:47 pm

Thanks for your interest. A new android version is a few months away and we're making our best to create an iOS version.

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Re: iOS, iPhone, iPad,

Post by azguy » Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:03 pm

I am a licensed Softmaker Office 2018 for Mac user. In my work I use both Macs and iPads. I would really like to see an iPadOS edition that supported handoff. That way I could easily transfer my work between devices.

Right now Softmaker is restricted without an iPadOS edition. Clients get really excited when I present Softmaker Office. Unfortunately, the excitement dies quickly when they realize that they will have to use a different app on their iPad.

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Re: iOS, iPhone, iPad,

Post by SuperTech » Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:18 pm

Thanks for your suggestion and for feedback. I have forwarded this request to our development team.

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Re: iOS, iPhone, iPad,

Post by johnnydougherty » Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:51 am

Needed this so much! Hope this push through

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