In Pictures: 20 clever apps and services that make great use of the Cloud

Lots of mobile apps and Web services are available to help people who want all their digital content - not just documents - at their fingertips at any time. We look at 20 that are fun, useful, or both.

OnLive Desktop

Category: Productivity

Why You Need It: OnLive Desktop gives you full-featured online versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on your iPad or Android tablet, as well as cloud storage for transferring files between devices. Paid versions add accelerated browsing, additional storage, Flash support, and other features. Within Windows you can use touch gestures such as pinch and zoom, drag and drop, and flick to scroll.

OnLive Desktop | Free for 2GB of cloud storage; paid versions start at $5 a month and range up to the enterprise level | Android, iOS, Web service

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