In Pictures: The best office apps for Android tablets

With the right set of apps, your Android tablet can become an indispensable part of your mobile work arsenal. Here are the tools you need

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Android tablet word processor: Google Docs (Google Drive)

Google Docs' biggest advantage -- $0 price tag aside -- is its seamless integration with Google's cloud storage: Any files stored in Google Drive automatically show up and are continuously synced with other Drive-connected devices. The app supports live collaboration, allowing simultaneous editing with other users, whose edits are visible in real time. The interface is clean, simple, and tablet-optimized, but not exactly robust. It has basic text-formatting commands -- text color and style, alignment, indention, bullet points -- but lacks much else. You can't create or edit tables or perform a basic word count. At the time of testing, the app opened only documents in the proprietary Google Docs format, offering no option to convert or import .doc or .docx files.

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