By Nerino Petro at 11 June, 2012, 5:25 pm
I was recently asked if there was a way to track changes on a mobile device in MS Word devices. At that time I wasn't aware of any app having this capability. That has changed (at least for iOS devices) with the release of Office2 (Office Squared) from Byte2 (Byte Squared) in the UK. Sean Doherty over at LTN News has reported in his article Byte Squared Releases Mobile Office Tool With 'Track Changes' that Byte Squared is the first app provider out of the gate with this technology. While it is only for the iPad and iPhone, once can hope that it makes its way to Android in the near future.
According to the Byte2 product page:
If you need to collaborate with others on a document, you can use the tracked changes functionality within Office². With tracked changes turned on, any textual changes that you make will be shown as markup in the document. Changes may also be accepted or rejected on a change by change basis. Office²'s support for tracked changes is fully compatible with Microsoft Word."
For lawyers this can only improve mobility as tracking changes is a huge feature when working on documents. Get the app in the Apple App Store for $5.99 for the iPhone version and $7.99 for the iPad version.