AndrOpen Office extends touch support

AndrOpen Office -- "the world’s first port of OpenOffice for Android" -- has been updated to version 1.43 with the addition of some very welcome touch-friendliness.

New support for scrolling with a swipe means navigation is much easier. This build also supports zooming in and out by pinching.

Toolbar icons are now displayed larger by default, further simplifying program use. This also reduces the workspace for your document, but the smaller icons can easily be restored, if necessary (head off to the Settings pane, and uncheck "Large Icon").

The official release notes also mention some bug fixes, including a Macro crash and an issue with web browser previews.

AndrOpen Office 1.43 is still very much a port of a desktop suite, and the interface isn’t even faintly optimized for small screens. But this build does help to cut frustrations and improve all-round usability, so if you’ve given up on the program before, it just might be worth another try.

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