Product FAQs

Selecting text is done by double-tapping on the text field, and then dragging the selection tabs to select the text you wish to manipulate.
To select text in the Document Editor's Viewer mode simply double tap on the relevant text field and drag the selection markers.
You can 'Save' a local file in your cloud account.
1. Tap 'Save as'
  • In Viewer mode , tap the menu in the upper rightmost corner, tap Save as.
  • In Edit mode , select 'File' from the drop-down menu in the upper left, select 'Save as'.
2. Choose the format of the document.
3. A navigation window will appear. Tap your cloud account or tap 'Add a cloud account'.

To upload multiple files to the cloud:
1. Locate the files you want to upload.
2. Tap and hold down on the selected file until the context menu appears. You can select multiple files.
3. Select 'Copy', 'Cut' or 'Move'.
4. Go to your cloud account to 'Paste' (top of the screen) or confirm the transfer by tapping the OK button in the bottom of the screen.
Here's how to attach and send a file opened in OfficeSuite:
  • In Viewer mode
    1. Tap the menu in the upper rightmost corner, select 'Send аs Attachment'.
    2. In the next screen, choose from any of the file-sharing options available on your device.
  • In Edit mode
    1. Choose File from the drop-down menu in the upper left.
    2. Swipe the toolbar to reveal more options, choose 'Send as Attachment'.
    3. Choose any of the available file-sharing options.
In Viewer mode
While the document in question is opened tap the menu in the upper right corner and select 'Export to PDF.
To access existing files:
1. Open OfficeSuite and tap 'Open' in the sidebar menu on the left.
2. A navigation window will appear asking you to choose from the available locations.

    File search tips :
  • Files saved locally are saved on MobiSystems Drive. You can change the default save location in OfficeSuite by going to Settings > My documents folder.
  • Downloads are found in Internal memory > Download.
  • OfficeSuite does not contain or backup your files. To access files stored in a different device, you first have to share or transfer them using any of the available file sharing options.
  • You can use OfficeSuite's integrated file manager to perform a global search for a particular file. See 'How do I search with File Commander?'. If you used the file manager to hide or secure a file, check the corresponding Help page, or contact us for further assistance.
The Insert menu provides you with the option to insert a number of elements to your document such as pictures, hyperlinks, tables and many more. While each different element varies slightly in the way it is inserted they more often than not follow a similar path through the menus. To give you an example we've detailed how to insert Shapes, Pictures and Tables below.

1. Select the place where you would like the element to be inserted.

2. Click on the Insert button and select one of the following options from the menu.
  • Click on the Table button to insert a table in the document. A new Table menu will appear below the primary Document editor tabs, featuring options to Delete, Insert and Merge cells, as well as a number of other options to customize the table to best suit your needs.
  • Click on the Picture button to insert either a photo or a picture to the document. Doing this will open a menu to browse through your directories to find the desired file. Adding the photo or picture to the document will display a Picture menu below the primary Document editor tabs, with it you will have a range of options to edit and format the picture to fit into your document as desired.
  • Click on the Shapes menu and select the desired element from the dropdown list of built-in shapes. After the shape has been added a Shapes menu will be added below the primary Document editor tabs featuring a number of options to customize the shape to best suit your needs.
Once an element such as a Picture or Shape has been inserted there is the option to wrap the text around it in a number of ways to best suit the intended formatting of the document. This is done in the following way:

1. Insert a Picture or Shape as detailed above.

2. Right click on the inserted element and hover the mouse cursor over Wrap Text from the dropdown menu, this will display another dropdown menu presenting you with various ways in which the text can be wrapped around the element. These options include:
  • In Line with Text - This option ensures the element is part of the text line it was inserted in.
  • Square - The text will wrap around the element in a square shape.
  • Tight - The text will wrap closely to the element, aligning itself around its shape.
  • Through - The text will pass through the element.
  • Top and Bottom - Text will be aligned above and below the element.
  • Behind Text - Any text will be placed on top of the inserted element.
  • In Front of Text - Any text will be behind the inserted element.
The Track changes function allows you to monitor what changes have been made to a document, when they've been made and by whom, as well as give you the option to accept or reject them. This is done via the following menus:

1. Click the Review tab and select Track changes. Doing this will activate the function and all subsequent changes to the document will be monitored and shown as markups on the right side of the document with the respective change type, name of the person that has made the changes, as well as when they've been made. The markups will have different colours indicating changes made by different users. Track Changes can be toggled on or off by clicking an additional time on its icon.

2. There are a number of ways to manage your markups to make sure all changes have been supervised and acted upon accordingly. The options for markup management are accessed by the Review menu and include:
  • Next Change -Going through the changes methodically is a good approach, especially if the document has many changes that need to be reviewed. Selecting the Next Change option will go through the changes one after the other in succession, giving you the option to either Accept or Reject them on a case by case basis.
  • Previous Change -Effectively the same function as Next Change, though in this case you will go back through the list of changes that have been made, rather than forward.
  • Accept Change -Accept the change that has been made to the document, thus removing the markup from the list.
  • Accept All Changes -All changes to the document will be accepted, thus the markup list will be emptied.
  • Reject Change - Reject the change that has been made to the document.
  • Reject All Changes -All changes to the document will be rejected, thus the markup list will be emptied.
Using the built-in Spell Checker ensures that grammatical and spelling mistakes are highlighted and acted upon accordingly. This is done in the following way:

If any of the words inserted into the document are not in the dictionary they will be underlined in red, right-clicking on them will give you the following options:
  • Suggested words - If the word in question is indeed misspelled the Spell checker will give you a number of suggestions to select from. For example, if the initially written word is "Helo" the suggested word would most likely be "Hello", as it's the grammatically correct way the word is spelled. Selecting a word from the suggested list will replace it with the initially written one, all formatting and functions done on the initial word will remain in the new one.
  • No Suggestions - If the Dictionary has no words matching the initially written one and does not have a suggestion to make No Suggestions will be displayed upon right-clicking on the word.
  • Add to Dictionary - A word that is not in the Document editor's Dictionary but is not misspelled can be added by clicking on the "Add to Dictionary" button that will appear when right-clicking on the highlighted word. A great example of this is in cases when the name of a specific person or location has been inserted into the text and needs to be added into the dictionary so it won't be highlighted as a potentially misspelled word in future cases.
Note: - You can set what language the Spell checker works in from the Set Language option available in the Review drop-down menu. Select from any of the available 40 languages.

Data Validation is a great way to control what values are entered into a specific cell range, as well as organize your sheet with useful tools such as Drop-down lists. The Data Validation menu is accessed from the Data drop-down menu in the upper part of the screen. While the options and potential uses of Data Validation are quite wide, here are the main options to choose from and the logic behind them:

1. Allow - This drop-down list is used to define what type of data is going to be controlled. For instance, if the Date option is selected the Data Validation will apply only to dates and other entries such as decimals, text and whole numbers will not be allowed in the specific cell range in which the Data Validation is active. This field is also where a Drop-down list can be created, this is done by selecting the List option from the drop-down menu.

2. Data -If the Allow menu defines what type of data is controlled, the Data menu determines how it should be controlled. The various options there define what entries will be validated and which won't, they include:
  • Between - This option will allow entries between a pre-defined range of data. For instance, if the Date option is selected from the Allow menu there will be a Start and End date which would be validated, anything before or after that date range would not be.
  • Not Between - Follows the same logic as the Between option, only in reverse. All data that is higher or lower than the pre-set range will be validated.
  • Equal to - Used in cases when only a specific date, number or text should be validated.
  • Not Equal to - The same as Equal to, only in reverse.
  • Greater than - Set a threshold beyond which all entries are validated.
  • Less than - Set a threshold below which all entries are validated.
  • Greater than or equal to - A combination of the Greater than and Equal to options.
  • Less than or equal to - A combination of the Less than and Equal to options.

Conditional formatting is the way to go if you're tired of manually handling the formatting of your work. The way this is done is by setting up predefined Cell Rules according to which the formatting, colour, font or border of your spreadsheet will change as you go along, based on what values you've entered. This feature is accessed via the Conditional Formatting button in the upper part of the Spreadsheet editor. Clicking on the button will show a drop-down menu, in which among the other options are arguably the two most important ones, namely the Highlight Cell Rules and Manage Rules. The first one is used to create new Cell Rules, while the later to manage, edit and delete them. While the options for formatting are many and varied they all abide by three main aspects which are set up initially by accessing the Highlight Cell Rules menu, these are:

1. Data - The first thing to set up is what kind of data the Cell Rule should apply to. For example, if the aim is to highlight specific names in a long list a certain colour the Specific Text option should be selected. If the goal is to highlight a specific date the Dates Occurring option would be selected, and so on.

2. Data Rules -After you've set what kind of data the Cell Rule should apply to it's time to set in which cases this would happen. There are several categories here, these include:
  • Cell Value - This category applies for numbers and includes the Between, Not between, Equal to, Not equal to, Greater than, Less than, Greater than or equal to and Less than or equal to options. For example, setting up a rule in which all values below a specific threshold are subject to conditional formatting would be done by selecting the Less than option.
  • Specific text - Applies only to text values and includes the Containing, Not containing, Beginning with and Ending with options.
  • Dates Occurring - Applies only to dates and includes the Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Last 7 days, Last week, This week, Next week, Last month, This month and This month options.

3. Format -After the What and When of the Cell Rule have been set up it's time for the How aspect of it to be defined, namely how the formatting itself would be displayed. There are several options:
  • Number - Used in cases when the value itself has a specific format that needs to be used, such as currency, time, dates, percentages and so on.
  • Font - This option allows you to set up different cases that would change the font, font size, font colour and effects such as bold, italic and so on.
  • Border - In this case it's not the value that is formatted, but rather the cell itself. Options here include different cell borders, line styles, as well as line colours.
  • Fill - Used to highlight entries a specific colour.
OfficeSuite's Presentation editor comes with a number of shapes and objects to insert into your presentation to help you customize and really drive the point of your presentation home. Among the various options for customization in the Shapes Gallery is the Free Draw option which allows you to draw a custom shape with your mouse cursor. Shapes and Free Draw are managed as follows:

1. Insert a Shape or draw an object using the Free Draw option. The inserted object will have outlines that can be used to reposition, rotate or change its size.

2. Right-clicking on the object will provide you with further options for customization besides the usual ones like Copy, Cut and Paste, these include:
  • Shape Fill - Applies a fill color inside the shape. An important note here is that the Shape's outlines need to be closed for the Fill option to work as intended.
  • Outline - Applies a color to the Shape's outline.
  • Line Style - Pick from a number of styles for the Shape's outline, or remove it entirely.
  • Thickness - Choose how thick the Shape's Line is.

3. In cases when the Slide has multiple elements in it, such as text, pictures, videos and shapes, there is a separate set of options available to manage their arrangement.
  • Bring Forward -Bring the selected element one step closer to the foreground.
  • Bring Backward -Bring the selected element one step closer to the background.
  • Send to Back -The selected element will be placed in the background, behind all other elements.
  • Bring to Front - The selected element will be placed in front of all other elements.

The Protect features in Sheets are a great way to manage what others do to your spreadsheet, as well as its overall accessibility. Here’s how to use them:

1. Go to the Review tab in Sheets.

2. Select one of the following options:
  • Protect/Unprotect Workbook - Allows you to set a password for the whole document and any users attempting to open it will be prompted to type in the password, thus greatly limiting its access. The password can be removed at any time in the same way it was set in the first place, you’ll only need to retype the password again.
  • Protect/Unprotect Sheet - Allows you to limit what users can do to a specific sheet. While it gives you the option to set a password in a similar way to Protect Workbook this function also allows you to limit what kind of operations can be made (such as limiting another user’s ability to Format or Delete items). This is ideal in scenarios when the worksheet has sensitive information or an abundance of formulas that you don’t want anybody to tamper with. You can remove the sheet protection in the same way as in Protect Workbook.
  • Protect/Unprotect Range - Allows you to protect multiple cell ranges within the worksheet with a password. This is ideal in cases when one part of the worksheet should be free to be operated on by other users, while another has important data or formulas in it and shouldn’t be tampered with. To manage all your Protected ranges, use the Protected Range Manager. It gives you an at a glance look at all protected ranges and allows you to rename them, alter their cell range or password, as well as to completely remove them.

Important note: Passwords used in any of the Protect features are not recoverable on our side, so be careful when setting one not to lock yourself out of a document if you forget the password.

When signing in to your OfficeSuite account you’re presented with three main options for logging in, Facebook, Google and Email. Using the Email option allows you to change your login email at any time, this is done by:

1.Tap on the pullout menu icon at the top left side of the screen.
2.A drawer menu will appear, tap on the avatar icon at the top left side of the screen.
3.Tap on the Manage Account option and you’ll be redirected to our website.
4.Navigate to the Account tab, there you’ll find the option to change your login details.

Important note: As stated above, logging in to your OfficeSuite account is done in one of three ways, Facebook, Google and Email. Changing your login details on our side is not available if you’ve signed in using either of the first two login methods. This can be done by visiting your respective Facebook or Google account settings.

You can change your password at any time if you’ve signed in using the Email options, this is done by:

1. Tap on the pullout menu icon at the top left side of the screen.
2. A drawer menu will appear, tap on the avatar icon at the top left side of the screen.
3. Tap on the Change password options below your name and email.

Important note: Logging in to your OfficeSuite account is done in one of three ways, Facebook, Google and Email. Changing your password on our side is not available if you’ve signed in using either of the first two login methods. This can be done by visiting your respective Facebook or Google account settings.

Starting a Chat with a friend is quick and easy, just follow the steps below:
1. While in the Chats menu tap on the + icon at the bottom right side of the screen, the “New Chat” window will appear. From there you’ll have three main options to begin chatting:
  • If this is the first time you’ll be chatting with the person in question and they are an OfficeSuite member tap on the looking glass icon at the top right of the ‘New chat’ window and type out their name. Once you’ve found them select their icon and tap OK.
  • If the person in question is not an OfficeSuite member tap on the ‘Invite friends’ icon and invite them to start using OfficeSuite using any of the available sharing options on your device.
  • If you’ve previously had a chat with the person in question they’ll be in the list of your contacts next to the ‘Invite friends’ icon. Simply select their icon and tap OK to begin a new one.

1. While inside the Chat you wish to leave tap on the Info icon at the upper right corner of the screen.
2. While you’re in the Info screen tap on the Contextual menu icon at the top right corner of the screen. A drop-down menu will appear.
3. Tap on the ‘Leave chat’ options, a prompt will appear asking you to confirm your choice. Selecting ‘Leave’ will remove you from the chat and it will not be visible in your list of currently active chats.

If you do not wish to speak to a particular user anymore you can block them. Doing this would mean you will no longer receive any chat notifications from them. This is done in the following way:
1. While inside the Chat with the person you wish to block tap on the Info icon at the upper right corner of the screen.
2. There you’ll find a list of the participants of the chat, tap and hold on the name of the person in question until the option to Block them appears. Tapping on it will block the user.

1. While inside the chat with the person you wish to send a file to tap on the + button at the bottom right side of the screen.
2. A window will appear listing your Internal shared storage, all cloud accounts attached to the account, FTPs, Local Networks, as well as your default Downloads folder. Navigate to where the file in question is housed and tap on it.
3. If the file is already saved on your MobiSystems Drive account it will be sent in chat. If it isn’t, a window will appear prompting you to upload it there first before it can be sent.

We recently updated our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service to clarify how we protect your personal information in keeping with the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Users who have created OfficeSuite or File Commander accounts in order to use some extra features may also review our Account Privacy Policy.

Our updated policy provides more details on:
  • the information that we collect;
  • how we use this information, why we store, and why we retain it; and
  • how you can request that your information is updated, corrected, or deleted.

For maximum transparency and a dialogue on the subject users are welcome to contact us at privacy@mobisystems.com with any questions or concerns regarding their privacy and personal information or to request their personal data to be deleted.

Deleting your account from either OfficeSuite or File Commander is easy to do but some important notes need to be made beforehand. Both your OfficeSuite and File Commander logins are tied to a single account on our OfficeSuiteNow service. This is important to know because deleting your OfficeSuiteNow account will delete all of your File Commander and OfficeSuite accounts. Deleting one without the other one being deleted as well is not possible.

With that being said, below we’ve detailed the ways to delete your OfficeSuiteNow account:

1. You need to be logged into either your OfficeSuite or File Commander account. The process for both apps is identical.
2. Open the Navigation drawer by either swiping from left to right or tapping on the Hamburger icon at the top left edge of the screen.
3. At the top of the Navigation drawer is your account information, including your name, email and profile picture. Tap on either of those to access the My account settings menu.
4. At the bottom of the My account menu is the More Settings option. Tapping on it will redirect you to the OfficeSuiteNow.com website.
5. From there scroll to the bottom of the screen where you’ll find the Delete Account option. Tapping on it will display a prompt providing you with important information regarding what will be lost if the account is deleted. Tapping on the Delete Account button will finalize the process.

Another way to delete your account is directly logging into the OfficeSuiteNow website from your browser. The following process is identical with Step 4 of the process detailed above.

Shareable links are a very practical and quick way to share important documents with others. Rather than attach the document to an email or share it via a messenger here you create a URL to the document in question and share it. Here’s how this is done:

1. Shareable links can only be created for files saved on MobiSystems Drive, so make sure the document in question has been saved there first.
2. Navigate to the folder where the document is housed in.
3. Once there, you’ll see that the file in question has a contextual menu on its right side, tap on it.
4. A drop-down menu will appear featuring various options. select Get shareable link.
5. Upon pressing the option a link to the document will be automatically copied to your clipboard.
6. Share the link wherever you wish by pasting it.

The Manage Versions option allows you to use previous versions of a document that’s saved on your MobiSystems Drive account. Every time you make modifications on a given document and save them, that’s a new version that you could go back to at any time, even if the current version available on the Drive is vastly different. Here’s how this is done:

1. Make sure the document is saved on MobiSystems Drive for the feature to work.
2. Once that is done, tap on the contextual menu on the right side of the specific document.
3. From the drop-down menu select the Manage versions option.
4. This will show you the Version History of the file. The newest version will be on the top, below it the older one and so on until at the very bottom will be the very first version. Tapping on the version you wish will open it. From there you can save it or reuse it as you see fit.

Licensing Plans


OfficeSuite’s subscription plans provide users with the choice to purchase the license that best suits their needs and scale. Below we've detailed the steps needed to purchase each.

Personal


The Personal license is well suited to individuals who need flexibility when working with their documents. To that end the Personal plan gives access to OfficeSuite on 1 desktop, 1 phone and 1 tablet so you can always work and manage your documents, regardless of the device. Buying a Personal plan is easy, here’s how:

1. Log in to OfficeSuite using the email you wish to be the master account for the license. This is done by a tap on the drawer icon at the top left side of the screen.
2. Once logged in, tap on your profile photo or the name/email below it. This will open the My Account screen.
3. On the bottom of the screen is the More Settings option, tap on it. This will redirect you to the OfficeSuiteNow website where you can make the license purchase.
4. When you’re in the OfficeSuiteNow website tap on the drawer icon at the upper right corner of the screen and select Plans.
5. In the Plans screen you will be presented with the different licensing plans, tap on the Personal license and then on Buy Personal.
6. This is where the license purchase itself takes place. After it concludes the transaction will be finalized and you can begin using your Personal license.

Group


The Group license is well suited to families or small organizations and provides five seats. That's 1 desktop, 1 phone and 1 tablet per seat/user. Here's how to get one:

1. Log in to OfficeSuite using the email you wish to be the master account for the license. This is done by a tap on the drawer icon at the top left side of the screen.
2. Once logged in, tap on your profile photo or the name/email below it. This will open the My Account screen.
3. On the bottom of the screen is the More Settings option, tap on it. This will redirect you to the OfficeSuiteNow website where you can make the license purchase.
4. When you’re in the OfficeSuiteNow website tap on the drawer icon at the upper right corner of the screen and select Plans.
5. In the Plans screen you will be presented with the different licensing plans, tap on the Group license and then on Buy Group.
6. This is where the license purchase itself takes place.
7. Once this is done you’ll have 5 seats in total, one for yourself and 4 others which can be sent out. This is done by a tap on the Dashboard option from the same drawer icon mentioned in step 4.
8. From the Dashboard menu tap on Add Seats and enter the emails of the users you wish to add to your license. They will receive an email prompting them to join.

Business


The Business license is well suited to large organizations and provides scalability in the forms of adjustable number of seats (between 1-200). That’s 5 desktop, 5 phones and 5 tablets per seat. The number of seats can be increased or decreased at any time. Purchasing a Business license is easy, here’s how:

1. Log in to OfficeSuite using the email you wish to be the master account for the license. This is done by a tap on the drawer icon at the top left side of the screen.
2. Once logged in, tap on your profile photo or the name/email below it. This will open the My Account screen.
3. On the bottom of the screen is the More Settings option, tap on it. This will redirect you to the OfficeSuiteNow website where you can make the license purchase.
4. When you’re in the OfficeSuiteNow website tap on the drawer icon at the upper right corner of the screen and select Plans.
5. In the Plans screen you will be presented with the different licensing plans, tap on the Business license and then on Buy Business.
6. Here’s where you set the number of initial seats on the license, as well as finalize the purchase.
7. Once the purchase is complete you can go ahead and send out the additional seats This is done by a tap on the Dashboard option from the same drawer icon mentioned in step 4.
8. From the Dashboard menu tap on Add Seats and enter the emails of the users you wish to add to your license. They will receive an email prompting them to join. This is also where you can increase or decrease the number of seats.
When you purchase an app on an app store, the app is tied to your app store account. This means you can reinstall apps on new or reset devices. To restore File Commander Premium without paying for it again:
1. Login with the Account associated with your purchase in that app store to Install, Enable or Open the app.
2. Tap the in-app ‘Go Premium’ button. A message confirms 'You already have Premium' and the app activates in a moment.
App store purchases do not require a license or other key.
How do I restore a purchase made in MobiSystems' web store?
1. Go to Settings in the sidebar menu in the app
2. Enter the received activation key in ‘Redeem code for Premium’.
If you are unable to restore your purchase, please contact us for further assistance.
You can view hidden files in File Commander Premium. To designate a file or a folder as hidden:
1. Go to Settings in the sidebar menu
2. Tick 'Show hidden files and folders'
3. Rename the file to begin with a period (.) and confirm.
To show/hide hidden files or folders toggle the 'Show hidden files and folders' checkbox in the settings menu.
Secure mode allows you to hide and encrypt your files and folders using advanced AES 256bit encryption. Secured files are invisible and unreadable out of File Commander.
To secure a file/folder
1. Go to the 'Secured files' category on the Home screen. If the category isn't there you can add it manually from the + button at the bottom of the customizable Home screen grid.
2. Enter and confirm a unique passphrase.
3. Browse through your files and tap the Locker icon to secure it.
The file/folder is now inaccessible in third-party apps. Exit Secure mode to hide secured files/folders in File Commander.
To reset your passphrase
1. Go to Settings in the sidebar menu
2. Tap 'Reset passphrase'
Files secured with the current passphrase will remain inaccessible in third-party apps, and in File Commander. These files will not be deleted from the device. To regain access, you can either unsecure the files before changing the passphrase, or revert to the current passphrase later.
We do not have access to your passphrase and are not able to assist in restoring the passphrase or files.
File Commander provides both local and global search. Local search is used to locate files in the same folder you're currently browsing. The Global search feature, accessible from the main File Commander menu, will help you quickly find files and folders on your Android device, as well as connected local networks, FTP/FTPS servers, and cloud accounts. Typing will initiate a dynamic search with as little as one character, allowing you to search for partial file and folder names. You can also search for file types by typing in the file extension (ex. '.doc').
You can copy or move any number of files to any accessible folder on your device, memory card or cloud account.
1. Open File Commander and go to 'Internal storage'
2. Locate the file you want to move and long hold to select it. You can select multiple files.
3. Tap the menu in the upper right-hand corner > Move
4. Browse to the folder where you want to move the file and tap on the OK button.
To grant write access to the external SD card in Android 5 and higher versions
1. Open File Commander and mount the SD card to the device.
2. Tap the SD card from File Commander home screen or the sidebar menu.
3. Tap 'Grant write permission' . A system folder chooser dialog will appear. For most users its initial state is blank. If so, tap the menu in the upper rightmost corner and select 'Show SD card' .
4. Tap on the SD card from the list on the left-hand side.
5. Tap 'Select SD card' on the bottom of the screen. Do not navigate to any sub-folder before tapping the button.
In Android 6.0, go to device Settings > Apps > Permissions to grant the app the required permissions before following the steps above.
In Android 4.4.2, you can save files in the internal storage and then move them to your SD card following the 'How do I move a file?' walkthrough above.

One of the aspects making File Commander so handy is the ability to quickly convert files in hundreds of formats, this can be done in one of two ways.

1. Long tap
  • Long tap on the file you wish to convert.
  • You’ll be presented with a new set of options for the specific file on the top right side of the screen. One of these has an icon with two arrows pointing in opposite directions, this is the Convert button.
  • Tap on it and select the desired new format for the file.

2. Convert menu
  • Go to the FileCommander Home screen.
  • In the features grid there you’ll find the Convert file menu. If it’s not visible, tap on the + icon at the bottom of the grid and select it from the menu to be visible in the grid. After you’ve added it to the grid tap on it.
  • Navigate to the destination housing the file you wish to convert. Tapping on it will prompt you to select a new format for the file.

Several important things to note when converting files.
1. Each conversion costs a single Conversion Credit. These are bought separately as an in-app purchase and upgrading to Premium will not grant any conversion credits. The number of remaining conversions is shown in the Conversion menu.
2. Conversions require a strong internet connection, an unstable one might interrupt the process and forfeit the Conversion credit.

File Commander's Screen Sharing is a great tool to save time and coordinate your work with others on the same Wi-Fi network.
To host a Screen Sharing session:
1. Tap on the Screen Sharing icon from the tiles on the Home page. If the icon is not visible click on the + icon at the bottom and add it to the grid.
2. After entering the Screen Sharing menu you will be greeted with two buttons at the bottom of the screen, 'Join local screen sharing' and 'Share your screen locally'. Tap on the later.
3. A prompt will appear notifying you that anything on your screen will be broadcasted locally. Tapping on 'Start now' will initiate the Screen sharing, at which point you will become visible to the rest of the participants of the session.
To join a Screen Sharing session:
1. Tap on the Screen Sharing icon from the tiles on the Home page. If the icon is not visible click on the + icon at the bottom and add it to the grid.
2. After entering the Screen Sharing menu you will be greeted with two buttons at the bottom of the screen, 'Join local screen sharing' and 'Share your screen locally'. Tap on the first one.
3. Your device will start scanning for other devices that are sharing their screens on the same Wi-Fi network. The host will not become visible until they've initiated the session, at which point they will become visible and you can connect by tapping on their profile.

Having a cloud account connected to your File Commander account is a great way to have your files wherever you go, regardless of device. Adding an account is done by:
1. Select the 'Add account' option with the cloud icon from the Navigation drawer on the left.
2. Doing this will show you the available cloud providers that can be added to your account. Tap on the provider you have an account on, enter your credentials and tap 'Authorize'. Note that you can have more than one account per provider.
3. After your account has been successfully added it will appear in the Navigation drawer, as well as the grid on the Home page (this can be toggled on or off from the + icon at the bottom of the grid).
An important thing to mention is that business and enterprise cloud services, as well as 2-step verification accounts are not supported.

Switching between FileCommander’s themes is a great way to keep it looking fresh and new again. The default theme is the Light one, but you can easily switch to the beautiful Dark theme in just a few steps, this is done by:

1. Go to the Settings menu at the bottom of the Navigation drawer to your left.

2. There you’ll be presented with many options about all sorts of FileCommander features, tap on the Change theme option.

3. A popup window will appear giving you the option to switch between the Light and Dark themes. Select the one you like the most, you can always change it back again later.

One of the many practical Premium features in FileCommander is the ability to quickly restore previously deleted files. This is done by:

1. Go to the Recycle bin menu either from the Navigational drawer or the grid on the Home page.

2. Files that have been deleted in FileCommander will be shown there and can be restored in two ways, these are:
  • Restoring all files in the Recycle bin - This is done by tapping on the Contextual menu at the upper right corner of the screen and selecting the Restore options, this will place the file back in its original destination in your Internal storage. Similarly, if you wish to completely remove these files select the Empty option.
  • Restore files on an individual basis - A tap and hold on the file you wish to restore from the list of other deleted files will result in a new set of options appearing at the upper right corner of the screen, namely Empty and Restore. The first will completely remove the file from your device, while the later will remove it from your Recycle bin and place it back to its original destination in your Internal Storage.

Several important things to note:
  • Files deleted from Cloud accounts or outside FileCommander cannot be restored using the Recycle bin.
  • The Recycle bin is a Premium feature and, as such will not be available to users who haven't upgraded to Premium.
Quick PDF Scanner Pro is available as an in-app purchase and as a standalone app. The purchase unlocks the same advanced capabilities and functionality regardless of the purchasing method. Quick PDF Scanner Pro lifts the scans limit of the Free version, and is ad-free . The quickest way to confirm the app version you are using is to check for an ad window in the bottom of the screen and whether you can make more than ten PDF scans.
Optical Character Recognition, or OCR, enables you to convert scanned paper documents, PDF files into editable and searchable data. The feature is available in both Quick PDF Scanner and Pro versions .
Check Settings > OCR for a complete list of the available language options.
You can manage the default OCR language under Settings in the sidebar menu.
Ticking 'Ask for OCR language' below maybe useful if you often switch between multiple languages, as OCR cannot process multiple languages simultaneously yet.

If you’ve purchased a Pro license as an in-app purchase from QuickPDF Scanner FREE the purchase is tied to your Google Play account, and not the app itself. On a new device you must simply log into the Google Play account the purchase was made from and download QuickPDF Scanner FREE again. While that is the free version of the app the Pro features will be unlocked due to the earlier purchase.

One of the features making Quick PDF Scanner an invaluable tool for every day work is its ability to scan documents and convert them to PDF and DOC files in an instant. Here‘s how this is done:
1. After you’ve scanned and saved the document of your choosing, tap on the contextual menu at the top right corner of the file.
2. Tapping on the contextual menu will open a drop-down menu featuring the ‘Save to PDF’ or ‘Save to DOC’ options.
3. After tapping on either of the options above you will be prompted to select the title and the directory the file will be saved in. Options here include your Internal Storage, connected Cloud accounts, FTPs, as well as Local networks.
4. Navigate to the directory you wish the document to be stored in and tap ‘Save’.

Quick PDF Scanner has the flexibility to merge multiple scans and documents into a single one in just a few steps. This is done by:
1. Tap on the scan you wish to add pages to.
2. At the bottom right corner is the ‘Import page(s)’ icon. Tapping on it will prompt you to select the additional file(s) that are to be imported from either your Internal Storage, connected Cloud accounts, FTPs or Local networks.
3. Once you’ve found the file(s) in question and tapped on them you will be redirected to the ‘Crop’ menu to adjust the edges of the document. Once this is done tap on the checkmark icon at the bottom right corner of the screen to move forward.
4. Further fine-tuning options await after the ‘Crop’ menu, here you’ll have the options to Rotate the page, adjust its brightness, contrast and so on. Like the ‘Crop’ menu, after you’ve fine-tuned the document you wish to import, tap on the checkmark icon at the bottom right corner of the screen to finalize the process.
To download the database for offline use, open your dictionary and go to Settings -> Enable Offline Content. The database downloads on the device provided that you have a valid license and an active internet connection.
  • Android dictionary apps in Trial mode require an active internet connection for some features such as audio to work. Free dictionaries offer a one-time payment option for users wanting to upgrade for audio pronunciation and offline use.
  • In iOS apps , check the small side switch. Some devices use the Side Switch to either lock the screen orientation or override the device volume controls to set to mute. While the app is running, check whether the side switch is in the up or down position. In the down position you can see a red marker which means the switch is ON. If ON, switch it back to OFF and see whether sound is returned to the app. Press the volume UP button afterwards to ensure the sound is at an audible level, and re‐test the app.
    Make sure you are using the full version of the app. You may have to go to Settings -> Restore purchases to confirm the Apple ID used to purchase the app.
    Try updating or reinstalling the app.
    Please contact us for further assistance with persistent sound issues.

In bilingual dictionaries (for example English-German or English-Italian) or dictionaries featuring more than one entry list (such as Dictionary & Thesaurus) you can easily switch between either entry list with a single touch. This is done from either the Home page or the Dictionary menu, at the top of the screen below the search bar there’s an icon with two arrows pointing in opposite directions. Tapping on the icon will change the entry lists, the currently active language/entry list will always be on the left, while the inactive one on the right.

The Favourites menu is a great way to structure and organize your studies, especially if you create folders for the various entries (creating separate folders for adjectives and verbs, for example). This is done in the following way:
1. Tap on the Folder icon at the upper right corner of the Favourites menu.
2. A dialog window will appear asking you to name your new folder.
3. After you’ve created the folder you can add words in it by tapping on the context menu next to each entry that has been added in Favourites (the icon with the three dots on top of each other at the right of each entry).
4.A drop-down menu will appear, tap on ‘Move to’ and then select the preferred folder and tap ‘ok’.

Increasing or decreasing the font size is done from either the Word of the Day menu or while you’re viewing an entry, this is done by:
1. Tap the ‘A’ icon at the upper right corner of the screen if you’re viewing an entry. The same icon can be found in the contextual menu of the Word of the Day feature.
2. A slider will appear allowing you to adjust the font size as desired.

Restoring your Premium purchase of a dictionary on a new Apple device is quick and easy:
1. Sign in to the iTunes account the purchase was made from originally.
2. Download the Free version of the dictionary from the App Store and open it.
3. Tap on the Hamburger icon at the top left side of the screen to show the drawer menu.
4. Scroll down to the Setting menu and open it.
5. Tap on the Restore purchase option.

The Tap to Translate feature is very helpful for looking up words while studying, working or simply using other Android apps, but in cases when you have more than one MobiSystems dictionary installed you must set which one will be the default for the function. This is done as follows:

1. Open the Slide-in Navigational menu on the left side of your dictionary.
2. Scroll down and tap on Settings.
3. Open the Tap to Translate option.
4. Open Choose Dictionary and select the one you wish the function to use from the list of installed MobiSystems dictionaries on your phone.

Note: Only dictionaries with the 9.0 update onward will be available for selection.

Tap to Translate allows you to use your dictionary of choice to look up words in any other Android app in just a few taps. This is done by:
1. Tap twice on the word you wish to lookup.
2. Options will appear above the word you’ve selected. Tap on Copy.
3. Depending on your Tap to Translate Prompt type settings one of two things will happen:
  • If you’ve selected the Icon options your dictionary of choice’s icon will pop up somewhere on the screen. Tapping on it will redirect you to the dictionary to see the word’s meaning.
  • If you’ve selected the Immediate option you will be instantly redirected to the dictionary to look up the word’s meaning.

Changing your Theme is a great way to keep your dictionary looking fresh and colorful. This is done by:

1. Open the Slide-in Navigational menu on the left side of your dictionary.
2. Scroll down and tap on Settings.
3. Tap on Color Theme and select the one you wish.
The Text to Speech, or TTS, service understands text to generate synthesized audio output.
1. Open an ePub file and tap anywhere on the screen to access a grey toolbar on the bottom.
2. Tap the speaker icon to initiate TTS, or tap Settings on the right-hand side to adjust speech and language settings. The text language must match the selected voice language. TTS is available for ePub files.
You can convert non-supported file formats to ePub and PDF files using the in-app service. Conversion credits are available for in-app purchase in UB Reader and UB Reader Full Key.
File conversion requires an active internet connection. It may take some time depending on the size and format of the input file, and your internet connection. Interrupting the process before completion is not recommended. For assistance with your in-app purchase or any errors that may show up converting your files, please contact us.
Please check product description for a list of the supported from/to conversions.
To enable dictionary look up in UB Reader:
1. Tap and hold (long tap) to select a word, tap More on the floating toolbar.
2. Tap Dictionary
3. Choose from the list of dictionaries available in the device or tap 'Add more' on the bottom You can integrate any MobiSystems dictionary in UB Reader. Dictionary look up is available for ePub files.
  • To bookmark a page, open a file and tap anywhere on the screen, the bookmark icon shows in the upper rightmost corner.
  • To add a note, tap and hold (long tap) a word to access a floating toolbar, tap Note.
  • To highlight a word, tap and hold (long tap) a word, tap Highlight or drag the tabs to adjust the selection.
To adjust highlight and note colors, tap anywhere on the screen, tap Settings on the bottom rightmost corner. Adjusting the color affects all highlights or notes. Using multiple colors is not supported yet. Highlights, notes and bookmarks cannot be exported out of UB Reader.