Thomas Post on August 5th 2008

57 Responses to “MiGhtyDocs”

  1. Nigel Nguyen responded on 10 Aug 2008 at 23:36 #

    Thank much for the app. Definitely it’s a good thing to start with. Is there a plan to add xls or pdf in the near future? I think pdf is support natively by the OSX, yet not sure how hard to incorporate to the app thou. I’m inexperience with OSX programming ;)

    Anyway, thank for efforts :)


  2. Lassina responded on 11 Aug 2008 at 00:04 #

    I Love it. I always liked The big G and Apple together. That’s a good look. Apple just approved this app by the way guys so it’s in the AppStore at this moment. Hit Me!

  3. Lassina responded on 11 Aug 2008 at 00:06 #

    I’m right now trying to work something out with the OTA Google and iPhone sync.

  4. V1ru8 responded on 11 Aug 2008 at 19:01 #

    @Nigel Nguyen Yes there are plans to implement that in one of the future versions.

    @Lassina Let me know if you have something worked out!

  5. Steve responded on 11 Aug 2008 at 21:09 #

    Unfortunately this does not work as advertised, it opens my docs fine and what not, but if I open a document, then close the app, turn on Airplane Mode, and re-open the app and try to open that document, I get Error -1099, and the document just has the spinning circle and does not actually load the document. I was connecting by 3G not WiFi, if that makes a difference.

    Things I’d love (besides the ability to edit and rename)

    1. Folder support for Google Doc folders
    2. Button to update a document without opening it, so I can do a string of them at once, or a “download all” button
    3. Some kind of visual notification that this doc has been cached, so I know which I’ve opened and which I haven’t.

    Great idea and very excited to get it fully working!


  6. Steve responded on 11 Aug 2008 at 21:10 #

    CORRECTION: Should have read “Error – 1009″

  7. bobinnv responded on 13 Aug 2008 at 00:37 #

    Maybe I don’t understand what the intent is, but as ‘Steve’ says, if I am not connected to the internet I get the document titles, but not the contents.

  8. V1ru8 responded on 13 Aug 2008 at 18:55 #

    @ bobinnv The current version available on the iPhone App Store has a bug in the offline availability. But the updated version 0.6 is already “In Review” by Apple. So just wait till the update is available trough the appstore.

  9. gekkota responded on 14 Aug 2008 at 11:44 #

    All of the other apps currently available for transferring documents to the Iphone/Ipod Touch require a wireless network.

    Am I correct in understanding that in order to use Mightydocs, all I need to do is post the document online on GoogleDocs, then go a wifi hotspot and use the Safari browser on my Ipod Touch to connect to that website, open the documents, and–voila!–they are magically transported to my Ipod Touch for offline viewing?

    Is that how it is (theoretically) supposed to work? If so, count me in!
    It would be great to be able to view pdf files, too (hint, hint.) Thanks.

  10. troof responded on 15 Aug 2008 at 07:06 #

    “I always liked The big G and Apple together.”

    I think you’re missing it (or I’m seeing what no one else does..)


    What’s capitalized there?

    MGD. Damn right.

  11. lscico responded on 15 Aug 2008 at 16:54 #

    I was surprised iPhone/itouch didn’t
    support file caching. This nicely fills
    a surprising gap in ipod touch

    Still, would like to see spreadsheets
    and presentations, in that order,

    And why is it we can’t edit gdocs,
    even in safari?

    I’m a bit puzzled by apples policies
    but therein lies another opportunity
    for app add one.


  12. Tokumei responded on 15 Aug 2008 at 17:18 #

    Tks! This soft can let me read docs in Japanese, Chinese and English. Thank you!

  13. bobinnv responded on 17 Aug 2008 at 18:09 #

    The 0.6 release fixes my problem with offline reading. Everything works great!

  14. kajo responded on 20 Aug 2008 at 15:16 #

    Quick security question – is my G pw kept only on the iphone and used only by the app to ping my account directly, or is there an intervening server? Do you collect any info from users’ phones? I’m not paranoid, it’s just that I’m reluctant to throw my G pw around to small developers I don’t know.

  15. Angel Dominguez responded on 20 Aug 2008 at 17:37 #

    This just doesn’t work at all for me. I have 3 PDF files in my Google Docs space but they dont’t even show up in the MiGhty Docs app. The application just connects without reporting any problem but no files are shown.

  16. Jalil responded on 22 Aug 2008 at 13:14 #

    Hi man!…. This is the perfect application for guys like me that work everything in the cloud and the perfect companion for Google Docs off course. I truly believe that just add the folder browsing capability and we are DONE!

    Thanks a lot for your effort and we are waiting for more of your Apps that is clear that going to roock! Thanks!

  17. wtmcassandra responded on 23 Aug 2008 at 01:18 #

    How long after I upload a file to googledocs before I can download it to my iphone? My iphone keeps telling me that there are no documents out there.

  18. Jerry Medlin responded on 24 Aug 2008 at 17:57 #

    I loaded a txt file into Google Docs and then opened it on the iPhone using Safari, but nothing appears in MightyDocs. Any ideas? Also, if MightyDocs is reading the file from the iPhone, why does it need my Google loggin and password?

  19. Jerry Medlin responded on 24 Aug 2008 at 18:43 #

    I got it to work! Apparently it doesn’t consider a file to be a txt file just because it has a txt extension. It were a little less fussy and read any file as a text file.

    I’m still wondering why it needs my Google loggin and password.

  20. Jerry Medlin responded on 24 Aug 2008 at 20:32 #

    OK. Never mind. So you don’t really need to open the document from Safari. Just put the document in Google Docs, remove the formatting and then run MightyDocs on your iPhone. Very cool. Thanks!

  21. BNZ responded on 28 Aug 2008 at 05:05 #

    Nice little app! Add folders, PDF support and an icon to mark cached apps then this would be a killer!

  22. Jacob responded on 29 Aug 2008 at 19:20 #

    I love this app. The only thing missing in my opinion is having the option to have a password box pop up when it opens. My only fear is that if someone found my iPhone, even if I remotely log them out from Gmail on a different computer, they would indefinitely have access to my cached Docs on MiGhty Docs. Is there a way to add a password option? Thanks a lot!

  23. james responded on 01 Sep 2008 at 20:32 #

    Is there a way to search for documents? with no option to sort, it’s takes a while to scroll through hundreds of doc… makes me wonder if it’s faster to just go to google doc mobile web site instead.

  24. DaX responded on 03 Sep 2008 at 12:59 #

    I face the same problem which many face – MightDocs logs me in but documents don’t show. I have spreadsheets, docs and pdfs.
    I have a3G running on 2.02

    Any one any ideas?

  25. MichaelT responded on 04 Sep 2008 at 21:21 #

    I follow the question of Kajo… I also don’t want to enter my password for my email account on an app that is developped by 1 person. No offense to Thomas here. It’s a general issue.

    Good solution: create separate google account and share your docs with that account. Hope the docs are not too confidential…

  26. Gielbe responded on 05 Sep 2008 at 16:30 #

    Hello I have a “unknown error 1001″. And never seen my docs on the home page of Mighty Docs.

    Thanks for your help

  27. Patrick Boylan responded on 06 Sep 2008 at 14:09 #

    Great app. Simple and effective.

    However if I delete a document from Google Docs (for example, a document with sensitve information that I don’t want to leave on the web), it gets deleted from MiGhtyDocs on my iPhone during the next refresh.

    That’s a shame. I’d like to be able to keep it on my iPhone (with password protection, as one contributor requested), even after deleting the original from Google Docs.

    Is this possible?


  28. Jarrod Martin responded on 10 Sep 2008 at 04:47 #

    I’d love to be able to get my spreadsheets as well. I haven’t used this app long, but I already know I’m going to love the access to my Google Docs.

  29. Mark McElroy responded on 10 Sep 2008 at 13:30 #

    I enjoyed this app for several days … but now, while I can log onto my Google Docs account and see the titles of my docs, selecting one takes me to a Google Docs sign in screen … and no matter what I do from there, nothing happens. That makes my purchase worthless to me … which is very frustrating.

  30. Ray Kaluski responded on 10 Sep 2008 at 13:38 #

    Mighty docs appears to be what I seek. I have many qoutations in a database on my LifeDrive. I want to move them to my iPhone and be able to search them etc.

    Unfortunately I am a little challenged in these matters. I have downloaded the app but do not oknow exactly how to move docs from PC to iPhone.

    HELP ? ? ?

  31. Steve responded on 10 Sep 2008 at 21:22 #

    @Mark – This happened to me too but I solved it by just removing the app, restarting the phone, re-downloading the app and syncing again.

    You might just be able to go into the settings and hit “Clear Cache,” but I did the solution above before trying that.

  32. Ling responded on 16 Sep 2008 at 05:25 #

    The app is very useful, thanks! Are there any plans to include folder organization as well?

  33. Matt responded on 18 Sep 2008 at 18:30 #

    Finally! Someone has thought to tap into the mobile document side of the iPhone! Something I always thought strange was missing from the iPhone, considering my Nokia 5 years ago could do this!

    Great app, just need to add support for all the major MS file types – .doc, .xls, .pps, .pdf, etc, and a folder structure would be great – especially if it mirror’d the folder structure you have in your Google Docs account (ie, I have folders marked XLS, DOC, PDF, etc, where files with those extensions reside, and another called WORK where any file type that is work related resides.

    If those updates could be implemented, then this could be probably the best app available for the iphone EVER!

    As for it being freeware or pay-download, at the mo freeware is right for it as it’s fairly beta, but if full Office support was added (as in compatibility, not fussed about editing or creating) then I’d happily pay to download it!

    Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing some updates!

  34. Richard Solomon responded on 03 Oct 2008 at 06:58 #

    Just downloaded the program because it looks like it could fill a real need. When I launch it on my iPhone, the following message appears: “Wrong or empty username/password. Please go to settings and check your username and password.” I can’t seem to figure out what this means. Please help; or do I simply ignore it?
    Thanks! RS

  35. V1ru8 responded on 03 Oct 2008 at 09:54 #

    @ Richard Solomon

    You need to enter your google account under settings tab in MiGhtyDocs. Otherwise MiGhtyDocs can’t acces your google documents.

  36. ENDO responded on 04 Oct 2008 at 04:29 #

    Japanese spreadsheet isn’t started, and application finishes it.

  37. ENDO responded on 06 Oct 2008 at 07:41 #

    MiGhtyDocs is Great!
    But I can’t view Japanese spreadsheet from Google Docs on my iPhone.

  38. V1ru8 responded on 06 Oct 2008 at 07:46 #

    What do you see when you open a Japanese spreadsheet? Just an empty sheet? Or some wrong encoded characters?

  39. ENDO responded on 06 Oct 2008 at 14:18 #

    I can view the spreadsheet which an alphabet and a number are included in.
    But, that spreadsheet can’t open when Japanese is included in the character.
    (The condition that a watch turns eternally)

    I think with the problem of Japanese (two-byte character).
    Help people in Japan which loves MiGhtyDocs, please.

  40. mpeterke responded on 06 Oct 2008 at 18:45 #


    I love your app, but there seems to be a problem opening spreadhseets from the localized Google Docs in Hungary. The problem is somewhat different from the Japanese one above, because it doesn’t even open the spreadsheet. The name appears just fine (with the right characters), but you can wait forever and it won’t open.

    My specs are: 1st generation iPod Touch, Mighty Docs v0.8

  41. Eduardo responded on 07 Oct 2008 at 23:08 #

    I downloaded and installed the app, I see the titles of all of my docs and spreadsheets, but once I open any of the docs I cant get to load the contents….the little circle thing on the top left keeps going forever… the docs are not even heavy, just some text… any help?

  42. V1ru8 responded on 13 Oct 2008 at 21:54 #

    You’re not the first with that problem. And I’m working on it.
    The only workaround that I’ve figured out is that you can delete MiGhtyDocs from iTunes and from your iPhone afterwards re-download it from the App Store. That will maybe help!

  43. oohmygoood responded on 25 Oct 2008 at 09:01 #

    Any plans to add editing capability?

    Being able to download, edit and sync edited documents with Google Docs, would make this app perfect. Judging by traffic on the Google Docs group, I’m not alone in needing such a capability.

  44. V1ru8 responded on 26 Oct 2008 at 18:54 #

    I’m currently very limited in time. So I haven’t much time to work on my private projects. But currently I’m working on a better (native) spreadsheet view.
    Editing capability isn’t one of the main goals currently. Because it needs a lot to do for that and there are still a lot of limitations by the Google API.

  45. Scott responded on 27 Oct 2008 at 13:24 #

    Steve, back in August, was on to part of the document opening problem I think, when he was referring to using WiFi versus 3G. I have had some connection difficulty too. I am using strictly 802.11n on my MacBook Pro and iMac, plus and I have an 802.11g network for an older iBook and our iPhones. I sometimes (often really) have connection issues when using my iPhone and laptop at the same time when both are on their respective Airport networks.

  46. oohmygoood responded on 13 Nov 2008 at 09:40 #

    Regarding editing capability, how about this for an idea:

    Add a Copy function in a accordance with the standard published by the MagicPad guys. Then we could copy the content of a MightyDocs document, paste it into MagicPad, edit it in MagicPad and email the edited document back to Google Docs from MagicPad. I know it’s not perfect, but it would allow us to edit Google Docs documents on the iPhone.

  47. Rufus responded on 25 Nov 2008 at 21:11 #

    Why you didn’t add support for Russian language?

  48. Renato responded on 26 Nov 2008 at 17:50 #

    the accents and special chars appear as ‘?’
    It would be nice if it is fixed.
    Thank you

  49. Pfeard responded on 26 Nov 2008 at 18:21 #


    Having “only” the ipod touch, this is a must-have app!!!
    Can you say, when you add this feature?



  50. Steve W responded on 03 Dec 2008 at 15:32 #

    I’m having the same problem noted by others in the thread above — cache does not work to hold docs offline. If I delete them from Google docs, they are not available on the iPhone in Mightydocs. I have the most current version, just downloaded last night.

    12/3/08 Thanks Sw

  51. V1ru8 responded on 04 Dec 2008 at 19:26 #

    The issue with the Russian, Chinese, German, whatever special chars should now be solved. It was a bug in the google API and they fixed it a few hours ago!

  52. Krapps responded on 19 Jan 2009 at 09:09 #

    Have you abandoned this app? It’s been so long since last update. I’m still hoping that it can read pdf files soon. Thanks.

  53. V1ru8 responded on 20 Jan 2009 at 14:09 #

    Hi Krapps

    No I haven’t abandoned MiGhtyDocs. I just had a lot to do at school for the last months. But now the semester is over and I have some time to work on it. And I’m glad to tell you that the upcoming version will support PDF’s.

  54. masamich responded on 03 Feb 2009 at 15:24 #

    MiGhtyDocs is Cool !
    But, I can’t show Japanese on spreadsheet .
    I think this is the problem of two-byte character.
    Would you improve it ?

  55. Mike NZ responded on 02 Aug 2009 at 04:13 #

    Hi , I like this app very useful (even better once the caching works ;-) , but it needs some form of simple password protection. I have a number of personal confidential docs in GDocs and I need those protected should I lose the phone …can you please add or indicate when you will ??, Either a simple PIN approach or the ability to revalidate the Gmail password on opening

    Thanks very much


  56. MSaffir responded on 17 Dec 2009 at 19:00 #

    Thanks for your ingenuity. How’s the thesis going?


  57. jim c responded on 02 Apr 2010 at 21:19 #

    I am using MiGhtyDocs on an iPod Touch and am very pleased with it overall. The issue I have is that cached docs fall out of the cache after about a week. Is there a cache timeout? I could recache docs, but I have a significant number of docs.


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