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Old Sep 19, 2013, 02:03 PM   #1
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Google Releases New Universal 'Quickoffice' iOS App for Free




Google today announced plans to make its Quickoffice software free to all users. Quickoffice, which was reintroduced on iOS last year after Google purchased the software company, is designed to allow Google users to view and edit Microsoft Office files. Google's decision to make Quickoffice available for free comes after Apple announced that its own iWork software (along with iPhoto and iMovie) would be provided for free with new iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches.

Google is introducing a newly unified Quickoffice app that supports both the iPad and the iPhone. The app also integrates with Google Drive storage, letting users save and access files from anywhere. Previous versions of Quickoffice have been removed from the App Store, and Google is encouraging existing users to download the new app.

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Everyone likes free stuff, which is why starting today we're making Quickoffice available for free, for everyone. With Quickoffice, you can edit Microsoft® Office documents across your devices, giving you the freedom to work with anyone no matter what hardware or software they're using.

Quickoffice also integrates seamlessly with Google Drive storage so you can safely access your files from anywhere. And while the easiest thing to do is simply convert your old files to Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, Quickoffice gives you another way to work with people who haven't gone Google yet.
Google's newly released Quickoffice app also offers a number of new features, including a refreshed icon, the ability to create .ZIP folders, and view charts in Excel and PowerPoint files.

Google is giving users who sign into their Google Accounts from the Quickoffice app by September 26, 2013 an extra 10GB of Google Drive storage for the next two years.

Quickoffice can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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Old Sep 19, 2013, 02:06 PM   #2
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Software is quickly becomming commoditized... Not good news for microsoft, I guess that's why they are becoming a product and services company.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 02:09 PM   #3
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Doesn't look as advanced as some apps, don't reallyyyyyy see a point in this!
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 02:10 PM   #4
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The software was already fantastic. Now that it's free and comes with 10 gigs of drive storage? So awesome.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 02:11 PM   #5
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They want their app design back.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 02:12 PM   #6
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I'm glad Google is competing directly with Apple on the iPhone.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 02:14 PM   #7
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no dropbox?
why no dropbox love
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 02:16 PM   #8
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no dropbox?
why no dropbox love
Why support Dropbox when it's a G-App?

Anyway; I signed in and didn't see extra storage. Might be time delayed?
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 02:19 PM   #9
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Doesn't look as advanced as some apps, don't reallyyyyyy see a point in this!
Something they already had....so it didn't really cost them anything.

Just another product for Google to eventually toss out with the trash in one of their spring cleaning sessions.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 02:23 PM   #10
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Proper MS Office editing linked to my Drive account, yes please!

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Old Sep 19, 2013, 02:26 PM   #11
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Why support Dropbox when it's a G-App?

Anyway; I signed in and didn't see extra storage. Might be time delayed?
cause they can still get their app across without having to pay for our storage?
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Doesn't look as advanced as some apps, don't reallyyyyyy see a point in this!
This is now the only free ios app that supports proper editing of MS office files. This is a very big deal.
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I will try it out unless you need a Google account to use it.
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cause they can still get their app across without having to pay for our storage?
They don't care about you using their app. Their #1 focus is getting your data so they can sell ads. The app is just another avenue for them to get there.

Making it easier for you to use Dropbox is of no concern to them.
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iWork should've been free for people upgrading to iOS 7 too.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 02:49 PM   #16
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I will try it out unless you need a Google account to use it.
I think with all google products you will need a google account.
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This is now the only free ios app that supports proper editing of MS office files. This is a very big deal.
Aside from iWork being free for new iOS devices, yes.
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Wow , google is on the move since iOS 7 got released.
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Is this better than their Google drive app?
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Is this better than their Google drive app?
No, it is supplemental. This is for people who still have to deal in MS Office files. So if you want you can store your Office files on Drive and open them through QuickOffice. This way you don't have to deal in conversion issues.
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Aside from iWork being free for new iOS devices, yes.
Too bad iWork isn't free...
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 03:19 PM   #22
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Is anyone else having trouble downloading this or any free apps for that matter? Updated to ios7 last night. When I click free it changes to install and when I click that it loads for a sec and goes back to free. Sometimes it verifies my iTunes password. Won't download though. Tried closing the app in multi tasking and restarted my phone. What gives?
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I signed in and didn't see extra storage. Might be time delayed?
Same here. I'm a sucker for free cloud storage space (I'm at 26.1GB with Dropbox) but I installed the app and logged in yet don't see any additional Google cloud space. Anyone know when it kicks in?
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This is now the only free ios app that supports proper editing of MS office files. This is a very big deal.
Except it apparently does not handle footnotes very well. Without footnotes, it's hardly a modern word processor.
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Same here. I'm a sucker for free cloud storage space (I'm at 26.1GB with Dropbox) but I installed the app and logged in yet don't see any additional Google cloud space. Anyone know when it kicks in?
Google+ page says it'll appear over the next couple of weeks.
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