Google Releases New Universal 'Quickoffice' iOS App for Free

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    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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    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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    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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    Doesn't look as advanced as some apps, don't reallyyyyyy see a point in this!
     
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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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    2009 called:

    They want their app design back.
     
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    I'm glad Google is competing directly with Apple on the iPhone.
     
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    no dropbox? :(
    why no dropbox love
     
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    seamer

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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?
     
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    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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    Proper MS Office editing linked to my Drive account, yes please!

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    cause they can still get their app across without having to pay for our storage?
     
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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.
     
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    I will try it out unless you need a Google account to use it.
     
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    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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    I think with all google products you will need a google account.
     
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    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. :rolleyes:
     
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    Is this better than their Google drive app?
     
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    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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    Too bad iWork isn't free...
     
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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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    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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    Except it apparently does not handle footnotes very well. Without footnotes, it's hardly a modern word processor.
     
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    Google+ page says it'll appear over the next couple of weeks.
     

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