Quickoffice Brings Word and Excel Document Editing to the iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, May 8, 2009.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Quickoffice, maker of popular office software for mobile platforms, recently released Quickoffice Mobile Office Suite [App Store, $19.99] for the iPhone and iPod touch. The suite offers three components, which are also available for individual purchase:

    Quickword [App Store, $12.99]: Allows users to edit and create Microsoft Word files, offering such features as cut, copy, and paste within or between documents, numerous font and style options, and automatic wrapping of text at any zoom level to eliminate horizontal scrolling.

    Quicksheet [App Store, $12.99]: Allows users to edit and create Microsoft Excel files and includes extensive support for formulas, simple column and row height and width adjustment, and numerous formatting options.

    Quickoffice Files [App Store, $1.99]: Offers remote access, e-mail, Wi-Fi and file management. The application provides easy access to MobileMe iDisk accounts and allows easy transfer of files between computer and iPhone via drag-and-drop.

    Support for Microsoft PowerPoint files is not currently included in the suite.

    Walt Mossberg recently reviewed the Quickoffice suite, and while he found much to like, a few missing features such as the inability to directly load files sent to the iPhone via e-mail, the lack of spell check, and the absence of cut, copy, and paste for spreadsheets led him to hold back on recommending the suite, particularly given the relatively steep price tag. Quickoffice has promised to remedy these shortcomings by this summer.

    Mossberg also provided a video review of the suite:

    Article Link: Quickoffice Brings Word and Excel Document Editing to the iPhone
  2. macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    Wow this sounds like a great app. Being able to transfer the files via bluetooth in 3.0 will be nice too, if they update it with that feature. :) Let's hope.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2006
    A major issue is not being able to import files emailed to you on your iphone into the app. Kinda kills the mobility of it.

    Not to mension they company screwed over everyone who bought MobileFiles Pro, as they just created a "new" app suite with an update. :mad:
  4. macrumors 65816


    Hasn't this App been about for a few months now? I know about it as bought their MobileFiles App (now "Quick Files" or something) so I could access my iDisk from my iPhone.

    I haven’t bought MobileOffice as it doesn’t support mac : office '08, and only lets you edit files of PC files to the 2003 ver.

    I'm going to wait and see what up dates they put out (supposedly office 2007 soon, though they said the 1.0 App would do this. pre-release)

    As much as I loath Microsoft if they bought out their own app and even sold it for 30-40 bucks that would let create, modify and e-mail offce Apps, I'd buy it.
  5. macrumors 6502


    May 4, 2004
    if their blog post is true, I think we won't have to wait too long to see what the other choice is in this app category
  6. macrumors 6502


    Apr 29, 2009
    Costa Mesa, CA
    I'd be all over that like white on rice!
  7. macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2009
    30 to 40? NO WAY

    I'd pay 9.99 max for that kind of app.
  8. macrumors G4

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Why is this news? Quickoffice has been out for a while.

    I wonder if Dataviz's docs to go will have powerpoint editing. Even if Quickoffice developers come out with ppt editing, they'll likely put it in another app separate from Quickoffice and call it Quickoffice Pro for $29.99 (given what they did to MobileFiles Pro --> Quicksheet).

    Total cost to suckers who upgrade to all the different versions: $59.97 ($9.99 for MobileFiles Pro, $19.99 for current Quickoffice, and $29.99 for future Quickoffice Pro with Word, Excel and Powerpoint editing capability).
  9. macrumors 68010

    Aug 23, 2008
    Why pay for this when you can simply use Google Docs?
  10. Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    As far as I know, that's not possible yet for third-party apps on the iPhone, so blame Apple ;)
  11. macrumors 6502


    Feb 20, 2009
    Indiana, USA
    agree - although as mentioned above, Apple is the rate-limiting-step in most "features" that we are waiting for. I will continue to use mobilefiles or airsharing at this time along with google docs.

    it will be interesting to see what new office application style apps will be released after OS 3.0 finally is released to the consumers - thus what i believe is holding up the copy and paste feature in this app.
  12. macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2007
    I wouldn't pay $9.99 for MS Word
  13. Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    Good to see apps like this coming to the iPhone/touch platform. :)
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 3, 2007

    Any app recommendations for accessing google docs?
  15. macrumors 6502


    May 4, 2004
    because you get what you pay for.

    Google Docs sucks for anything other than casual use.
  16. macrumors 68010

    Aug 23, 2008
    Hah...funny you said that. Is there any other reason except "casual" use on iPhone?
  17. macrumors 65816



    Being forwarded a document that needs review, being able to edit it and send it back?
  18. macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2008
    Do you really use this?

    I'm surprised people really have a need to edit office documents on their iphone. I know some of you will jump all over me for saying this, but this really seems more like a cool app than a practical one. Personally, if I have files so important that I must edit them while out and about, i make time to sit down with my laptop and give them the time they deserve. Just my two cents.
  19. macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2009

    BUT i would say at times people dont have a laptop with them or are not expecting to need one.

    SOOO all in all I think this is AMAZING..
  20. macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2007
    While I use google docs for personal stuff, I would like an app where if someone sends me a file, I can open it, make some changes/proofread if needed, and send it back.
  21. macrumors 68010

    Aug 23, 2008
    Google doc CAN do that... If it can't, what's the point of using it?
  22. macrumors 65816

    Bye Bye Baby

    Sep 15, 2004
    i(am in the)cloud
  23. macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2009
  24. macrumors G4

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Suppose you're going on a trip and someone asks you to edit a document, it could mean the difference between having the burden of lugging around a laptop while on the trip or not. But you need MobileMe or perhaps readdledocs in order to get the file as you can't load directly from mail.
  25. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 15, 2009
    Why isn't this a part of the QuickOffice suite I paid $20 for? :mad:

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