Mobile Word Processor 'Quip' Launches for iOS

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Quip, a mobile word processor designed by ex-Google Maps and Facebook executive Bret Taylor, launched today on iOS. The app includes features such as a mobile-friendly interface and integrated to-do lists for tasks, as well as collaborative features that enable multiple users to edit and work on documents in real time.
    TechCrunch has more on Quip:
    With a free membership, Quip allows up to five users to download and collaborate through the app, with capabilities such as offline access to documents, shared folders and cross-platform syncing through its official website. Quip also offers a premium business membership for $12 a month per user and enables 250 users to collaborate at once, and includes additional features like remote device management and single sign on capabilities.

    Quip is available as a free download on iOS devices and can be downloaded through the App Store. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Mobile Word Processor 'Quip' Launches for iOS
  2. Razeus macrumors 601

    Jul 11, 2008
  3. iheartiphone4 macrumors member


    Sep 29, 2011
    La Crosse, WI
    Sounds like google docs. And google docs is free!
  4. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020


    Sep 23, 2005
    The 6ix
    Frankly, any alternative to Pages is fine by me.
  5. theBB macrumors 68020


    Jan 3, 2006
    And clunky, at least on the desktop. (I've never tried it on iOS. During the one time I needed it, Google did not let mobile safari edit.)

    I'll give a try to Quip if there is a way to export documents to a universal format. I wouldn't want to lose my documents if these guys don't make it in the long run.
  6. Razeus macrumors 601

    Jul 11, 2008
    And that's the probably. The only export is .pdf. Doesn't even export to .docx.
  7. bwilfong macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2004
    Newburgh, IN
    email and registration

    I don't want to give out my email and to have to register just to try out a new app. I get enough junk mail now. App Deleted.
  8. gatearray macrumors 65816

    Apr 24, 2010
    Same here. Forcing me to enter my email address first before I can even see the app is a big no-no in my book.
  9. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    It's amazing how many companies think collaboration tools are some segment they need to embark on and try to dominate. :rolleyes: This looks great, and I'm already downloading to check it out, but man, there's just so many of them that want to be the standard.
  10. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
  11. macs4nw macrumors 68040


    Sounds promising, but one can't help but wonder, how long before some of those free features, migrate over to their premium $12/month membership counterpart?
  12. e-coli macrumors 68000


    Jul 27, 2002
  13. CFreymarc Suspended

    Sep 4, 2009
    I rarely diss a product launch. When I do, I try to discover which if the Three Monkeys (see no evil, hear no evil, do no evil) are disobeyed.

    For this one, my take is Do No Evil. After the NSA scandal, people are taking their shared docs off line more and more. Not said much, but cloud use is not at the same acceptance rate.

    What cost advantage of this is over a shared folder and desktop? Unless they are doing massive data mining on the docs written and selling off the demographics, I don't see a solvency here.

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