This Google Drive push appears to be getting serious, with Google this morning announcing they will purchase Quick Office, one of the top choices in mobile apps which allows users to view, edit, sync and share documents anywhere, anytime. The Quick Office blog acknowledges the possibilities that can come from being merged with Google saying ‘By combining the magic of Google’s intuitive solutions with Quickoffice’s powerful products, our shared vision for anytime, anywhere productivity can only grow.’
Google for their part appears keen to take the technology that Quick Office currently offers and add it to it’s existing Google Apps suite :
Today, consumers, businesses and schools use Google Apps to get stuff done from anywhere, with anyone and on any device. Quickoffice has an established track record of enabling seamless interoperability with popular file formats, and we’ll be working on bringing their powerful technology to our Apps product suite.
Quickoffice has a strong base of users, and we look forward to supporting them while we work on an even more seamless, intuitive and integrated experience.
This could be an excellent move as the Quick Office interface on both tablet and phone is pretty good in my opinion and the Google Docs experience whilst Ok hasn’t been fantastic, hopefully this will see a smoother experience for office productivity on the move.