Wednesday , August 15 2018

In a move likely to further reduce dependence on pricey office suite options from other vendors, who shall remain nameless, Google has decided to take the carpet out from under its competitors and has made one of its newer acquisitions QuickOffice, which it bought in 2012, free for all Android and iOS users.

Of this new offering, Google says:

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 withGoogle 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.

Amongst the expected features of creating and editing Microsoft Office format documents, there are additional new features as well:

  • a refreshed icon,
  • the ability to create .ZIP folders, and
  • view charts in Excel® and PowerPoint files.

The new app works across devices so you don’t have to worry about installing separate versions anymore when you go from using your phone to editing on your tablet.  A unified app? Yes please.

The last bit of good news is probably just as sweet as the app itself being free —  if you sign in to your Google Account from the new Quickoffice app for Android or iOS by September 26, 2013, an extra 10GB of Google Drive storage will be added to your account for two years (look for it in the next few weeks).

What are you waiting for? Check it out!

The app was not found in the store. 🙁
Source: Google Drive Blog.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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so slow and lagyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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i singed in on both android and ios devices. But I can’t see i get the extra 10GB

Daniel Tyson
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Works with one account only…….ffuuuuuuuuuuu

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TheLach03

Why would you need more than one account?

Daniel Tyson
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Personal GMail and we use Google Apps for our Ausdroid work – 2 accounts and I can only access my Google Drive stuff for 1.

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Peter Massey

If you tap your avatar, there is an option to change account.

I can’t even get it to load though. Keeps saying “Could not connect to network”.

Daniel Tyson
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Tried that but like you got no joy.

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