Editor in Chief
- Jan 5, 2011
Google just made their QuickOffice Mobile app free to download and use for anyone. Prior to yesterday, if you wanted to get Google's QuickOffice Mobile App, you had to pay either $14.99 for the pro version or $19.99 for the pro HD version. You could also get it for free if you were a Google Apps for Business subscriber.
Google is also offering a nice bonus if you sign up your Google account for the new QuickOffice app by September 26th. If you sign up by this date you will get an extra 10GB of Google Drive storage for the next two years. For those rare few out there who are unfamiliar with the product, it allows you to create, view, and edit Microsoft Office Excel, Word, and PowerPoint files on your mobile devices.
This is actually an update to the app as well and includes a few new features. Here's a quote with a few more details,
Google added a few new features to the app as well, including the ability to create ZIP folders and view charts in PowerPoint and Excel. Google said people already using Quickoffice for Google Apps for Business can update to the new app.
Google acquired Quickoffice in June 2012 and has been expanding its availability ever since. While the company is clearly investing resources in the software, its long-term goals still appear aimed at transitioning people to using its Web-based productivity tools.
Sound off if you are an avid (or soon to be) user of this product.