Google makes Quickoffice announcement

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Yesterday, Google launched Quickoffice free, for everyone. Google’s Premier Enterprise Partner, AppsCare, takes a look at the features and benefits of Quickoffice.

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Quickoffice allows you to edit Microsoft Office documents across your devices.

Quickoffice is an application from Google that lets users open and edit Microsoft applications on their Android, iPhone and iPad. Google acquired Quickoffice in June 2012 and it debuted on the iPad in December. In April, Google released Quickoffice apps for Android and iPhone selling for $14.99.

Yesterday, Google announced it was making Quickoffice available free, for everyone. Alan Warren, Engineering VP at Google wrote in a blog post: “Everyone likes free stuff…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 with Google Drive storage and, if individuals sign into their Google Account from the new Quickoffice app for Android or iOS by September 26, 2013, they will receive an extra 10GB of Google Drive storage with no charge, for two years.

With the announcement comes a few new features including a new icon, the ability to create .ZIP folders and view charts in Excel and PowerPoint files. Warren commented on the apps ability to work across devices: “ don’t have to worry about installing separate versions anymore when you go from using your phone to editing on your tablet”.

An update notification to upgrade to the new version will be sent to users who currently have the Quickoffice for Google Apps for Business app. Those who are currently using Quickoffice Pro and Quickoffice Pro HD can learn more about the change here.

AppsCare was one of the first companies globally to be recognised as a Google Enterprise Premier Partner; a top tier partner level reserved for only the foremost experts in Google Enterprise solutions, partners that consistently demonstrate unparalleled levels of technical expertise and customer success. With more than 2500 customers in 30 countries AppsCare are passionate about helping its customers innovate, reduce the cost and complexity of IT operations and safely migrate from on-premise to Google Apps.

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