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It’s been over a year since Google bought QuickOffice. There hasn’t been much movement since, but a new announcement sure has our hopes up. Back in April, Google had made QuickOffice free for Google Apps for Business customers, and now the office productivity suite is free for anyone on both Android and iOS devices.

There’s also a new icon being debuted, which is a Q drawn with the Google Drive colours. Among other changes, QuickOffice now has the ability to create .ZIP folders and can view charts in Excel and PowerPoint files. Given that this is one of our favourite office suites for the iPad QuickOffice Pro HD: Create, Open And Edit Office Documents On Your iPad [iOS] QuickOffice Pro HD: Create, Open And Edit Office Documents On Your iPad [iOS] Apple doesn’t offer an all-in-one office suite, so users who want to handle these tasks on their tablet must turn to a third-party solution. One of the most popular is QuickOffice Pro HD, a $19.99... Read More , these are welcome additions to the feature list.


In a new move, the app now requires you to sign into your Google account to use it, much like many of Google’s other apps. QuickOffice is tightly integrated with Google Drive, and as a cherry on top, the company is throwing in 10GB worth of extra storage space for 2 years if you log in to your Google account through the app. This offer is valid till Thursday, September 26.

Additionally, if you purchased QuickOffice Pro or Pro HD on or after June 17, 2013, you are eligible to receive 50GB of free Google Drive storage (with proof of purchase).

Unfortunately, the new Google Drive integration does mean that the app no longer supports Dropbox, Box or any other cloud service. Users on the older versions of the app can continue to use those services till March 31, 2014, at which time they will stop working.

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Essentially, this update is “Google Docs, supercharged”. Pity, because QuickOffice is one of the best mobile apps for Dropbox 8 Of The Best Mobile Apps For Your Dropbox [Android / iOS] 8 Of The Best Mobile Apps For Your Dropbox [Android / iOS] We've really only just reached the point were lots of apps are being written with integration to cloud storage in mind. Because of this, you may not have realised that quite a few very useful... Read More .

QuickOffice can be downloaded freely from the Play Store or the App Store. There’s no word on when and if it will hit other platforms like Windows Phone.

Source: Google Drive Blog

  1. John N
    September 25, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    For anyone who has not paid attention, Google IS what Microsoft WAS. The strategy is to acquire all significant competition, then purge it's competing value.

    I really don't want Google in charge of my documents. It's only a matter of time before "private" docs get data-mined.

    I managed to pay $19.99 each for Quickoffice Pro HD iPhone, iPad, and Android versions.

    Geez, Google, thanks for the anal probe!

    • Rajaa C
      March 4, 2014 at 2:57 am

      Try Kingsoft Office for Android. It is free and pretty polished with great compatibility with MS Office documents. Is available for Windows desktop and Android and coming to iOS soon. FREE!!!

  2. César P
    September 25, 2013 at 1:13 am

    Just installed and connected my Google account and I still only have the regular 15GB Google give you for free. No extra 10GB :(

    • Mihir Patkar
      September 25, 2013 at 5:14 am

      Google had said it'll get added in the next 2 weeks, Cesar :)

  3. John
    September 24, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    I connected the app with google drive and have not received the 10gb yet... Is this a hoax?

  4. Rajaa C
    September 24, 2013 at 1:27 am

    I still prefer Kingsoft Office on Android. Simply the best office productivity tool on android. They are also coming out with an iOS version soon. Yes, it is free too.

    • Ro013jo
      September 24, 2013 at 3:10 pm

      @RajaaC - I concur Kingsoft Office on Android and the Polaris Office 5 on Android are both superior to QuickOffice Pro.

  5. El Marko
    September 23, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    You've got to be kidding me. The version of QuickOffice Pro that I purchased (before Google acquired it) will no longer work, after March 31st? That seems a little punitive, given the functional differences between this new free version and the "Pro" version is that the free version doesn't connect to any of Google's cloud storage competitors.

    Me thinks "Pro version" is Googlespeak for "sucker."

  6. Phil
    September 23, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    I checked it ot briefly and it looks pretty decent. I really like Office Suite Pro though, which I got free from Amazon. I recently wrote a 1400 word magazine article in it and it worked out just fine.

  7. Brigida De Luca
    September 23, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    That's cute. I am buying a Surface 2 Pro when the pre order page is up. I will be getting MS Office with it, free Skype calls, and 200GB SkyDrive storage.

    • chuck2
      September 23, 2013 at 7:50 pm

      Yes, lets compare a $1000 tablet to a free app, because that was the point of the article...

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