Google rolls out free Android and iPhone versions of Quickoffice
Google’s Quickoffice is meant for business users that have to share files and collaborate with users who don’t yet use Google Docs. “From Word to Excel to Powerpoint, you can make quick edits at the airport or from the back of a taxi and save and share everything in Google Drive,” Google boasts.
Google has said before that these free apps are part of its plan to make converting Office files to Google documents, or making quick edits without converting, easy on any mobile device. They let you open and edit any Office files you’ve stored in Google Drive while you’re on the go. Furthermore, you can now find and use your Drive files from within the Quickoffice app (just sign in with your Google Apps for Business account and your Drive folders view will include Shared With Me, Starred, Recent, and any subfolders).
Google acquired QuickOffice back in June 2012. At the time, QuickOffice offered native apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Symbian. We can rule out Symbian, but it makes sense for the company to support both Android and iOS. Windows Phone and BlackBerry users, meanwhile, are likely out of luck.