Last week, Apple announced that it would be making its iWork for iOS suite available free of charge for new iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Now, Google has made its Quickofficedocument editing app available for free as well.
In a blog post titled “Freeing Quickoffice for everyone,” Google notes:
Everyone likes free stuff, which is why starting today we’re making Quickoffice available for free, for everyone. 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 with Google 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.
Quickoffice was acquired by Google in June 2012 and was relaunched by the tech giant exclusively for Google Apps for Business users in December. Now, it has been reopened for free, for everyone.
The new Quickoffice app also features a new app icon, the ability to create .ZIP folders, and support for viewing charts in Excel and PowerPoint files. Further, it boasts improved integration with Google Drive.
What’s more, if you sign in to your Google account from the new Quickoffice app by Thursday, you’re entitled to get an extra 10GB of Google Drive storage free for two years.
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad running iOS 5.0 or later, the new and free Quickoffice app is available now in the App Store.
Note that all other versions of Quickoffice have been removed from the App Store.