News by Andrew Kameka on Thursday September 19, 2013.
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Quickoffice, a mobile app suite for Android and iOS made by a company Google acquired last year, is now available on Android and iOS at no cost. The Google Drive team today revealed that Quickoffice can now be used to edit or create Microsoft Office Documents on Android for free, removing the previous cost of $14.99. Apple iPhone and iPad users gain the same benefit, removing the need to purchase the premium apps or rely strictly on the free Google Drive.
Speaking of Drive, Google also revealed that anyone who logs into Quickoffice in the next week will receive an additional 10GB of storage in Google Drive. Anyone who downloads the app and logs in with his or her Google ID by September 26, 2013, will receive the extra storage at no cost. That will allow users to store more photos, files, and documents on Drive, which integrates with Quickoffice - sort of. Despite the ability to share documents to Drive, Quickoffice does not edit Google Docs. Users can edit and save Microsoft Office documents synchronized with Google Drive, but they will need to continue using the Drive application to edit Google Docs.Google
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