If you’ve been one of those folks that have been ready to use Quickoffice post Google acquisition, but were saddened by how it was only available for Google Apps for Business, you’re in luck. Google has made the popular mobile office app free for everyone. That’s right. Everyone. While Google is always pushing its own suite of office apps they’re using Quickoffice as a way to cater to those who hasn’t made the leap yet.
The app is available in both the Play Store and the iOS App Store. With either app, installable on any of your devices, you will see the ability to create .ZIP folders, view charts in both PowerPoint and Excel. Those who are wanting to edit their Drive documents in Quickoffice will have to wait as they’re only viewable as PDFs right now. If you have an old version of Quickoffice or have the Business version, you’ll have to upgrade to the new version.
Another tidbit of information for those who are unsure of making the switch or downloading another mobile office suite; Google is offering 10GB of extra Drive storage for free (for two years). Of course this is a limited time offer and you’ll have to sign up by September 26th in order to get in on this deal. Although, it’s not an instant upgrade. Google though, promises that we’ll see the extra storage in the “next few weeks.”
If you’re in the market for a mobile office solution that’s easy on the wallet then you should check out Quickoffice. With other suites costing $15 your wallet will thank you.