Google’s Quickoffice app updated with iPhone support

By , Apr 2, 2013

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Google acquired Quickoffice, a mobile software suite that includes word processor, spreadsheet and presentation apps—all compatible with MS Office, last summer. And in December it released a free Quickoffice iPad app for its Google Apps for Business customers.

Today, it’s updated that app with better Google Drive storage integration and, more importantly, support for the iPhone. So if you’re a Google Apps for Business subscriber, you can now create, edit and view Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on your Apple handset…

Here’s the full changelog for today’s update:

-Now designed for both iPhone and iPad
-Sort Google Drive files by Shared with me, Starred, and Recent
-Support for multiple Google Drive accounts
-Improved chart rendering in Quicksheet and Quickpoint
-Create and share ZIP folders from multiple files
-Bug fixes and performance enhancement

In addition to bringing Quickoffice to the iPhone, Google also improved the app’s support for Google’s Drive storage service. It’s easier to find and use your Drive files from within the app, as the Folders view now includes Shared With Me, Starred, Recent and subfolders.

To reiterate, this app is only available for Google Apps for Business subscribers, a service that starts at $5 a month or $50 a year. If you’re not a subscriber, you’ll want to check out apps like Quickoffice Pro or Pro HD. Though at $14.99, they’re a bit on the pricey side.

But if you do pay for Google’s Apps for Business service, you’ll definitely want to grab the latest version of Quickoffice, which you can find in the App Store for free.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/zacksloane Zachary Sloane

    I might have cared about this if Google didn’t kill of their Exchange sync for Google Apps Standard users. I’ve since said Toodeloo and went with a hosted Exchange solution.

  • Damian W

    I tried the pro version and it is very sluggish. Power points editing eats my memory on ipad 3 in a blink of an eye. Works quite slow and because of this the the whole process can be very inacurate.

  • http://twitter.com/Ground_Trooper Richard Grounds

    I wish they would fix the Pro version that I paid for to be compatible with drive. And I am not the only one. Their support forums are filled with pissed off people who paid for an app to access google docs and when they moved to drive the app is now unless!!