Google makes Quickoffice mobile productivity suite free, gives away 10GB extra Drive space

There was a time when my mobile productivity used to depend on mine accessing, reading and editing Microsoft Office documents on the go. Over time, I'd found Quickoffice to be the most comprehensive mobile replacement for Microsoft's productivity suite so you could imagine I wasn't too happy after Google acquired the company in June of 2012. I was afraid the search giant would, for competitive reasons, call it a day and simply fold the team.

A few updates later, Google's made Quickoffice a free download on iOS and Android devices. The software integrates with Google's Drive storage and lets you edit Microsoft Office documents across your devices in their native form, without having to convert the files to Google Docs, Sheets and Slides...

Google’s Quickoffice app updated with iPhone support

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...

And just like that, Google snaps up mobile productivity suite Quickoffice

Whoa, looks like another iOS app developer (not exclusive, though) just ended up engulfed in the Google ecosystem as the search giant announced its acquisition of the popular mobile app productivity maker Quickoffice for an undisclosed sum.

The news arrives just as we learned yesterday of Google's intentions to snap up popular instant messaging maker Meebo for a rumored hundred million dollars...