Quickoffice - edit Office documents, spreadsheets, and presentations
By Quickoffice, Inc.
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This free app from Google lets you create and edit Microsoft® Office documents, spreadsheets and presentations on your iPhone and iPad. Once you sign in with your Google Account, work can be saved in Google Drive, which gives you up to 15GB of free storage and lets you access your files from any mobile device or computer.
With Quickoffice and a Google Account you can:
- Create and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files
- Access files in Google Drive and on your device
- Open and view PDF files
- Share files through previously shared Google Drive folders
- Attach files to emails
What's New in Version 6.1.4
- Fixed issue with saving edits when using “Open In” from other apps like Apple mail, Dropbox, etc.
I have had problems with the new Quickoffice, but I can use it with Dropbox. So many people have said it doesn't work that I figured it would be impossible. Let's say you have a file in Dropbox that you want to edit with the new Quickoffice. First go to the Dropbox app, locate the file and open it in the app. In the upper right corner you can click on "open in". One of the options is the new Quickoffice. Open in new Quickoffice, do your edits, and save to the IPad (not GDrive). From new Quickoffice, locate the file in the file manager and click on the arrow at the far right of the file name. Up comes a screen with the "open in" option. One of the choices is Dropbox. Open in the Dropbox app and then save it to Dropbox. Voila! Not as easy as it should be, but at least it's possible.
My issue is that the new version of Quickoffice freezes occasionally and saves changes incorrectly. Save a spreadsheet cell in one color and it differs with what you get in Excel on an IMac. Also, changes get made to wrong sheets in multiple-sheet spreadsheets and data mysteriously ends up in wrong spots. I don't trust it yet to save changes correctly. The app definitely needs work, but I'm hoping Google will fix these things. They've obviously decided this will be their Office program for portable devices, so maybe they'll get some of the bugs worked out. We can only hope.
Google, you ruined this... and broke my heart
You and I had a great relationship in the beginning; but you've changed. Your actions have hurt me one time too many (remember iGoogle and Google Reader?). I heard you got a new QuickOffice and it means some things will be different now. Congratulations, but I’m afraid I’m not coming along this time. I really liked your old QuickOffice Pro, which is why I put a lot of time, effort, and money ($20) into supporting you. I used to have the freedom to talk to other cloud services, but with your new QuickOffice, you have taken away this freedom. I'm not sure where or why you got the idea that I am only allowed to talk to you. I've discussed this with some friends, and we've concluded that it's not me, it's you!
I wish you the best on your new QuickOffice, but I can no longer support you or pretend to be happy. I've come to realize that my relationship with you must come to an end. I've already taken myself off of your Google Calendar, and I have requested custody of my data from Gmail. I'm still not sure where I'll go, but I hear iWork recently had some work done (and no, it's not just for good looks... it has a new and refreshing personality too).
I'm sorry things had to end this way, and I hope someday you realize where you went wrong and lost me. Perhaps you will remember back to the time when I look up to and admired you.
-Your former admirer
If I had used the previous product or bought it, I'd probably be upset, too. But I didn't.
I began using Quickoffice a few weeks ago and it is MUCH better than trying to work with the Google Drive app. I've found it much faster, easier with which to work and less buggy.
I'm a writer and spend all day with word processors, so I'm picky. This one is not robust -- I'd LOVE a way to change the default font -- but it will handle all the chores one can expect a web-based program to do. I've also only used the document features and can't speak to the other portions of the app.
It gets four stars from me because there are basics -- like setting default fonts and point sizes -- that should be in there. Adding Dropbox support would be great, but then Google isn't in the business of supporting other companies. That shouldn't be surprising.
I expect more out of this app in future versions and if Google doesn't come through, my ratings will decline rapidly. Google has the talent and power and has made a good first step. In the next version, the company needs to step up its game.
- Category: Business
- Updated: Jan 06, 2014
- Version: 6.1.4
- Size: 59.5 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Quickoffice, Inc.
- © Quickoffice, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.