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.
Use QuickOffice in DropBox again
Like many unhappy users here, I also purchased QuickOffice last year, only to find months later that it is no longer linked to my DropBox account directly. After purchasing several alternatives in iTune, I decided that I still like the QuickOffice. So I moved the DropBox folder on my Windows box into the Google Drive. It is not a perfect solution and the sync is not instant between my mobile devices and other Windows boxes. But they are instantly sync'd between all mobile devices (they are actually reading/writing Google Drive) and all files are sync'd for Windows box with moved DropBox folder.
If you want to try it, here is what you can do: Right-click the DropBox icon in your system tray; click the gear on the upper-right corner and select preference; Click Advanced tab; Click the button [Move]; Find the Google Drive and select it; Click OK.
Now every time you log into this computer, the two folders will be sync'd with the cloud drive. When you use QuickOffice, just go from Google Drive to the folder DropBox to access your DropBox file. The remaining space on Google Drive can be used for other files.
Works great with Dropbox!
I don't understand all the comments here claiming that Quickoffice does not work with Dropbox. I save ALL my documents in Dropbox, including those created with Quickoffice. It will also open existing files in Dropbox by using Quickoffice.
To be sure, it is a two-step process. Google did not add a "Ssve to Dropbox" item in the menus. Instead, create a document in the normal manner, using Quickoffice. Then save it to Google Drive. Yes, I know, you don't want to save it to Google Drive but bear with me.
For step two, display the list of files in Quickoffice. It will show the newly-added file that is on Google Drive.
1. In the document list, touch the right-pointing arrow next to the document to share.
2. Choose Open in...
3. Choose Dropbox.
4. Chose the Dropbox folder where to save the document.
5. Touch Save to confirm.
Your document is now saved in Dropbox.
I suppose you could then delete the copy that is in Google Drive, but I rarely do. I like the idea of having a backup copy stored elsewhere.
To open existing files presently stored in Dropbox, go to the Dropbox app, choose the document and select Open in QuickOffice.
(I wrote these comments in Quickoffice, saved them in Dropbox, then copied-and-pasted them to this review.)
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- 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.