A little over a year after acquiring mobile office suite QuickOffice, Google is dropping the price of QuickOffice… and by dropping, I mean there’s no price at all anymore. QuickOffice is now available as a free download for Android and iOS.
QuickOffice lets you create, edit, and share text, presentation, and spreadsheet documents. It’s compatible with Microsoft Office files, which kind of makes it the missing link for folks that aren’t ready to give up Microsoft Office for Google Docs.
Ind addition to setting QuickOffice Free, Google has made a few updates tot he app including an option to create ZIP folders, view charts in Excel and PowerPoint files, and a unified app for smartphones and tablets.
Folks who sign into QuickOffice using a Google account by September 26th will also get an extra 10GB of storage added to their Google Drive account for 2 years (although it could take a few weeks for the extra storage to show up in your account).
Google’s removing older QuickOffice apps from the Play Store and App Store, but existing users can continue to use them if they’d like. Unfortunately the older iOS apps aren’t fully compatible with iOS 7 and cloud storage will stop working in the old apps at the end of March, 2014.