Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jun 2012 17:09 UTC
Google "We're happy to announce that we have acquired Quickoffice, a leader in office productivity solutions. Today, consumers, businesses and schools use Google Apps to get stuff done from anywhere, with anyone and on any device. Quickoffice has an established track record of enabling seamless interoperability with popular file formats, and we'll be working on bringing their powerful technology to our Apps product suite." Excellent acquisition - Quickoffice has always been a fine product, and this gives Google instant access to a wide array of native mobile office applications. Crazy nobody else ever picked these guys and girls up. Also, if Google makes Quickoffice available for free, we can enjoy yet another "Google is competing unfairly by not charging customers money for products"-whine-a-thon. That alone is worth it.
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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Tue 5th Jun 2012 18:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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Well, it depends. Small messages are no problem and then I prefer fingers over a stylus. On an iPad longer texts are more doable, although I wouldn't write a novel on one.

QuickOffice is a little bit okay for viewing documents, if they are text files, spreadsheets are less fun, but I wouldn't create or edit them.

For some strange reason despite QuickOffice (and others) being hyper compatible with MS Office files it doesn't take much to edit a document which then suddenly looks very odd in real MS Office.

And now I'm going to try and find my Palm Pro.

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