Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Sep 2013 19:53 UTC

Starting today we’re making Quickoffice for Android and iOS available for free, for everyone. With Quickoffice, you can edit Microsoft Office documents across your devices, giving you the freedom to work with anyone no matter what hardware or software they’re using. Plus, it’s integrated with Google Drive storage so you can safely access your files from anywhere.

And unlike Microsoft Office, it's completely free. Good move by Google.

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Nice to see i'm not the only one scratching my head. I mean why in the world would you want to edit Word docs on a phone or a tablet? Talk about the wrong tool for the job, on screen keyboards have never been great and watching folks use them i have seen how quickly they can slow you to a crawl.

The bluetooth keyboard I got for my tablet is quite nice to use.

Besides that, Android can run on plenty of non-tablet devices. The ASUS Transformer Prime even comes with a detachable keyboard.

My wife stores some of her business details (spreadsheets mostly) on Google Drive, and then accesses them from multiple devices including the tablet. This allows her to 'travel light' while still being able to access and edit business documents.

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