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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by l3v1 on Fri 20th Sep 2013 05:45 UTC
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There already were free apps, Kingsoft comes to mind which I've used for a while. SO, are we celebrating that QO became free just because free is good (not a bad point actually) or is there some other reason, like QO being a gazillion times better than the others (which I don't think).

Anyway. I just convinced myself that cheering for free is reason enough ;)

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RE: so?
by l3v1 on Fri 20th Sep 2013 05:53 in reply to "so?"
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Hey, people, I just found something that seems to have been forgotten by the poster, or just not noticed:

While we’re on the topic of free stuff, if you sign in to your Google Account from the new Quickoffice app for Android or iOS by September 26, 2013, you'll get an extra 10GB of Google Drive storage for two years, which will be added to your account in the next few weeks.

So, for those who 'only' use the free 15GB storage, a free addition of 10 gigs could be nice. Of course, it will have a nice getting-used-to effect so after filling it up, you'll probably end up being a paying customer after the 2 years run out ;)

Anyway, 10 gigs is 10 gigs.

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