Google's Quickoffice Mobile App now available for Free and with New Features

There are many benefits to storing files in Google Drive. Not only can you store files in various formats, but you can also ensure your important files are accessible no matter where you go. Thanks to the Google Drive app for Android and iOS devices, it’s easy to make edits to Google Documents and Google Spreadsheets from your mobile device when you are on the go. However, if you use Google Drive to store your Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files in their native format, you cannot make changes to these file types using the Google Drive app on Android or iOS devices. Fortunately, there is a great mobile app available for iOS and Android devices that integrates with Google Drive and allows you to do much more with the Microsoft Office files that you store in the cloud.

If you want to be able to create, view and edit 2007-2010 Microsoft Office files from your tablet or phone, now is the best time to check out the Quickoffice mobile app for iOS and Android. Google released the updated Quickoffice app for Android and iOS devices on September 19, 2013. This free app integrates with Google Drive, allowing you to access files you already have stored in your Google Drive account. After signing in to Quickoffice with your Google account, the app automatically syncs with Google Drive. Therefore, when you edit a Microsoft Office file from Quickoffice, the updated file is saved back to Google Drive and available on all devices where you sign in to Google Drive.

That’s not all! With the ability to create documents in 2007-2010 Microsoft Office formats right from your phone or tablet, perhaps you could use a bit more Drive storage. Just sign in to your Google Account from the new Quickoffice app for iOS or Android by Thursday, September 26, 2013 to add 10 GB of Google Drive storage to your account for two years. 

The new, universal app for all devices is “Quickoffice” and this latest version includes the following features:

Existing Quickoffice Pro and Pro HD users can continue using their existing apps, however, it is recommended that you download the new Quickoffice app to take advantage of its new features. Plus, cloud storage services on Quickoffice Pro or Pro HD will become unavailable after March 31, 2014. Also, iOS users will notice that some features of Quickoffice Pro and Pro HD may not work with iOS 7. If you purchased Quickoffice Pro or Pro HD on or after June 17, 2013, you are eligible to receive a 50GB Google Drive storage upgrade. Click here to learn how to redeem this offer.

Follow the instructions below to install the new Quickoffice app on iOS or Android devices.

Install Quickoffice on iPads and iPhones:

1. Open the App Store and touch Search at the bottom of your screen.
2. Enter Quickoffice in the search field.
3. To begin downloading, touch FREE.

4. After Quickoffice installation is complete, open the Quickoffice app. Next, select Get Started on the Welcome to Quickoffice screen.

5. To access your Google Drive files from Quickoffice, sign in to your Quickoffice app with your Google Account username and password.

6. Choose Accept to accept the Quickoffice and Google terms of service.

7. Now you can access files from your Google Drive account. You can save your edited files or newly created files to Drive, as well.

Install Quickoffice on Android tablets and phones:

1. Open the Google Play Store app and search for Quickoffice.

2. Choose INSTALL.

3. Choose ACCEPT to grant access permissions to Quickoffice.

4. In the Welcome to Quickoffice screen, choose Next and then choose Get started.

5. Next, select a Google Account from the list displayed, or select Add account to create a new Google Account. Choose OK.

6. Choose OK to allow Quickoffice access to view and manage the files and documents in your Google Drive.

7. Now you can access files from your Google Drive account. You can save your edited files or newly created files to Drive, as well.

Check out the Quickoffice help page to learn the basics and get started with using your new Quickoffice app. Click on the Quickoffice FAQ link for a full list of file types supported by the new Quickoffice app. If you have questions regarding the topics covered in this post, feel free to leave a comment below. Share this post to spread the news!

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