QuickOffice will enhance Google Docs

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In a recent news that I have read  Google  purchased the Quickoffice in order to enhance their Google docs. Do you think it will a great alternative for Microsoft Office?

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QuickOffice will enhance Google Docs


The decision of Google docs to buy quick office means that the rivalry between Microsoft and Google will only intensify. Quick office a maker of the widely used mobile application for working on documents. The deal was announced and has been met with wonder as to what this new move could mean for the two competitors. Although virtually Microsoft is the leader of the pack, the combined efforts of quick office could mean a new strategy for Google docs. It is still not sure what Google have up their sleeves but it is vivid that the competition will be stiff. We just have to wait for the rebottle from Microsoft.

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QuickOffice will enhance Google Docs


Quickoffice was a proprietary productivity suite freeware designed for mobile devices that allows editing, viewing, and creating documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. Quickoffice is composed of the following:

  • * Quickword – a word processor similar to Microsoft Office Word.
  • * Quicksheet – a spreadsheet similar to Microsoft Office Excel.
  • * QuickPoint – a presentation program similar to Microsoft Office PowerPoint.

The supported file formats are compatible with Microsoft Office except the OpenDocument file format. Quickoffice is normally available in tablets and Smartphones and also on Nook Color by Barnes & Noble which is a more advanced version of their Nook electronic reader. In February 2013, there was a project to port Quickoffice to Chromebooks.

This port was released as a Chrome extension called “Office Editing for Docs, Sheets, and Slides”. Quickoffice, Inc. was founded in 2002 in Plano, Texas. The company originally developed the freeware QuickOffice and the commercial versions QuickOffice Pro and QuickOffice Pro HD. Google acquired Quickoffice, Inc. on June 5, 2012 together with its team of developers for an undisclosed amount.

On September 19, 2013, Google re-released Quickoffice as a free application and added it to the Android mobile operating system starting from version 4.4 KitKat. On June 29, 2014, after integrating the features of Quickoffice into its own newly released Google Docs, Google Slides, and Google Sheets apps, Google announced that Quickoffice would be discontinued and since then removed from the Google Play Store and App Store.

The playstore automatic application updating disabled the application from the device on February 2016.

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