Google Makes QuickOffice Free for Everyone
Google today announced that it is stripping the price tag off its QuickOffice productivity application. Anyone with a Google account can download the Android or iOS versions of QuickOffice from their respective app store free of charge. QuickOffice lets people edit Microsoft Office Excel, Word, and PowerPoint files on an iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone, or tablet. Quickoffice is also integrated with Google Drive, so files can be stored online and easily shared with others. In addition to the app, Google account holders who download, install, and sign into QuickOffice on their mobile device by September 26 will have 10GB of space added to their Google Drive for a period of two years.
Google Eases Drive Functionality for Android
Google today updated its Google Drive application for Android devices with some user-requested features that help the app perform more seamlessly. For example, users who preview files in Drive can open the file directly in their favorite editing program from the preview screen.
Microsoft Releases New Office Apps for Android Smartphones
Microsoft today released a preview version of Office for Android smartphones. The latest renditions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint closely match those available to the iPhone.
Google Testing Beta of 'Files Go' App for Managing Phone Storage
Google is testing a new application for Android phones that can help people better manage on-device storage. Files Go, according to Google, can be put to use to clean up space and keep files organized.
Google Drive Lets iPhone Owners Save Backups
Google recently made it easier for iPhone owners to save the contents of their devices in the cloud. Google Drive now includes several options within the iPhone app for backing up contacts, calendar events, and photos/videos.
Google Drive Lets Users More Easily Comment on Microsoft Office Files
Google today improved Google Drive's compatibility with Microsoft Office documents. Drive users can now comment directly on more file types, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDFs, and images without first converting them to Docs, Sheets, or Slides.