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Google makes Quickoffice for iOS free and universal


With Apple making its iWork for iOS suite free with the purchase of a new iOS device, the mobile office wars are heating up as more and more people turn to their phones to conduct business. Not to be outdone, Google announced today that it is making its previously paid-for Quickoffice iOS app free for everyone. Announcing the move in a blog post, Google said:

Everyone likes free stuff, which is why starting today we're making Quickoffice 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. Quickoffice also integrates seamlessly with Google Drive storage so you can safely access your files from anywhere. And while the easiest thing to do is simply convert your old files to Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, Quickoffice gives you another way to work with people who haven't gone Google yet.

Google is also giving users who download the Quickoffice app and sign into their Google Accounts from it by September 26, 2013 an additional 10 GB of storage space on their Google Drives for the next two years.

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