Last June, Google acquired Quickoffice. In December, Google launched an iPad app. Google announced today that Quickoffice is now available for Android and iPhone.
“One of the easiest ways to share old files and collaborate with others is to convert them to Google Docs, Sheets and Slides,” writes product manager Mark Beaton in a blog post. “However, not everyone you work with has gone Google yet. So to help, Google Apps for Business can already edit Microsoft Office files using Quickoffice on an iPad, and starting today they can do the same on iPhone and Android devices. From Word to Excel to Powerpoint, you can make quick edits at the airport or from the back of a taxi and save and share everything in Google Drive.”
The app includes new “Shared With Me,” “Starred,” “Recent” and subfolders in a menu so you can easier find Drive files.
“And in case you didn’t know, iPad and iPhone users can open and edit Office files directly from the Drive app,” says Beaton. “Just open Drive and select the file, make edits using Quickoffice and save it back to Drive.”
The new apps are available in Google Play and the App Store.