Earlier this year, Google acquired Quickoffice. Google says it has been working to make it easier for people to work with their legacy Microsoft Office files by converting them to Google docuements, and by editing them in Quickoffice itself. Today, they’ve provided an update, and launched an iPad app.
“You’ve always had the option to convert documents from popular formats into Google Docs, where you can share and work together in real-time,” says Jonathan Rochelle, Director of Product Management for Google Drive. “In the past few months, we’ve incorporated Quickoffice conversion technology into this process so your Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint files look even better when you convert them to Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, respectively.”
“Converting old files to Google Docs, Sheets and Slides is the easiest way to share and work together, but perhaps not everyone you work with has gone Google yet. To complement what you can do with Google documents, we’re also making it easier for you to make quick edits to Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint files without conversion,” he adds.
The Quickoffice iPad app is now available for free to all Google Apps for Business customers. The app lets you open and edit any Office file you have stored in Google Drive.
With the app, you can open and edit any Office files you’ve stored in Google Drive right from your iPad.