Quickoffice

Google is now providing a way to edit and create Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents for Google Apps for Business users

Google Drive is pretty slick. It allows you to collaborate, edit on the fly, and create documents and easily share them. The problem is, most of the time somebody in your organization will end up using a Microsoft Office product and throw a wrench in it all. You see, Google Drive's editing abilities don't mix well with Microsoft Office files. 

Since Microsoft Office is the de facto standard for business documents, Google is trying to alleviate any problems a bit by offering up a free copy of Quickoffice -- which is very compatible with the various MS Office format. If you're a Google Apps user, grab it free from the Google Play link above.

 
There are 15 comments

johnpaul13 says:

Does it work with password protected documents? It comes standard with my Razr but for some reason it has a problem with it so i bought Docs2Go.

Shame they don't offer this for Google Apps for Schools as well... it doesn't make any sense considering more and more students are deciding to bring tablets to school with them instead of laptops.

J2B2 says:

I can't wait for Microsoft to DIE! Now they want a subscription for 365, HA! No thank you, I'll give them the finger when they pass by on their path of self destruction.

chubb says:

Problem is that companies still will pay for it. Personally I don't like 365, but my multi national company uses it and swears by it. Shame considering there are other alternatives out there.

casab1anca says:

Say what you want about other Microsoft products, but Office isn't going away anytime soon. It's not really about the features (which all the open-source alternatives have), but about the synergy within their suite of products as well as the integration with external products, and in this regard, Office is light years ahead of its competitors. Try getting OpenOffice to share slides over a video-conference call and sync the current slide with the presenter.

15israellai says:

One more point is that everyone's using it and 99% of the people only know it. (Ugh, somewhat like the iPhone.)

BasPilot says:

I think you are all missing the big point here... If Microsoft passed by on their was to self destructing, the poster is also on that path.... Finger on I say! But, be weary of the path you are on yourself..... <<< add spooky music >>>

Jdroid3 says:

The just need to migrate Quickoffice to Google Docs since Google owns Quick Office

whitenack says:

Doesn't show up as free for me. I'm logged in on my G Apps account on Play and it still shows full price.

whitenack says:

Nevermind! Had to log into Play account, then click on the link above. Couldn't just search for it separate of the link.

kenkrause says:

How does one become a business users? Is this a paid account through Google? I downloaded Quickoffice through Google play for free. Then it asked to link to my google account which is just a normal google account and then it told me the cost was $19.99?

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bergeronjc says:

Documents 2 Go is a thousand times better than Quickoffice.

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George John1 says:

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for more details visit: www.googleappsdomain.biz
The great thing is you can setup a new domains under the existing account and start using Google Apps on the new domains at no charge.