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Google to Remove 'Quickoffice' from App Store Soon

Google today announced that it will be removing its Quickoffice app from Apple's App Store in the coming weeks. The move comes as Google looks to integrate Quickoffice into its Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps. Current users of Quickoffice will be able to continue using the app, however new users will not be able to download the app once it is removed.

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Quickoffice for iOS was originally introduced in 2013 and was designed to allow users to view and edit Microsoft Office files, with its launch coming after the announcement of Apple's iWork suite for iOS. Quickoffice also featured integration with Google Drive storage, along with the ability to create .ZIP folders and view charts.

For users looking to continue using Google's web-based office suite on iOS, the company's Google Docs [Direct Link], and Google Sheets [Direct Link] app can be downloaded from the App Store at no cost. Google Slides for iOS will be released in the near future.

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Posted: 5 weeks ago

Apple is a fool to do this because it means I won't update my hardware so they loose a lot of sales (6x for our family).


It's Apple's fault that Google is taking down one of its own apps?
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 5 weeks ago
Still waiting for Office for Mac 2014/2015 :mad:
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 5 weeks ago

quickly everyone, download the app.

Why?

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Quickoffice for iOS was originally introduced (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/09/19/google-releases-new-universal-quickoffice-ios-app-for-free/) in 2013

I think you mean it was introduced in 2010 as separate apps, the name was changed when combined to one app a year after that (forcing users to repurchase it) to QuickOffice, purchased by Google in 2012, and made FREE in 2013.

Unless I missed something.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 5 weeks ago

QuickOffice can edit MS Office documents? Sure it can, just like all the other "compatible" office suites out there. Until you come across more than a "basic" document edited in MS Office that uses any one of the numerous extra features.

Which reminds me, want to get under the skin of a Linux user?

Tell them you won't use Linux because you need MS Office. When they tell you there are alternatives that can edit Office docs, bring up things like macros or scripting. Then they'll tell you hardly anyone uses those features and they aren't really needed.

Then drop the bomb: ask them why Linux users are always talking about the powerful command line scripting functions you can use in Linux. Why are they such an important feature for Linux, but are "useless" for Office?


I don't understand what your point is. The most popular office alternative on Linux actually has both macros and scripting.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 5 weeks ago

Considering the latest version of Office for Mac is 2011, I think we've all been patient enough. :(


Howso? The next version of Office for Mac isn't late or anything. Since we saw 2013 released for Windows last year, we will most likely see 2014 released for OS X sometime this year. Standard procedure as far as Microsoft is concerned. They've just recently made a quality iPad app too which was in high demand.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 5 weeks ago

Considering the latest version of Office for Mac is 2011, I think we've all been patient enough. :(


Considering it still has pre-10.5 components/elements, I would definitely have to agree.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 5 weeks ago
Judging by the (many, angry, pitchfork-laden) reviews on the App Store, this is Google finally putting QuickOffice out of its misery, after gutting it a while back (they ripped out the existing widely-used ability to read/write files from Box and DropBox, leaving a choice of... Google, for cloud storage). Would have been nice if they had the decency to kill it first.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 5 weeks ago
I don't trust companies to maintain software. Apple, Microsoft, Google, Adobe and others have repeatedly shown utter disregard for user's data. They discontinue products, discontinue data access (read/write of old file formats), etc. Apple is a fool to do this because it means I won't update my hardware so they loose a lot of sales (6x for our family).
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 5 weeks ago

Its in development. Be patient.


Considering the latest version of Office for Mac is 2011, I think we've all been patient enough. :(
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 4 weeks ago


Tell them you won't use Linux because you need MS Office. When they tell you there are alternatives that can edit Office docs, bring up things like macros or scripting. Then they'll tell you hardly anyone uses those features and they aren't really needed.

Then drop the bomb: ask them why Linux users are always talking about the powerful command line scripting functions you can use in Linux. Why are they such an important feature for Linux, but are "useless" for Office?


I've been a full-time Linux user for about 15 years (including using throughout my degree and 10 years of work) and not once have I ever needed to use and scripting features of office.

Who really cares about your particular use-case (or immature need to "trip" people up)?
Rating: 2 Votes

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