Google Apps for Business users can now edit Microsoft Office files using Quickoffice on iPhone and Android, the company announced today.
Google has introduced a free iPad app for Quickoffice, a company that offers tools to use Microsoft applications on mobile devices, which Google purchased earlier this year.
The app, which is only available for Google Apps for Business subscribers, lets users create, view, and edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files on mobile devices (it doesn’t matter which version of the Microsoft product you have, it works on all versions from 1997-2010). This is, of course, for those people not using Google Docs.
TechCrunch has more about other alternatives: “It’s worth noting that earlier today, Quickoffice competitor CloudOn also launched the latest version of its app for editing Office documents on mobile devices. Unlike Google, though, CloudOn is already available on the iPhone, as well as on the iPad and Android tablets and it also supports Google Drive, in addition to Dropbox, Box and Microsoft’s Skydrive.”
Google has acquired the makers of an office productivity suite called Quickoffice, according to a statement posted on Google’s blog on Tuesday. Quickoffice does for mobile devices what Google Docs did for the Web by allowing people to share and edit documents and spreadsheets remotely from their smartphones and tablets.