It’s been more than a year since Google acquired Quickoffice, a mobile app for editing Microsoft Office files on tablets. Over the last few months, it has slowly expanded the tool’s availability by making free for Google Apps for Business customers. Everybody else still had to pay for the apps. Today, however, it is changing this policy and is making Quickoffice for iOS and Android available for free to anybody with a Google account.

As Google bemoans in its announcement, while converting documents to Google Docs, Sheets and Slides is easy, “sometimes the people you work with haven’t gone Google yet.” Using Quickoffice to work on Office files is a reasonable compromise, the company seems to imply, especially given that the documents are saved on Google Drive.


Current Quickoffice for Google Apps for Business users can update their app to the new version and get a number…

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