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QuickOffice is Now Free to All on Android – New Logo and Free 10GB Storage Included

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Almost a year after Google acquired popular mobile office suite QuickOffice, Google opened the app up as a free service to Google Apps for Business users. A short three months later, and the app has been updated on Android, becoming free to all users in the process. 

Today’s update of QuickOffice includes a new Google Drive-esque icon, works on both tablets and phones, and improves upon Google Drive integration. We’re still finding it odd that Google needs both QuickOffice and Drive, but we’re never one to complain about options.

Also included in today’s announcement and update, is a free dispatching of 10GB of Drive storage to anyone who logs in to the app before September 26. Thanks, Google, we love freebies.

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Via:  +Google Drive

  • ahmiowa

    Just discovered that what I had paid $14.99 for is now free. How about credit in the Google Play store, vs. more cloud space i don’t need?

  • morgan boyle

    I’m so damn glad i jumped on the 20 gigs for $5 before they changed their pricing plans. LEGACY ACCOUNT FOR THE WIN!

  • Anon

    I wish this could replace OEM QuickOffice. If you install it on the Droid MAXX (which leads me to believe the same is true of the Ultra, Mini, and Moto X), it installs side-by-side the OEM version with the old icon, and you end up with two copies.

    • bboyairwreck

      Aw man thats sucks. If you dont want to root yet to remove it, then my best suggestion to you is to one disable it in the App settings. Then get a custom Launcher like Nova and hide from appearing in your App drawer. I know its not the perfect solution but its the best thing i could think of w/o root

  • Tim242

    I would prefer that it be built into Drive. However, I love the app. I uninstalled Polaris with Titanium. Polaris is a slow mess.

  • Silver Veloz

    Great! Just updated this at lunch, before I saw this post.

  • Terrance Steiner

    Sweet. My free app of the day version Quickoffice Pro was the last reason I had the Amazon App Store installed on my phone.

    • Tim242

      Good riddance to that mess! : )

      • Terrance Steiner

        Actually, now that I see that Evernote, Dropbox and Box integration has been stripped out, I might hold onto the old APK for a while. They are different APKs so I can install them simultaneously.

        Plus I do not know what is going on with Google Drive. I have connected my Drive account and can see my files. I click on a spreadsheet and it only opens a PDF of the spreadsheet. It does not look like I can edit anything in Google Drive, just look at it.

        • Terrance Steiner

          It looks like I can edit Microsoft office files that I have uploaded to Google Drive but not Google Drive/Docs created files. What the?!?!?!

  • TheDrunkenClam

    My girlfriend wants to buy the new Nexus 10 when it is finally released. But she really wants to be able to do word processing and wants it to be able to support Microsoft Office (word and spreadsheets) files.

    Can this handle these files?
    Also, do you think the N10 will get a surface-like keyboard?

    • Tim242

      It sure can : )

    • Geekout

      Yes, it’s basically an offline Google Drive. You can make Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents and you have the option to upload to Google drive or save to internal storage

    • Ian

      Not sure about the keyboard, but I do think they will at least make a folio case with a bluetooth keyboard…so there’s at least that.

    • HarvesterX

      Do you mean the Nexus 5? The 10 is a tablet and older, the 5 is LG Nexus that will be released here in the very near future. But yeah I’m 100% sure that it will.

      Surface like keyboard? Not sure what you mean about that but there is a post here (just a few pots older than this one, might be on the next page) that shows the keyboard on the 5 from a leaked screenshot

      • TheDrunkenClam

        No I’m referring to the 2nd gen Nexus 10 that will likely be released soon. There have been posts about it on this very site. It’s rumored to be made by Asus this time around.
        And by surface I’m referring to Microsoft surface.

        • HarvesterX

          Oh OK I know which Nexus you’re talking about now. That one keeps falling off my radar as I’m not a huge fan of Asus tablet hardware (as of this post at least).

          I can’t comment on the keyboard there at all as I haven’t seen any images.

  • PhoenixPath

    This has got to be a joke. No ability to edit Google Drive docs/spreadsheets?

    • Ian

      You can do that in……….drive.

      • PhoenixPath

        ….which….makes….quickoffice….a….glorified….viewer.

        I expected something better from Google. Maybe you didn’t. Oh well.

        • Ian

          Except you can edit/create office docs, so not just a viewer.

          • PhoenixPath

            You can do that in………drive.

  • Steve Ballmer

    I paid for this app over a year agot! I demand a refund! /s

    • Steve Ballmer

      derp: *ago
      fail

      • Tim242

        You can edit your posts : )

        • Steve Ballmer

          I don’t use a disqus account :P

          • Ian

            Microsoft account?

    • Ian

      They were probably still a private company. Google only recently acquired them.

  • Tim242

    I logged in, but have yet to see the extra 10 GB. It is only free for 2 years, but I’lltake it.

    • Reginald Jefferson

      According to the Google Drive G+ page, it will be added to your account in the next few weeks. Just gotta wait on them to get their systems provisioned to add it after that 9/26 cutoff date.

  • 80am

    Let the iPhone line up began!! The S stands for sheep!

    • ssl48

      Yes, I’ll be at the Apple store in the morning. Hopefully I can reserve one and avoid the long lines. Yes, I know this is an Android site, but I don’t buy Android phones, just tablets :-)

  • Sankyou

    Logged in but no free space. Does it take a day or something?

  • jbegs

    I have Quick Office Pro back when it was a quarter. Shouldn’t they just be updating this? What happens to that app after installing Google’s version?

    • dvschnk

      Its dead…that’s what happens when a company gets acquired…not just a google thing either…on ios if apple buys an app…most of the time the app disappears.

  • DealMasterXXL

    I got QuickOffice Pro back when it was the free app of the day in the amazon app store. Is this any different?

    • boybert

      Same here. Just downloaded new version and looks like it doesn’t link to Dropbox/Evernote/SugarSync etc etc etc like the old non-Google Pro version did. Only Drive. Not 100% sure, but that’s what it looks like, which is kinda lame.

    • Terrance Steiner

      Yes, it is quite different. It does not look like QuickOffice Pro is being updated anymore but it was solid and I am going to hold onto it for a while. The new version of QuickOffice looks a little dumb down plus it stripped out the Dropbox and Box integration. they are different APKs so you can install both simultaneously and try the new one out.

  • Jeff C

    how do i know if i got the 10gb. i dont remember what my google drive started off at. i have 15 gb now. does it start at 5?

    • jbegs

      Looks like it will add the extra 10 in the coming weeks.

      • EDNYLaw

        And it’s for 2 years

        • jbegs

          It sure is for 2 years. What happens if you’re over the limit of 15 in 2 years. Do they delete extra files or just charge you.

          Google+ post: https://plus.google.com/+GoogleDrive/posts/Gz5GpSeCW4x

          • Justin W

            I’m guessing they give you a one month warning, then delete the most recent files added to reduce your storage to under the limit after the 10GB is gone. Just a guess though, not really sure.

          • jbegs

            They should have some warning system in place. “Remove files or pay $XX/month for extra storage.”

          • Justin W

            Alternatively, they could just keep them, but make them inaccessible to the user. That might be a better option though.

          • Jeff Badger

            Your files are still accessible even if you are over the storage cap. You cannot add new files to Drive until you either remove files to get below the cap or pay for more space.

          • Justin W

            Like I said – just a guess.

          • Pedro

            And then they could send the email from an anonymous address, using a random newspaper/magazine font.

            On second thought, Google just might.
            Or, as others have stated, they’ll likely just not let you add any more files until you get under the cap.

          • kashtrey

            I believe they typically will just not let you create or add new files until you get your account size down below the limit.

          • Bigwavedave25

            This is what Dropbox does… :angel:

          • Jeff Badger

            They do not delete your extra or newest files nor do they charge you for the overage. In two years, if you are over your cap, you cannot add more files to Drive. However, everything will still be there until you remove them. Once you drop below your cap, or purchase more space, then you can add new files.

        • T4rd

          Free storage for only 2 years?! WTF Google?!?! GOSH!! /s

          • jbegs

            Right, but what if your at 20 GBs in 2 years? What happens to the extra 5 you’re using?

          • Aardvark99

            They hold he extra data hostage until you pay up.

          • EDNYLaw

            I wasn’t commenting on whether I thing the provision is right or wrong, simply stating what it says. Apparently your of the mindset more information is worse. I happen to disagree with that assumption.

          • T4rd

            I didn’t mean to say it was right or wrong and I wasn’t really directing the comment at you in any way, I was just making a (bad) funny. =p Hence the /s ;-)
            You assume too much, I think. I’m not of that mindset at all and am grateful for anything that’s free.

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    • JRUIV

      It starts with 15 i believe

      • jbegs

        It does start with 15. I looked at my Drive storage before installing and it shows I have up to 15 right now.

    • itsgonnalast

      This is awesome news- I love Google Drive.

      It’s funny when Google gives away storage though, because it’s become insanely complicated.

      A long time ago I bought storage from Google/Picasa… something like $5/year for 20GB.

      Since then, Picasa, G+, Gmail and Drive storage all merged, G+ offered a ton of free photo storage, and Gmail storage continually increases. In addition, Google totally overhauled the price structure of Drive storage and I’ve been “grandfathered” in.

      So theoretically today with QuickOffice I received 10 extra GB, but I have no idea how to do the math to see if it’s been added.

      But free is free so it’s all good!

      • Jeff Badger

        You can look up your storage by going into Google Drive via the web. Click on settings and that should take you to page that contains your amount using and overall available space.

        • itsgonnalast

          I’ll be damned. There’s a pie chart showing how much storage I’m using on photos, Gmail & Drive.

          Never noticed that before. Thanks!

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      Try going to: https://www.google.com/settings/storage/summary – I tried checking mine but it’s a big mess with lots of bonuses. Google even gave me a bonus of 1TB for 5 years out of the blue a couple months ago :D

      • Andy

        where are the bonuses? I don’t see anything

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  • djjsin

    I have a moto x. When i download it adds a second quickoffice app to the device (just like when i try to download the updated google calendar from the play store)

    Why arent the stock apps updating?????? I dont want to have 2 copies of these, the new updates should be replacing the old ones. can since they came with the phone i cant uninstall the old ones….then i gotta go in to the app settings and specifically disable them. Annoying.

    • JRUIV

      Yeah, I disabled the native Calendar app on my Moto X and downloaded the one from the store because it was not the same and i wanted updates.

      • djjsin

        ok so its not just me. Google fix it.

    • Robert Macri

      same here… dumb.

    • Tim242

      Google has taken most apps out of the system so that they can update. The versions you speak of are baked into the OS.

      • djjsin

        Yes, they are, which is annoyingly stupid.

        So anything backed into the OS isnt update? What about gmail, or drive, or maps? Those are all baked into the OS, yet update properly.

        • Tim242

          I use titanium to delete any apps I deem unnecessary.

          • djjsin

            which requires rooting, which i’m not interested in doing.

            I know there’s “ways” around it. but for the non techie, this is just stupid.

          • Tim242

            App management is reason enough to root on its own. Rooting is too easy not to do. You don’t have to unlock the boot loader, or anything too hairy. Just root, and forget it.

          • djjsin

            Nah, you are missing the point. I shouldn’t have to hack the system and start messing with read only system apps, just to manage and update apps. Without having two different versions if the program appearing.

          • Tim242

            I understand your point. But it’s that way because two different parties are iinvolved. I believe deleting apps should be possible without root as well. But, I’d rather root and delete than look at apps that I don’t want.

          • Jeff Badger

            I agree with your point. However, the simple thing is to just freeze the stock app and make it disappear from the launcher. This is built into Android and not required to be rooted.

          • HarvesterX

            That’s crazy. It’s like buying a new PC and only being limited to making changes in C:Program Files and never being able to modify anything in the other directories. You should be able to log in as Administrator whenever you need to make changes to the system. Or in our case, log in as root. If you’re happy buying a computer (which your smartphone is) and not having full access to your phone, then you’ll forever be at the mercy of carriers, etc. *shrugs*

            Everyone is different. It’s something I couldn’t ever fathom doing.