Google is taking direct aim at Microsoft by offering its mobile app Quickoffice available for free to all users, as outlined by writer CJ Arlotta with MSPmentor. Quickoffice is, of course, the incredibly useful app that enables users to work with Microsoft Office documents on their mobile devices.
A new era
Formerly, Google only offered Quickoffice as a paid app for Google for Business users. Now that anyone can download it for free, there’s nothing preventing the owners of Android tablets and smartphones from reading and editing Microsoft Office documents and files on whichever device they choose.
We all like free
Arlotta’s story cites a comment from one of Google’s vice presidents who said that all users like “free stuff.” And that’s why Google made the Quickoffice app available. Others, though, wonder if Google has more business-like reasons: Offering Quickoffice free of charge might give Google its opportunity to break into the lucrative world of Microsoft Office.
Obtaining Quickoffice Light is easy: Just visit either the App store or the Google Play store. You can download the app at no charge. To work with the program, though, you'll need to either sign in or create a new Google account.