Google is taking direct aim at Microsoft by providing its mobile app Quickoffice available for free for all users, according to writer CJ Arlotta with MSPmentor. Quickoffice is, of course, the exceptionally useful app that enables users to work with Microsoft Office documents on their mobile devices.
A new era
Is this a way for Google to break into the lucrative Microsoft Office market? It appears to be. As Arlotta writes, the Quickoffice app was previously available only to Google Apps for Business users. The app now, though, permits all users the capability to view and work with Microsoft Office documents on iPads, iPhones and Android phones and tablets.
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 for free might give Google its opportunity to break into the lucrative world of Microsoft Office.
To get it
Finding Quickoffice Light is easy: Simply visit either the App store or the Google Play store. You can then download the app at no charge. To start using the program, though, you’ll need to either sign in or create a new Google account.