Google acquires QuickOffice, hopes to bring great new features to Docs and Drive

Today, Google announced that it had acquired Quickoffice, the popular office productivity suite for mobile devices. According to the blog post by Google, Google plans on bringing the powerful technology found in Quickoffice to their Apps products line. Don’t be surprised if you see features from Quickoffice implemented into Google Drive and Google Docs.

Quickoffice offers products that allow users to create and edit word documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. The Quickoffice is composed of Quickword, a word processor; Quicksheet, for spreadsheets; and Quickpoint for presentations. Quickoffice is available for both Android and iOS and is capable of creating and editing files created with Microsoft Office. .

Google had this to say about the acquisition:

Today, consumers, businesses and schools use Google Apps to get stuff done from anywhere, with anyone and on any device. Quickoffice has an established track record of enabling seamless interoperability with popular file formats, and we’ll be working on bringing their powerful technology to our Apps product suite.

Quickoffice has a strong base of users, and we look forward to supporting them while we work on an even more seamless, intuitive and integrated experience.

We’re excited to welcome the Quickoffice team and their users to Google.

The Quickoffice website is happy to announce that they’ve been acquired by Google. The released the following statement today:

We are delighted to announce that Quickoffice has been acquired by Google!

When we embarked on our mission to become the world leader in office productivity, we knew we were taking on a huge challenge. We worked very hard to build Quickoffice as a user friendly, seamless and yet powerful way to view, edit, sync and share documents anywhere, anytime. It’s been a very humbling experience to see this vision embraced by our users.

Now, we are ushering in a new chapter with Google. By combining the magic of Google’s intuitive solutions with Quickoffice’s powerful products, our shared vision for anytime, anywhere productivity can only grow.

The journey has been nothing short of incredible. Our vision has only become bigger, and our commitment stronger. We wish to sincerely thank our users and supporters over the years; you have our eternal gratitude and we invite you all to join us in embracing this next chapter.

It will be interesting to see what Google plans to do with Quickoffice. Hopefully, we’ll be seeing some new cool features implemented into Drive in the future.

Source: Google | Quickoffice

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