Quickoffice

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Quickoffice
Quickoffie Logo.jpg
Quickoffice Logo
Developer(s) Google
Last release

Android: Varies with device ,[1] iOS: 6.1.4 [2]

  / Android: 14 February 2014; 2 years ago (2014-02-14), iOS: 6 January 2014; 2 years ago (2014-01-06)
[1]
Development status discontinued since June 29, 2014 [3]
Operating system iOS and Android
License Proprietary
Website www.quickoffice.com

Quickoffice was a freeware proprietary productivity suite for mobile devices which allowed viewing, creating and editing documents, presentations and spreadsheets. It consisted of Quickword (a word processor), Quicksheet (a spreadsheet) and QuickPoint (a presentation program). The programs were compatible with Microsoft Office file formats, but not the OpenDocument file format.[4]

Quickoffice is commonly used in smartphones and tablets. It is available on Barnes & Noble's Nook Color, a more advanced version of their Nook electronic reader.[5] There was a project to port Quickoffice to Chromebooks in February 2013,[6] and the port released as a Chrome extension named "Office Editing for Docs, Sheets, and Slides."

History[edit]

Quickoffice, Inc., a company in Plano, Texas, founded originally as Cutting Edge Software by Jeff Musa in 1997,[7] originally developed the Quicksheet spreadsheet for PalmOS,[8] and eventually created the free QuickOffice and paid-for QuickOffice Pro and QuickOffice Pro HD apps. Cutting Edge Software was acquired by Mobility Electronics in 2002[9] for an undisclosed sum and operated as a wholly owned subsidiary until it was sold to Mobile Digital Media in 2004,[10] when that firm changed the name to Quickoffice, Inc. prior to the sale of the Mobile Digital Media business in 2005.[11]

On June 5, 2012, Google acquired Quickoffice, Inc., along with its team of developers, for an undisclosed sum.[12][13][14] Google re-released Quickoffice as a free app on September 19, 2013,[15] and includes it with its Android operating system from version 4.4 KitKat.[16]

After having integrated the features of Quickoffice into its own newly released Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides apps, on 29 June 2014, Google announced that Quickoffice would be discontinued, and had since been removed from the Google Play Store and App Store.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 8, 2014. Retrieved August 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/eg/app/quickoffice-edit-office-documents/id578386521?mt=8
  3. ^ http://www.pcworld.com/article/2429404/google-quietly-announces-the-death-of-quickoffice-mobile-productivity-apps.html
  4. ^ "Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite for iPad". QuickOffice website. Quickoffice, Inc. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  5. ^ Fass, Ryan (October 26, 2010). "Is Barnes and Nobel about to steal the low-end tablet market with the NOOKcolor?". IT World. The IDG Network. Retrieved March 14, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Google Ports Quickoffice To Chrome Using Native Client, Will Get Full Editing Features In About 3 Months". Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  7. ^ Journal, Evan Ramstad Staff Reporter of The Wall Street (1997-04-01). "The Pilot Is the Digital Toy For Technologically Trendy". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2016-08-24. 
  8. ^ Williams, Geoff. "And Then?". Retrieved 2016-08-24. 
  9. ^ Inc., Mobility Electronics,. "Mobility Electronics Acquires Cutting Edge Software, Inc.". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2016-08-24. 
  10. ^ "MDM Acquires Leading Provider of Mobile Office Applications; MDM Acquires Handheld Software Business from Mobility Electronics | Business Wire". www.businesswire.com. Retrieved 2016-08-24. 
  11. ^ Inc., Quickoffice,. "Quickoffice(R) to Sell Consumer Mobile Software Publishing Unit". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2016-08-24. 
  12. ^ "Google + Quickoffice = get more done anytime, anywhere". Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  13. ^ Achieving the Exit with Alan Masarek & Quickoffice, Reuters. Accessed 11 May 2014.
  14. ^ Google Snaps Up The Company That Made Microsoft Office Files Work On Android, iPhone, Business Insider. Accessed 11 May 2014.
  15. ^ "Google makes QuickOffice free, gives away 10 GB in Drive storage". The Verge. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  16. ^ Protalinski, Emil (1 November 2013). "KitKat ships with Google's Quickoffice, bringing Microsoft Office editing out of the box to all new Android users". TheNextWeb. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 

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