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Quickoffice, Inc.
  • Cutting Edge Software (1997–2004)
  • Quickoffice, Inc. (2004–2012)
  • Google (2012–2014)
Stable release
Android: Varies with device:[1] / 14 February 2014; 10 years ago (2014-02-14)
iOS: 6.1.4[2] / 6 January 2014; 10 years ago (2014-01-06)[1]
Operating system
Websitequickoffice.com (redirects to Google Docs)

Quickoffice, Inc.[3] is a discontinued freeware proprietary productivity suite for mobile devices which allows viewing, creating and editing documents, presentations and spreadsheets. It consists of Quickword (a word processor), Quicksheet (a spreadsheet), QuickPoint (a presentation program) and QuickPDF (a pdf viewer). The programs are compatible with Microsoft Office file formats, but not the OpenDocument file format.[4]

Quickoffice was commonly used on smartphones and tablets. It was the main office editing suite on Symbian OS where it first appeared in 2005 and last updated in 2011, and came pre-loaded on all devices.[5] It was released for Android in 2010.[6] There was a project to port Quickoffice to Chromebooks in February 2013,[7] and the port released as a Chrome extension named "Office Editing for Docs, Sheets, and Slides."


Quickoffice, Inc., a company in Plano, Texas, was founded as Cutting Edge Software Inc. by Jeff Musa in 1997,[8] offering Microsoft Office and Excel compatibility for mobile devices.[9] It developed the Quicksheet spreadsheet for Palm OS,[10][11] and the free QuickOffice and paid-for QuickOffice Pro and QuickOffice Pro HD apps. Its flagship products Quicksheet and SmartDoc both won "Best in Class" honors for 1998 and 1999 by Tap Magazine.[12] Cutting Edge Software was acquired by Mobility Electronics in 2002[13] for an undisclosed sum and operated as a wholly owned subsidiary until it was sold to Mobile Digital Media in 2004,[14] when that firm changed the name to Quickoffice, Inc. prior to the sale of the Mobile Digital Media business in 2005.[15]

On June 5, 2012, Google acquired Quickoffice, Inc., along with its team of developers, for an undisclosed sum.[16][17][18] Google re-released Quickoffice as a free app on September 19, 2013,[19] and includes it with its Android operating system from version 4.4 KitKat.[20]

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.[21]

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  2. ^ "Archived copy". iTunes. Archived from the original on September 24, 2016. Retrieved August 2, 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  6. ^ "Editing-friendly Quickoffice hits the Android Market". ZDNet.
  7. ^ "Google Ports Quickoffice To Chrome Using Native Client, Will Get Full Editing Features In About 3 Months". February 22, 2013. Retrieved March 3, 2013.
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  9. ^ "You Can Still Download Quickoffice, but Don't Expect Support". Archived from the original on October 17, 2018. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  10. ^ "Quicksheet". May 15, 2001.
  11. ^ Williams, Geoff (April 2001). "And Then?". Retrieved August 24, 2016.
  12. ^ "Cutting Edge Software Celebrates Recent Awards for Quicksheet With October Discount Promotion. - Free Online Library". www.thefreelibrary.com. Archived from the original on October 17, 2018.
  13. ^ "Mobility Electronics Acquires Cutting Edge Software, Inc". www.prnewswire.com. Archived from the original on March 8, 2016. Retrieved August 24, 2016.
  14. ^ "MDM Acquires Leading Provider of Mobile Office Applications; MDM Acquires Handheld Software Business from Mobility Electronics | Business Wire". www.businesswire.com. September 21, 2004. Retrieved August 24, 2016.
  15. ^ "Quickoffice(R) to Sell Consumer Mobile Software Publishing Unit". www.prnewswire.com. Archived from the original on February 28, 2016. Retrieved August 24, 2016.
  16. ^ "Google + Quickoffice = get more done anytime, anywhere". June 5, 2012. Retrieved June 5, 2012.
  17. ^ Achieving the Exit with Alan Masarek & Quickoffice, Reuters. Accessed 11 May 2014.
  18. ^ Google Snaps Up The Company That Made Microsoft Office Files Work On Android, iPhone, Business Insider. Accessed 11 May 2014.
  19. ^ "Google makes QuickOffice free, gives away 10 GB in Drive storage". The Verge. September 19, 2013. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
  20. ^ Protalinski, Emil (November 1, 2013). "KitKat ships with Google's Quickoffice, bringing Microsoft Office editing out of the box to all new Android users". TheNextWeb. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  21. ^ "Google quietly announces plan to kill Quickoffice apps after beefing up Drive's editing". June 30, 2014.