Quickoffice

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Quickoffice
2012 logo
2012 logo
Quickoffice on Android OS
Quickoffice on Android OS
Developer(s)Cutting Edge Software (1997-2004)
Quickoffice, Inc. (2004-2012)
Google (2012-2014)
Stable release
Android: Varies with device:[1] / 14 February 2014; 5 years ago (2014-02-14)
iOS: 6.1.4[2] / 6 January 2014; 5 years ago (2014-01-06)[1]
Operating systemAndroid, BlackBerry OS, HP webOS, iOS, Palm OS, Symbian
LicenseProprietary
Websitewww.quickoffice.com (defunct)

Quickoffice 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) and QuickPoint (a presentation program). The programs are compatible with Microsoft Office file formats, but not the OpenDocument file format.[3]

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.[4] It was released for Android in 2010.[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, was founded as Cutting Edge Software Inc. by Jeff Musa in 1997,[7] offering Microsoft Office and Excel compatibility for mobile devices.[8] It developed the Quicksheet spreadsheet for Palm OS,[9][10] 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.[11] Cutting Edge Software was acquired by Mobility Electronics in 2002[12] for an undisclosed sum and operated as a wholly owned subsidiary until it was sold to Mobile Digital Media in 2004,[13] when that firm changed the name to Quickoffice, Inc. prior to the sale of the Mobile Digital Media business in 2005.[14]

On June 5, 2012, Google acquired Quickoffice, Inc., along with its team of developers, for an undisclosed sum.[15][16][17] Google re-released Quickoffice as a free app on September 19, 2013,[18] and includes it with its Android operating system from version 4.4 KitKat.[19]

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.[20]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 8, 2014. Retrieved August 2, 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/eg/app/quickoffice-edit-office-documents/id578386521?mt=8
  3. ^ "Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite for iPad". QuickOffice website. Quickoffice, Inc. Archived from the original on 28 December 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
  4. ^ http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/flow/item/18412_Quickoffice_officially_discont.php
  5. ^ https://www.zdnet.com/article/editing-friendly-quickoffice-hits-the-android-market/
  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. ^ https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-quickoffice-1616196
  9. ^ https://archive.org/details/tucows_67743_Quicksheet
  10. ^ Williams, Geoff. "And Then?". Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  11. ^ https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Cutting+Edge+Software+Celebrates+Recent+Awards+for+Quicksheet+With...-a065687613
  12. ^ Inc., Mobility Electronics,. "Mobility Electronics Acquires Cutting Edge Software, Inc". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  13. ^ "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.
  14. ^ Inc., Quickoffice,. "Quickoffice(R) to Sell Consumer Mobile Software Publishing Unit". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  15. ^ "Google + Quickoffice = get more done anytime, anywhere". Retrieved June 5, 2012.
  16. ^ Achieving the Exit with Alan Masarek & Quickoffice, Reuters. Accessed 11 May 2014.
  17. ^ Google Snaps Up The Company That Made Microsoft Office Files Work On Android, iPhone, Business Insider. Accessed 11 May 2014.
  18. ^ "Google makes QuickOffice free, gives away 10 GB in Drive storage". The Verge. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
  19. ^ 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.
  20. ^ http://www.pcworld.com/article/2429404/google-quietly-announces-the-death-of-quickoffice-mobile-productivity-apps.html