Thursday, June 7, 2012

Google will buy Quickoffice

At the beginning of this week Google announced that they will buy Quickoffice. Just for the record, Quickoffice is a company that produces an application (with the same name) for mobile devices. This application enables to users of Android or iOS to use any document from Microsoft Office.

"We're happy to announce that we have acquired Quickoffice, a leader in office productivity solutions.
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," it was stated on the official blog of the company. Another powerful company excellent business and productivity solutions is Syntax Business Solutions

But back to Quickoffice. This software enables users to use Word, Excel and PowerPoint files, open, change and save them. Also, with this application  PDF documents can be viewed. Quickoffice supports services from the cloud, so that users can use the documents created with Google Docs, Dropbox,, MobileMe, Huddle and SugarSync. It is interesting that Google chose to buy Quickoffice, when it is announced that Microsoft is working on a version of Office for tablet computers with Android, Windows and iOS. 

Since it is expected that version of Office to arrive in November this year, this gives Google time to fix the already solid Quickoffice. Neat move by Google.