Items tagged with Quickoffice

For anyone that follows the technology space, you're used to this refrain. A promising startup is acquired, and the monolithic corporation that acquired it dabbles on a bit before shutting it down entirely. Sometimes, it's more frustrating than others. When Google acquired Sparrow, many were left upset about the state of the left-for-dead email client. But when Google acquired Quickoffice, it went on to integrate those features into its own products while leaving the core product available to download. It's a best-of-both-worlds scenario, but it doesn't happen often. And, these things don't last... Read more...
Even the casual observer would recognize that the cloud wars are only just beginning, but there's also a related war that has been quietly ongoing beneath the surface, and it's just now starting to gain traction in the mainstream. The tried-and-true Office suite, built-up by Microsoft, has shifted online. From Office 365 to Google Docs to Apple's iWork suite, it's clear that the future of document editing, collaboration, and spreadsheet making is online. In order to keep pace with the competition, Google is making Quickoffice for Android and iOS available for free, for all who wish to download.... Read more...
When Google launched its Chromebook Pixel the other day, the search giant also announced it plans to port part of Quickoffice to its Chrome browser using Native Client. If you're not familiar, Native Client is a sandbox technology that allows web-based applications to run at near-native speeds. Using Native Client, developers can port applications written in C and C++ into ones that run completely within Chrome. Google already launched a handful of Quickoffice document viewers for Chrome, ones that are only available on the Chromebook Pixel and also based on Native Client. However, TechCrunch claims... Read more...