Google acquired Quickoffice a couple of years back and as such made it available as a free download for Android and iOS devices. If you enjoyed using Quickoffice, then we have some bad news for you, as it has been removed from the Google Play and Apple Store. However, seeing as though many of the apps features have been ported over to Google Drive, it’s not such a huge deal.
It would have been silly for Google to keep Quickoffice up and running, as it would mean doubling up on resources, and so now if you wish to use any of the features, then you can do so with Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
The search engine giant already made it clear that the number of Quickoffice users was steadily falling, and so removing the app seemed like the only logical thing to do, but would you agree?
It’s still a shame though because it marks the end of an era, as Quickoffice was used by mobile workers even before the smartphone was around, but we all know that things have to move on, and at least some of the features are still being used, just under a different name.
Having said that, Google Drive still needs to improve if they ever hope to rekindle the same success as the outgoing app, but Google has the time and money to do so.
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