Google acquired QuickOffice back in 2012 with the goal of improving their mobile productivity services on Android and iOS. In their announcement at the Google I/O event last week, the company said that they will withdraw support for the mobile office app and will eventually pull it off Google Play.
The tech giant will replace QuickOffice with their own Google Drive after integrating the former?s features to their home-grown productivity app. For people who love diversity or simply don?t like another Google app in their devices, here are five great QuickOffice alternative apps to download.
This QuickOffice alternative is free and will let users view, edit, and create documents on the go. When users open a file using Polaris Office, it is automatically downloaded to their device?s local storage. Meanwhile, all changes made are simultaneously saved on the app?s cloud storage. Another handy feature is its Chromecast support. This allows users to display their documents, sheets, and presentations on a larger Chromecast-powered display.
Docs To Go can create, edit, and save all types of Microsoft Office files. But it can only view PDF and RTF files. In its latest version, this QuickOffice alternative can be used to pull up documents saved in a user?s Dropbox, Google Drive, Box.net, or iCloud account. Docs To Go also supports file syncing with users? computers. This productivity app promises to keep the format intact so files will look the same as if you?re viewing them on a desktop computer.
Office Suite 7 is one of the most downloaded productivity applications on Google Play. This app supports virtually all Microsoft Office file formats and lets users view, edit and create PDF files and attachments in a ?single, complete, and feature-rich application.? Files can also be shared via the cloud, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth, or email directly from the app. What separates it from other QuickOffice alternative apps is its ability to convert PDF files into Excel, Word, or even ePub documents ? although this feature is only available in its paid version.
This is another popular and free mobile office tool in Google Play claiming full compatibility with Microsoft Office documents. ?As such, the app supports formats such as DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PDF, TXT, and lots more. Kingsoft Office can also connect to users? cloud storage accounts and access all their files from there.
Of course, the company that started it all will never miss the chance to get their hands on the mobile productivity field. Microsoft Office Mobile will let users create, view and edit Excel, PowerPoint and Word documents wherever they are. This app is optimized to allow the best document viewing on the smaller screen of a smartphone or tablet. Furthermore, if users have a OneDrive account, this QuickOffice alternative will let them view and edit documents right from their Microsoft cloud storage.
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