QuickOffice retiring from Google Play within “a few weeks”

June 30, 2014

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    Back in April Google launched stand-alone versions of its Docs, Sheets and Slides apps, allowing users to edit files easily even without an active connection to the net. After taking this new direction, it was only a matter of time before Google killed off QuickOffice, which it had originally bought in 2012.

    As expected, the day has arrived. Google has managed to integrate much of QuickOffice’s functionality into its own office suite, and so they have announced that the QuickOffice app is being pulled from Google Play (and iOS’s AppStore) within the next few weeks.

    This move won’t affect those that already have QuickOffice installed, though Google encourages folks to drop the suite in favor of Google’s own stand-alone productivity apps. Still hanging on to QuickOffice? If so, what’s keeping you from ditching the app suite completely?

    Comments

    • rdeleonp

      What about viewing PDFs? QuickOffice is quite useful for that. Does Google Docs include a PDF viewer component?

      • MasterMuffin

        Only reason why I haven’t disabled Quickoffice!

      • John Perez

        Android L will include native PDF viewing

    • Fabian Taveras

      I’m keeping it as an extra option

      • Arturo Raygoza

        That’s what android is all about, options. I too will keep it

    • Jayfeather787

      Goodbye QuickOffice! Never really used it, but bye.

    • Milen Marinov

      I’ve bought the app, Google, give me my money back. You can’t just remove apps coz you want to monopolize your own store…

      • Guest

        It doesn’t remove it from your device, only the play store

        • Milen Marinov

          And what happens if I factore reset my phone and have to install the app again? Will it be available for download in the future?

          • Paco Inurreta

            Sadly I dont think so and there wont be any updates also, if you really want to keep it make a backup of QO and save it in case of a factory reset.

            • Yeah Right

              It doesn’t matter anyway as the last mandatory update removed all the functionality.

            • Paco Inurreta

              Really? Such a fail, I thought we could have a work around but now I see we dont =/

          • http://droidcent.com/ Marsel

            Actually it may still show up, I know flappy bird was taken off play store but since I downloaded it before I still see it in the “My apps” section of the Play Store.

      • Cole Raney

        it has been free for a while now I believe. You won’t have a chance at a refund.

    • Alu Zeros

      Dumb move, everything was condensed on one and then they split it. They also did the same for drive, by removing the editing ability and only make it read-only. Should just be one app to rule them all, drive, allowing you to do it all.

    • Jose Torres

      OfficeSuite Pro it is then.

    • Chris Thompson

      I never really used it so not really a disappointment.

    • Marco Sobrevilla

      I really like QuickOffice. I use it a lot since I work on documents and PowerPoint’s most of the time. I use excel every once in a while so it’s really nice to have it all in one.

    • http://multicorechina.com Multicorechina.com

      Money matters…

    • Влатко Стојанов

      Well, hello Kingsoft Office then.
      I used QuickOffice mostly for reading pdf, so Google Docs is useless.

      • Akshara Balachandra

        Why not use Adobe Reader then?

        • Влатко Стојанов

          Because I don’t want to install billion apps, one for each office file type.

    • Victor Bocaling

      I started with QuickOffice in iOS as it was the only app that seemed to take advantage of iOS’s functions. I’ve tried the Google Office apps & am concerned that you can only save the files on your device & not on an external SD card (if there is a way, hope someone can comment here).
      Will probably try Polaris or Kingsoft office suite apps as an alternative. Anything that will allow me to save files on an SD card.

    • Yeah Right

      https://www.change.org/petitions/google-refund-users-of-quick-office-pro-and-quick-office-pro-hd

      Google doesn’t give a crap about its customers it just wants your data.

      • Phil Rigby

        Lose your tinfoil hat today, do you?

    • Yeah Right

      Google crippled this app months ago. They removed all other cloud services and even the local transfer of files. QuickOffice could not even edit documents … you had to use the Google Drive app to do that. They offered a refund … for people who happened to stumble across it buried in a Google
      product forum.

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