Google announced today on its own social network that Quickoffice—a file-editing app the company acquired in 2012—is now free to download and available to all Android and iOS users. The news comes shortly after Apple announced that all new iOS devices will come with its own iWork software pre-installed.
The service was previously available free for Google Apps subscribers, but is now open to almost everyone, though Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry users are still left out in the cold. As an added bonus, anyone who uses Quickoffice to sign into their Google account before September 26 will get an extra 10 gigabytes of free storage for the next two years.
Quickoffice lets you easily create and edit existing Microsoft Office documents, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations. You can access any files saved on your Google Drive account, where new content will also be stored. The app is organized into easy-to-use folders, including Recent, Shared With Me, and Starred. Google’s service also offers chart rendering and the ability to store multiple files in sharable zip folders.
The office suite war on mobile devices are obviously heating up.