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The deal is back - Quickoffice Pro is $2.99 yet again in the Appstore.

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For mobile document editing, there has always been one clear choice: Quickoffice Pro. But, for those who only need it occasionally, justifying the $10 price tag may just not be possible. With that in mind, the Amazon Appstore comes to the rescue, as you can get this mobile Microsoft Office compatible suite for only $2.99!

If you're not familiar with the Quickoffice Pro, it allows you to  view, edit, and save Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files all on the go from your mobile device. Not only that, but it also features Dropbox, Google Docs, Box, SugarSync, Huddle, and MobileMe integration, for super easy file sharing.

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It is worth noting that this deal is only for Quickoffice Pro for Android 2.0-2.3 devices, not the Honeycomb compatible Quickoffice Pro HD version.

We're not sure how long this deal will last, so head over the to Amazon Appstore and get it while the gettin's good!

Thanks, Jacob!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • JayMonster

    I noticed this over the weekend, and at 70% off, I could not turn it down.

    Short term deals, easy to spot, just another reason the Amazon Appstore, which many whined about, is a good thing and pushing things forward.

    Maybe Google will eventually get a clue and make the Market something worthwhile, instead of 'good enough'

  • Skillit

    Might be a good financial deal, but the hole annoying DMR affair, lack of updates and the requirement for my credit card information to download free apps keeps me away from this store.

    Quick office pro is good, but the free Google Office app is not far behind, so is not a reason for me to finally jump on Amazon app store, as for exclusive apps I'm afraid I will just have to continue to warez them.

    • JayMonster

      So basically your annoyed because they protect the developers from stealing, and since you never buy anything (presumably because you steal your apps), you will just go on continuing to steal via warez sites from the developer.

      Does that about sum it up?

      (Not sure what you are talking about with the "lack of updates", the only issue I have seen with that is when a developer updates his (usually free) version in the Android Market and then forgets to upload it to Amazon. I have gotten updates for several apps, so it is not inherit in the Amazon system to not get updates)

      • Skillit

        So sorry if a offended your precious Amazon Android Appstore.

        I don't steal from developers, I'm just one of does persons that believes that the age o selling content is over, they should be focused now on selling a service, I buy apps because of the easy updating and because of the over the air downloading, which makes the experience all the better.
        Amazon's DRM is stupid, it hinder the easy of use to make purchases updating a utilizing apps, and any 5yr old can break.

        • JayMonster

          If you take for sale apps via warez sites, you are stealing, whether or not you have decided that the "age of selling content" is over or not.

          Sure, if there is a free edition, then go with that. Nothing wrong with that. I started using Google Docs because I got tired of buying new copies of MS Office that didn't offer anything new that was to me worth the price. But just because I didn't think it was worth it didn't give me the right to go and get an illegal copy.

          No matter how you wish to shake it... that it stealing.

          How exactly does Amazon's DRM hinder purchases and or updates? I am not the biggest fan of DRM, to be perfectly honest, but in most cases that is because it tied you to a specific brand or device (ie iPod/iTunes and Amazon/Kindle). You can use any Android device, it doesn't have to be an Amazon device, you can use the apps on any device that has the appstore and your account on it.

          Understand, I am not married to the Amazon appstore. If there is something better out there, I would certainly switch, but as it stands right now, it is as good as the official market, and with regards to special pricing (sales) and other things if not better. If it pushes Google to improve the official Market, then as a consumer, Amazon has done me a favor.

        • ZRod

          Age of selling content is over? So by that case all games, movies, music, etc should be free? Great way to treat people who make your life easier and better.
          Everyone has to make a living, how should they do that if it is free? Ads? Sure but not everyone wants an ad, they get large screens to make navigating easier not so devs can put in more ads.
          Selling a service implies expenditures to keep only you happy. Again, how should this be paid for? Unless by service you mean subscriptions and other app extras paid by in app purchases. Which only means you will be paying much more for an app over it's lifetime since apps these days usually cap out at $15 while subscriptions and in app purchases range from $5 - $200+ (either one time or yearly).
          Any way you put it your argument is flawed. The reason Google can do this with Android is because they are a huge company with the infrastructure there to support their ad network. Developers usually are not running billionaire dollar Fortune 500 companies.

    • Tee

      SmartOffice is free nowadays at GetJar. No updates, maybe but works better than ThinkFree Office which also was free when I got my SGS. So actually no need for that, personally.

  • froyo

    want it for FREE

    • http://samsunggalaxys2blog.com/ Bebe

      haha, when everybody use android 4.0

  • https://steamcommunity.com/id/m-p-3 m-p{3}

    I got ThinkFree Office a while ago and does the job at editing office document. I'm not going to buy another suite..

  • http://ianandersongray.com/ Ian Anderson Gray

    Was just about to download this app but then found out that the Amazon Appstore is only available for US customers. As usual, because I live in a far off rural land away from all civilisation (the UK), I'll have to wait 5 years.

    Ah, feel better now after that moan...!

    • Jordan

      There are workarounds - look around on the web.

  • JJ

    Has anyone notice that the amazon version is different from the one on the market. Can somebody explain.
    Amazon: v. 4.0.144
    Android: v. 4.0.120

    • JayMonster

      The variation isn't even a point release, but later build... not certain but best guess would be compatibility with Amazon DRM.

    • Jordan

      They probably didn't upload the latest versions and didn't bother to keep them in sync. No biggie - the difference seems small.

  • Taylor

    Thank you for letting me know about this deal! I've been disappointed with a lot of the free office suites that I've tried in the past, but I wasn't willing to shell out $10 for a fully featured app. $3 is definitely doable. Downloaded.

  • Rob

    Sweet. Just purchased it. I had installed the 7-day trial on my EVO just yesterday, so a sale right now is perfect. I think I had been using Documents To Go (by DataViz), but that app has an annoying bug in it where it capitalizes the word next to your cursor whenever you backspace. Very odd behavior. One concern with the QuickOffice trial is that I didn't see any autocorrect activity in the Word app, so I hope that was just disabled in the trial. At any rate, saving $12 is nothing to turn your nose up at. :)

  • aburgthing

    Nobody asked but in defense of the Amazon App Store, I find that it does a great job of "promoting" apps. Meaning I make it a point to check there often (in my case everyday) because they offer a free app per day. If it (the free app) doesn't interest me I move on. But they actually promote some pretty nice apps and offer them for free or greatly reduced prices. I was introduced to Quick Office Pro by an Amazon promotion. I think it was free for a day. I have it on three devices (personal phone, work phone and tablet). As has been stated, I think the Android Market could learn a thing or two from Amazon. BTW, this is a nice app for those who need to be productive with on the fly document editing.

  • Doug Fiedor

    I have it on my Transformer. It's not very useful to me though. No spell checker.

    That's right! In this day and age someone marketed a word processor with no spelling checking available.

  • James

    When will the google Docs app be as good as quickoffice?