16
Apr
thumb

A PR just hit our inbox from the guys over at Quickoffice detailing their new "Connect by Quickoffice" app. Since we like Quickoffice, we decided to take a closer look. Here's the general gist of it: if you're a Quickoffice user, you can install the new app for free (with limited functionality) and save all of your documents in the cloud, allowing you to access view them from any PC, Mac, tablet, or phone. For an additional fee of $45-$70 per year, you can also sync more devices (the free one is limited to two devices), as well as edit your files. For the time being, though, Connect Premium (normally $45) is being offered at the discounted price of $20 for the first year.

1

There's no doubt that people want (and sometimes need) remote access to their important documents. But here's the kicker: you can do the same thing for free using other applications. For starters, you could just use Google Docs. It offers all of your documents in the cloud, all the time. But, for those who need a full-featured office suite, there's a better solution: OfficeSuite Pro.

OfficeSuite Pro not only syncs with Google Docs, but also Box, SugarSync, and Dropbox. And guess what? Since it uses existing cloud services as its backbone, it's only as limited as the service you choose to use. For example, I can view and edit all of my documents stored in Dropbox with OfficeSuite Pro. That means I have all of my documents in the cloud, and shared with three PCs, two tablets, and a phone. I can edit the documents on any of the aforementioned devices and they automatically sync with the cloud as soon as I'm finished, so they're always up-to-date.

Screenshot_2012-04-16-15-15-27

Thus, once you buy OfficeSuite (which is, in my opinion, the best office suite on Android), then you can sync documents until you're purple, without paying a dime.

If, for some reason, you just want to pay a yearly fee for a more limited service, you can check out Connect by hitting the widget below.

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.

  • http://twitter.com/redbullcat Phil Oakley

    Google's Google Docs app is better than both imo, even though it doesn't have spreadsheet or presentation support.

  • http://about.me/chrisfink Chris Fink

    epic #fail! #outoftouch #doingitwrong #dismal #no

  • OFI

    QuickOffice (normal version) also syncs to the above mentioned services.

    Not sure why they thought this would ever be a good idea..

  • http://MobileGenius.wordpress.com JM

    The full version of QuickOffice Pro already allows for synchronizing with Box, Dropbox, Google Docs, and many others. 

    What is the benefit of this new one?

  • Tyler Chappell

    This is pretty useless. I use dropbox to store all my docs for school, then open them via Quickoffice, or one of my other office apps. /sigh

  • Ben Bloom

    When reached for comment on the price of the new service a representative from Quickoffice said, "We decided to charge $45-$70 per year since Google does not recognize the sideways 8 in the price field in the Google Play app upload API."

  • http://profiles.google.com/dc4316 Ismael Rodriguez

    Um...no.

  • johnforamerica

    Yep, stupid. REAL stupid...

  • Aki I.

    i have all 3 office suites (thanks to amazon free app of day) and i was thinking, cant you already sync with dropbox, box and sugar sync with this app? a feature i just used yesterday to edit a doc in my dropbox. turns out its office suite. Big fail on quickoffice's side here.

  • LiamBryant

    Thats terrible! Why not just use Google Docs? It's free and easy and comes pre-installed.

  • ryanmmoore

    i find that it doesn't keep my credentials and I have to keep re-entering them in the app, making it uber unusable.

  • Haki_sara

    Nice service, I've had certain sharing issues with Google docs in the past, so I was looking for alternatives such as CollateBox [www.collatebox.com] but now with such syncing abilities I think I'll continue with it until Collatebox or any other for that matter come up with something similar to this.

Quantcast