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.
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.
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.