Quickoffice Launch FAQ

This FAQ is in relation to the Quickoffice launch that took place on September 17, 2013.

Q. What is Quickoffice?
A. Quickoffice is a free application from Google that lets users open and edit Microsoft Office files.

Q. What Quickoffice apps are available and where can I get them?
A. These are three versions of Quickoffice currently available:

  • Quickoffice for Android - Download from Google Play
  • Quickoffice for iPhone and iPad - Download from the App Store
  • Quickoffice for Chrome (beta) - Download in the Chrome Web Store

Q. Who can use Quickoffice?
A. Any user with a Google Account can use Quickoffice on their Android, iPhone, and iPad. Users with or without a Google Account can use Quickoffice in Google Chrome.

Q. What devices can I use this Quickoffice app on?
A. Here are some key improvements that are worth noting:

  • For Android:
    1. single Universal app to install
  • For iOS:
    1. single Universal app to install
    2. optimized for iPhone 5 screen
    3. create Zip Files
    4. Word editor Text Justification
    5. View Charts (Excel and PPT)
  • Drive features available in the file manager:
    1. Shared with me, Starred, Recent files
    2. Mark as Starred
    3. Support additional Drive accounts
    4. UI Improvements

Q. Will data be encrypted?
A. Yes. The OAUTH channel used to open the data from Drive is encrypted. Additionally, on the device we use iOS encryption capabilities so all data is encrypted.

Q. Will Quickoffice support SSO?
A. SSO will be supported for the Android version of the application but not on the iPhone or iPad versions.

Q. Will data from Drive be stored on the device running Quickoffice?
A. No. You can only access Drive files with an internet connection so nothing is stored on your device unless you drag it into the local storage folder.