What a deal! Google offering Quickoffice for free

You probably want to view Microsoft Office documents with your Android phone or tablet. But the apps than enable you to make it happen aren’t cheap. Well, not any more. As MSPmentor writer CJ Arlotta says, Google is now offering its Quickoffice app – which enables you to view and edit Office documents on Android devices – for free.

A way into Microsoft Office?

The Quickoffice app was previously available only to Google Apps for Business users. That’s now changed, with everyone able to get the app free of charge. The app will allow users to read and edit Office documents on anything from their iPads to their Android-fueled smartphones.

Free stuff

Arlotta’s story quotes a Google vice president who states that Google made the move because consumers like free stuff. That’s true. But it’s difficult to believe that this is Google’s only reason behind making Quickoffice free. Some wonder if the move is Google’s move toward attempting to plunge into the lucrative Microsoft Office business.

Your opportunity

Getting Quickoffice Light is easy: Simply visit either the App store or the Google Play store. Then you can download the app free of charge. To start using the program, though, you will need to either sign in or create a new Google account.