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Google has made its Quickoffice suite free on iOS for users with Google accounts, and Disney has released an iPad companion app for its Disney Infinity console game.



Version 6.0 of the Google-owned Quickoffice productivity suite is now free for iOS users with a Google account. The new version works on iPhones, iPods, and iPads, and its icon has been tweaked to better fit the flat aesthetic of iOS 7.

Quickoffice allows users to create and edit Microsoft Office documents, spreadsheets, and presentations on iOS devices. Those files can then be accessed an shared through Google Drive folders and attached to emails. The app also lets users open and view PDF files.

In addition to taking the app free, Google has improved its integration with Google Drive. Quickoffice users now have access to up to 15GB of free storage on Google's cloud solution.

Quickoffice version 6.1.0 is a free download on the App Store. The 59.8MB app requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod running iOS 5.0 or later.

Disney Infinity gets companion iPad app



Disney has released Disney Infinity: Toy Box, a companion app for the iPad that ties into the company's console-based Disney Infinity game. The new app, promised when Disney first unveiled Infinity, is available for free for a limited time.

In Disney Infinity: Toy box, users get more than 50 free items to build a playground of sorts for their assorted characters to explore. Those items include terrain, track pieces, and assorted decorations. Users also get access to the Mr. Incredible character for free. Additional characters can be added using web codes included with physical toys or by making in-app purchases. Users can access more than 20 Disney and Disney/Pixar characters through the Toy Box app.

Notably, the app also allows users to log into a Disney Infinity account and to transfer anything created on the iPad over to the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, or Wii U version of the game. It also includes a cross-platform syncing feature, allowing users to pick up where they left off on whichever platform they decide to game on.

Disney Infinity: Toy Box is available as a free download in the App Store until October 15. The game does feature in-app purchases. Weighing in at 1.23GB, the download requires an iPad running iOS 6.0 or later.
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@Google: whatever

@Disney: COOL!
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i will definitely add this to the long list of google apps i won't ever use.
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In addition to taking the app free, Google has improved its integration with Google Drive. Quickoffice users now have access to up to 15GB of free storage on Google's cloud solution.
 

Just a small correction: Quickoffice adds 10 gb of gdrive storage to the 15 gb that users already have (http://www.slashgear.com/quickoffice-liberated-for-ios-and-android-with-10gb-drive-sweetener-19298505/).  

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Google apps on iOS are simply trojan horses. If you want to use anything google markets get their stupid phone otherwise protect yourself by never touching anything from google. There are alternatives for everything they sell.
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I tried QuickOffice before Google got it's hands on it. I much preferred Office2 from Byte2 - much better interface and it works well with Dropbox.

Would prefer to use iWork/iCloud - will probably switch if Apple updates things so that iOS & Mac versions use the same file format.
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Cannot believe Google are fragmenting their own Google Drive service! The whole reason I dropped MS and iWorks is for the pure cloud centric focus of Gdocs, drive etc. This now complicates things, like the difference between Chromebooks and Android based tablets/convertibles. Grrr! Or should that be, Googrrr!?

(Sorry Apple fans, iCloud is all wrong. Apple didn't try to buy DropBox for nothing.)
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My guess is iWork will be free fairly soon for all Apple devices, iOs and OS X.  With iCloud integration, I may ditch MS Office.

 
Don't use Google products. Don't trust Google.

 

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Just tried Quick Office. Utter garbage. Can't insert tables or pictures in word processor. No charts in spreadsheet. Not even worth downloading for free. I am going to delete it now.
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I wonder if I can get a refund on the Quick Office I bought a few years ago.
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I wonder if I can get a refund on the Quick Office I bought a few years ago.

I want a refund on the $5 box of cereal I bought last week. Now it's a BOGO.
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post #12 of 34
I'm happy to see that QuickOffice is now priced at what it's worth.
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I'm happy to see that QuickOffice is now priced at what it's worth.

You mean the same price as iWork?

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i will definitely add this to the long list of google apps i won't ever use.

 

Ditto! Thanks but no thanks Google. Your Apps are clunky and disjointed. Reminds of MS in the 90's. Not to mention the privacy issues.

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You mean the same price as iWork?

 

At first glance, a somewhat witty response. 

 
However, iWork is so superior to Google's "attempts!" :)
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"Google has made its Quickoffice suite free on iOS for users"

 

Whogle?

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"Google has made its Quickoffice suite free on iOS for users"

Whogle?

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iWork is also free (on new phones)
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Why, again, do I need to login with a Google account to activate the app?

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Why, again, do I need to login with a Google account to activate the app?

 

It integrates with google drive.

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Why, again, do I need to login with a Google account to activate the app?

It integrates with your privacy, and allows you to be tracked.

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Whoregle

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It integrates with your privacy, and allows you to be tracked.

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Yeah because your cell carrier isn't tracking you either.

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Yeah because your cell carrier isn't tracking you either.

Big difference, tho. Wouldn't you say Crusty ?
My cell carrier isn't in the business of selling ads ....
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Big difference, tho. Wouldn't you say Crusty ?
My cell carrier isn't in the business of selling ads ....

Don't be so sure. Who's your carrier, ATT?
http://adworks.att.com/mobile/

or maybe it's Verizon?
http://business.verizonwireless.com/content/b2b/en/precision/precision-market-insights.html

in fact the carriers' have been monetizing your data for years now. Even hated Google doesn't sell customer data like the carriers do.
http://money.cnn.com/2011/11/01/technology/verizon_att_sprint_tmobile_privacy/index.htm
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Nah - I'm in NZ.1biggrin.gif
On ye olde vowdafone - they prefer to charge exorbitant monthly fees rather than to monetize through the use of third parties.
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Nah - I'm in NZ.1biggrin.gif
On ye olde vowdafone - they prefer to charge exorbitant monthly fees rather than to monetize through the use of third parties.

Don't worry, you're not being left out. Even in NZ you have value 1wink.gif
http://www.businessinsider.com/vodafone-o2-and-ee-sell-customers-data-to-banks-2013-6

IMO you're better off if Google has your personal info. At least you know where it is. With the carrier's you can't be sure who they sold it to nor what it was used for.
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lol - yea I know - The mongrels.
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I've always found this stance of 'somebody else probably tracks you so you should just let Google do it as well' rather amusing.

Not only is that not the point, but it indicates seem kind of fatalistic acceptance that I cannot tolerate.

I don't care if it's a search engine company, a cell carrier, the NSA, or Gatorguy's mother that wants to track me. I do not want it happening unless I give them express permission.

And considering how many times Google's been caught with their hand in the cookie jar, let's just say they have an awful lot of work to do before I accept ANYTHING from them in the near future.

Send a clear message to Google.

Withdraw from using as many of their services as possible, and delete their apps off your devices, until they begin to show us a little goddamn decency and respect.
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IMO you're better off if Google has your personal info. At least you know where it is.

What kind of STUPID statement is THIS?
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I've always found this stance of 'somebody else probably tracks you so you should just let Google do it as well' rather amusing.

Not only is that not the point, but it indicates seem kind of fatalistic acceptance that I cannot tolerate.

I don't care if it's a search engine company, a cell carrier, the NSA, or Gatorguy's mother that wants to track me. I do not want it happening unless I give them express permission.

And considering how many times Google's been caught with their hand in the cookie jar, let's just say they have an awful lot of work to do before I accept ANYTHING from them in the near future.

Send a clear message to Google.

Withdraw from using as many of their services as possible, and delete their apps off your devices, until they begin to show us a little goddamn decency and respect.

 

I wonder how the Find My IPhone feature works...

 

And good luck asking the NSA not to track you, LOL.

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IMO you're better off if Google has your personal info. At least you know where it is.

What kind of STUPID statement is THIS?

That similar to Schmidt's'
"If you don't want anyone to know what you're doing, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place"
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I wonder how the Find My IPhone feature works...

And good luck asking the NSA not to track you, LOL.

You didn't address a single point in my post.

Please feel free to re-read it at your leisure.
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Send a clear message to Google.

Withdraw from using as many of their services as possible, and delete their apps off your devices, until they begin to show us a little goddamn decency and respect.

I only use Street View, when need be. And that is only at work. And I don't work a lot.

So, no, I don't use Google much. Maybe I should, as payback, since they sure as hell have been using me.

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