Google makes Quickoffice free on iOS, Disney brings 'Infinity: Toy Box' to iPad

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in iPad edited January 2014
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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  • Reply 1 of 33
    @Google: whatever

    @Disney: COOL!
  • Reply 2 of 33
    poochpooch Posts: 768member
    i will definitely add this to the long list of google apps i won't ever use.
  • Reply 3 of 33
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    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post



    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/).  

  • Reply 4 of 33
    rob53rob53 Posts: 2,007member
    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.
  • Reply 5 of 33
    kevtkevt Posts: 195member
    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.
  • Reply 6 of 33
    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.)
  • Reply 7 of 33

    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.

     

  • Reply 8 of 33
    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.
  • Reply 9 of 33
    hill60hill60 Posts: 6,989member
    I wonder if I can get a refund on the Quick Office I bought a few years ago.
  • Reply 10 of 33
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 20,278member
    hill60 wrote: »
    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.
  • Reply 11 of 33
    I'm happy to see that QuickOffice is now priced at what it's worth.
  • Reply 12 of 33
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    Originally Posted by Macky the Macky View Post



    I'm happy to see that QuickOffice is now priced at what it's worth.

    You mean the same price as iWork?

  • Reply 13 of 33
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    Originally Posted by Pooch View Post



    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.

  • Reply 14 of 33
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SalmanPak View Post

     

    You mean the same price as iWork?


     

    At first glance, a somewhat witty response. 

     


    However, iWork is so superior to Google's "attempts!" :)
  • Reply 15 of 33
    gtrgtr Posts: 3,231member

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

     

    Whogle?

  • Reply 16 of 33
    gtr wrote: »
    "Google has made its Quickoffice suite free on iOS for users"

    Whogle?

    Whoregle
  • Reply 17 of 33
    iWork is also free (on new phones)
  • Reply 18 of 33
    john.bjohn.b Posts: 2,717member

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

  • Reply 19 of 33
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    Originally Posted by John.B View Post

     

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


     

    It integrates with google drive.

  • Reply 20 of 33
    gtrgtr Posts: 3,231member
    john.b wrote: »
    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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