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For iPhone and iPod Touch users there are plenty of applications in the App Store that allow for creating and storing document files. Some allow only for storing files locally, with some you can access files through desktop software (Documents 2 Go), and up until recently some applications, such as Quickoffice, allow for access to MobileMe files. Quickoffice has a new name and some exciting new features…
The newest 3.0.0 update has added the ability to both access and edit your Dropbox, Google Docs, and Box.net files. This is an amazing update for current Quickoffice owners and makes the application even more appealing for individuals looking for a document application for their iPhone or iPod Touch.
Since the day I first bought Quickoffice I have enjoyed having the ability to edit files that are stored in my MobileMe account. Local storage is great but having access to files in the “cloud” is even better. What I really wanted and hoped for was access to Google Documents. I had seen applications in the App Store that allow for editing Google Docs. Most I found allowed for accessing and editing Google Account logins only. I utilize a Google Apps account for my school as well as a different Google Apps account for business use. At first I assumed this application would only allow Google Account access but I successfully was able to use my Google Apps login. Right away I was able to work on word documents, edit spreadsheets, and read PDF files. I became even happier when I realized that I could access both my Google Apps accounts from within the application. Some apps with external services require users to logout and log back in if they have multiple accounts. With Quickoffice I was able to add both of my accounts through the services menu (pictured above).
After I set up the Google Apps accounts I tried Dropbox. I use Dropbox to keep important files in sync between my Macbook and our family iMac. Up until now I had been using the Dropbox application to access my Dropbox files. I have not been able to edit documents with the Dropbox application. Now the Quickoffice application will allow me to.
I have not tried Box.net but I can only assume that the experience I had accessing my Google Apps and Dropbox accounts is just as positive.
For those who already own Quickoffice I suggest that you head to the App Store to update the application. For those who do not already own it I suggest you give it a look.