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Tuesday, April 02, 2013, 03:48 pm PT (06:48 pm ET)

Google makes Quickoffice available for iPhone in latest update

After months of waiting, Google has finally released a version of its Quickoffice app that is compatible with Apple's iPhone, allowing Apps for Business customers to collaborate with colleagues who haven't made the switch to Google Docs.

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Announced on Tuesday, the Quickoffice update brings the app to version 6.0.1, offering iPhone support for the first time since being released on iOS as an iPad only title in December. The software originally offered native apps for a variety of mobile platforms, but Google cut support after purchasing Quickoffice in mid-2012.

Quickoffice is for Google Apps for Business customers only, and allows users to view and edit Microsoft Office files like Excel and Powerpoint, while saving compatible copies of the files to Google Drive. The app is basically a bridge between Google Docs and Microsoft's suite of productivity tools, spanning the gap between users in both camps. The free update also runs on Android devices, bringing even more collaborators into the fold.

Along with the new device support, Quickoffice now lets Apps for Business account holders access Google Drive folders, including Shared With Me, Starred, Recent and any subfolders, in-app.

Quickoffice for iOS is a free 61.4MB universal app that can be downloaded now from the App Store.