QuickOffice for iPhone Available for Purchase
Article by George Norman
On 22 Apr 2009
QuickOffice, the iPhone app that allows users to edit Microsoft Office documents has been made available for download via the Apple iTunes stores. The app will set you back $19.99 (introductory price), but you can also get separate applications for $6,99 (apps like Quicksheet Excel spreadsheet editor and Quickword Word document editor). If you want to access PC or Mac based Office files via Wi-Fi, QuickOffice also markets QuickOffice Files (formerly known as Mobilefiles 2.0) for 1,99.

Here is a quick list of features one can expect to get from QuickOffice for iPhone:
- Options to format text: modify font size, style and color.
- Support for cut/copy/paste.
- Ordered and unordered lists in Word.
- Typing in landscape mode is a possibility.
- One can access MobileMe iDisk accounts.
- Support for other media file types such as iWorks and PDF.
- Spreadsheets come with more than 125 functions and formulas.
- Changes to documents are saved automatically.


It must be said that this is the first time QuickOffice issues an iPhone specific app, but this is not to say it is new at this sort of thing. QuickOffice for Symbian, Blackberry and even Android-powered devices has been around for quite some time now. As a matter of fact, the iPhone was the only major mobile platform that QuickOffice did not tackle. As such, you should not consider QuickOffice for iPhone a 1.0.

“Don't call it a 1.0. QuickOffice for iPhone is actually based on much of the C++ code from our Symbian version that's been around for about 10 years. We hired Cocoa developers, recognized experts in the field who have written books, to bring our C++ code into Cocoa's Objective-C and design a gorgeous UI from Apple's tools with which to use it,” VP of Engineering and Product Development, David Halpin commented in an interview for PCWorld.

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