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The folks behind Quickoffice have announced a version for the iPhone will be available in a few weeks for $19.99. Quickoffice for iPhone will allow editing of MS Word documents and Excel spreadsheets on the phone. Users of Quickoffice will be able to perform advanced formatting […]

quickofficeThe folks behind Quickoffice have announced a version for the iPhone will be available in a few weeks for $19.99. Quickoffice for iPhone will allow editing of MS Word documents and Excel spreadsheets on the phone. Users of Quickoffice will be able to perform advanced formatting of Word documents including font changes, bullets, and most importantly cut and paste.  All editing can be performed in landscape mode on the iPhone. Full press release after the jump.

Quickoffice, Inc., the leading global provider of mobile office productivity software, today announced it will unveil the first complete Office suite to provide native Microsoft Word and Excel editing for the iPhone, Quickoffice for iPhone, at CTIA, April 1-3, 2009, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Quickoffice is the first iPhone application to include robust document and spreadsheet editors, along with file access and content management functionalities. Quickoffice’s newest suite brings essential high-performance mobile Office productivity to the iPhone with leading-edge innovation and unparalleled ease-of-use.

Enabling quick editing on-the-go with an intuitive user interface, Quickoffice for iPhone offers a comprehensive range of functionality including font formatting, content selection, bullets and cut, copy and paste within Word documents. Users can also modify documents in landscape mode to leverage a wider keyboard. With extensive mathematical and statistical functions, including advanced Excel formulas for spreadsheet processing, consumers can easily revise inputs and recalculate, insert and resize rows and columns within the application.

Quickoffice for iPhone also includes file-sharing capabilities to allow for greater collaboration among colleagues and friends. Consumers can transfer files to and from a desktop using Wi-Fi and remotely access their MobileMe iDisk account. In addition to Word and Excel editing, users can also view iWorks, PDF and other common media files. Quickoffice supports ‘Auto-Save’ to help avoid losing work and ‘Auto-Restore’ to retain the application state between uses, which ensures all editing is done while maintaining perfect data integrity.

Quickoffice for iPhone will be available in early April for an introductory price of $19.99. Quickoffice will also be launching separate applications to cater to an individual’s specific needs with Quicksheet® Excel spreadsheet editor for $12.99, formerly named MobileFiles Pro, and Quickword® Word document editor for $12.99. Quickoffice Files, formerly named MobileFiles 2.0, will be available for $3.99 and allows users to access PC- or Mac-based files via Wi-Fi and MobileMe iDisk accounts.

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  1. hey great…I bet I will be the first buyer for this as I desperately need this

  2. Bargain price too! Good stuff, let’s see how well it performs.

  3. Great to finally see this come out. But the major limitation is still present: You cannot edit documents that are emailed to you.

    At least for me, this is essential. The only documents I need to edit on the go are documents that I receive via email while on the road.

    1. Compatibility
      * File formats: DOCX, DOC, XLSX, XLSM, XLS, PPT, PPS & TXT
      * Microsoft Office version support: 97, 2000, XP, 2003, & 2007.
      means save your emails / attachments first. open them in quickoffice.

  4. @ animatio

    In theory, you are correct, but since you cannot save any office files that you receive via email on the iphone, at least at the moment, you´re out of luck.

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