Review: Quickoffice Connect is a poor iCloud clone

Stick with the original Quickoffice HD app and either Dropbox or Box instead for a more reliable, cheaper alternative

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There's no good reason for this productThe reality is that you can do almost all of what Connect by Quickoffice intends to offer by using the standard Quickoffice app with a service like Dropbox or Box, which you likely already have. The notion of a universal implementation of an iCloud-like syncing service is admirable, but this implementation misses the mark by a wide margin. The abilities to share comments and to invite other Connect users to collaborate are marginally useful -- workgroup editing is in practice a messy, unsatisfying affair, as too many cooks often spoil the broth -- but you can do that via services like Box for a wider range of documents than Connect by Quickoffice supports.

Plus, there's the ongoing price for a product you can replicate for a one-time cost. I can see why Quickoffice wants you to keep paying for using its software, but there's no reason to do so.

Connect by Quickoffice is a bad marriage, a shotgun wedding intended to turn a decent tool into an overpriced, unreliable, and poorly designed annuity service. This is one pairing you do not want in your life.

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