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

By , InfoWorld |  Cloud Computing, Android, Apple

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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