“Quip released a desktop version of its word processing and spreadsheet software Wednesday, giving Mac and Windows users the ability to modify files on the service without having to open their Web browser,” Blair Hanley Frank reports for IDG News Service.
“Branching out to a native desktop app beyond Quip’s existing offerings on the Web, iOS and Android provides a number of benefits for users, most notably support for editing files offline.,” Frank reports. “Users who need to collaborate on shared documents with other people will be able to see where their colleagues are editing in real time and send messages back and forth within the app, just like they can on the Web or through Quip’s mobile apps.”
“Quip’s new app is another swing at Microsoft Office’s dominance of the productivity suite market,” Frank reports. “In a post to Medium discussing his company’s development efforts, [founder and former Facebook CTO Bret Taylor] claimed the app can open documents faster than both Word for the Mac and Google Docs.”
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