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Google Maps Co-Creator And Google App Engine Founder Team Up For New Quip App

Google Maps Co-Creator And Google App Engine Founder Team Up For New Quip App

July 31, 2013
Quip is a newly released app that appears to be an improved iteration of Google Wave designed specially for collaborative document creation. As it turns out, Quip was founded by two enterprising individuals who worked together at Google. One of them is Bret Taylor, the co-creator of Google Maps and the CTO of Facebook after the social networking giant acquired FriendFeed, which he co-founded. And the other is Kevin Gibbs, the founder of the Google App Engine and the creator of Google Suggest. Such an impressive pair of founders for an app that is just now entering a space that's already dominated by the likes of Apple's Pages and Google's own collaborative editing tool, Google Drive. But does Quip have what it takes to stand out in the crowd? Watch out for our in-depth review of Quip here on AppAdvice later. In the meantime, you can check out Quip's key features below:
  • Real-time, collaborative editing
  • Messaging - Every document has a chat thread
  • Offline - Edit anywhere, even on an airplane
  • Folders - Share with your family or team
  • Checklists - Interactive, shared lists
  • Diffs - Every edit is in a document news feed
  • Presence - See who’s online, what they're up to
  • @mentions - Link to people and documents
  • Notifications - Know when a doc is opened
  • Read receipts - Check who’s read your edits
  • Inbox - See what you haven’t read
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 6.0 or later, Quip is available now in the App Store for free. The app is free to use, with support for shared folders, for up to five users only. If you wish to use the app for more users (up to 250), you can subscribe to the Quip Business plan, which costs $12 per month for every user. In addition to shared folders, Quip Business offers such premium features as remote device management, a user admin console, and single sign-on. Quip is also accessible from a Mac or PC via its Web app. Quip is not to be confused with the conversation-focused Twitter app Quip, which was rebranded as Tweetglass a little over four months after its release in May last year. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]

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