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Google Wave-Like Word Processing App Quip Gets Better-Equipped

Google Wave-Like Word Processing App Quip Gets Better-Equipped

August 16, 2013
The relatively new iOS word processing app Quip has just received its first major update. Released just a couple of weeks ago, Quip has been likened to the now defunct Google Wave. Well, the comparison is certainly not inaccurate, as Quip is also equipped with collaboration capabilities similar to those touted in Google Wave. As a matter of fact, Quip is the creation of two former Google employees: Bret Taylor, the cofounder of Google Maps, and Kevin Gibbs, the founder of the Google App Engine. But Quip promises to do collaboration right. As Christine noted in her review of the app here on AppAdvice, Quip is "a modern word processor with some amazing collaboration features. Quip is reminiscent of the now-dead Google Wave, which shouldn’t be a surprise as it is the work of two individuals who worked at Google, except it’s done in a much better way." As if to reinforce that point, the first major update to Quip has just been issued, and it delivers the following enhancements:
  • Move documents into and out of folders more easily
  • Remove people from documents and folders
  • @mention people and documents in messages
  • Send messages to people who aren't yet using Quip
  • Copy and delete the messages you've sent
  • Bugs fixes and stability improvements
The new version of Quip is available now in the App Store for free. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 6.0 or later. 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. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]

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