App Center Spotlight: Quickoffice Pro HD Lets You Do More With Your Files in Evernote (Back-to-School Series)

Posted by Kasey Fleisher Hickey on 09 Sep 2011

Posted by Kasey Fleisher Hickey on 09 Sep 2011


We all interact with lots of files on a daily basis — everything from documents to spreadsheets to presentations. While we sit at our computers, creating and editing these files is easy, but the minute we go mobile, everything about this “easy” process goes from painful to nearly impossible.

Enter the cool integration between Evernote and Quickoffice Pro HD, a mobile office solution for your iPad.

When you connect Quickoffice Pro HD on your iPad to your Evernote account, you’ll be able to open any Office file contained in your Evernote account, make whatever changes you want, then save the updated version back into Evernote.

This partnership is all the more useful now that we’ve removed our free user file type restrictions.

Getting started

After downloading Quickoffice Pro HD to your iPad, find Evernote by tapping the “+” button in the lower left corner of the app. You’ll be asked to sign into your Evernote account and authorize the app.

Once synced with Quickoffice, you’ll see your Evernote account as a drive on the dashboard. Your notebooks will all appear as folders when you tap the drive. To edit a file saved in your Evernote account, tap on it. When you’re done, tap ‘Close’ in the upper left corner. Your changes will then be saved back into your Evernote account.

If you wish, you can also save your document as a PDF and send it into Evernote.

Be more productive with Quickoffice Pro HD and Evernote

Whether you’re heading back to school or working on a big project, we have some suggestions for how to make the most of this new integration:

  • Get work done on the go: Update documents while you’re traveling between home and the classroom or your office and the gym.
  • Collaborate on projects: make changes to documents in Quickoffice Pro HD, save to your Evernote account then drop it into a Shared Notebook so colleagues and teammates can all have access to the latest version.
  • Manage your workflow: Make changes and edits in Quickoffice Pro HD and have your updated documents available everywhere that you use Evernote.
  • Don’t be tied to your desk: Running out of a meeting early but need to wrap up your notes, or project plan? Drop the document into your Evernote account, finish working on it on your iPad on the plane, and email it to your colleagues or professor.
  • Add content into Evernote from your iPad: If someone emails you a Word doc, you can open it in Quickoffice Pro on your iPad, mark it up with your thoughts or edits, and save the updated file into Evernote as a new note with an attachment.

Just in time for back-to-school, check out a few of these other great integrations to help you ace next semester:

StudyBlue: a service for university students that lets you create digital flashcards and study guides from your notes. By syncing your Evernote account with StudyBlue, you can turn your notes into flashcards to help you study for your exams.

Explain Everything: an iPad app that lets you annotate, add audio narration, create dynamic, animated presentations, interactive whiteboards, and seamlessly save them to your Evernote account.


Evernote Premium

Upgrade for features to help you live and work smarter.

Go Premium
View more stories in 'News'

25 Comments RSS

  • Caroline

    This apps looks very useful so I downloaded it right away, but both editing existing docs and creating new docs doesn’t seem to work. When I have more time, I’ll dig into some help articles to get some answers, but my initial impression is not positive.

  • Carl Spackler

    Wow, this is fairly interesting

  • Lou

    What about the WebOS version of Quickoffice Pro HD for the HP TouchPad? Can we expect Evernote integration there as well?

  • Joel Williams

    I’ll keep an eye on this, but for now, Docs To Go works just fine for me, already paid $20 for it, and it is a “+” ipad/iphone app where QuickOffice Pro HD is only an ipad app. for Docs To Go, just view the file in Evernote, select “Open In” and find the Docs To Go app. I’m sure there are some sync/integration improvements QuickOffice vs Docs To Go, but I don’t know that they’re worth another $20 and giving up access on ipad & iphone from a single app/purchase price

  • Slade Hornick

    This is a homerun! Really neat. I just can’t get over how Evernote and some of these other applications are so far ahead of what we have for the enterprise. Hopefully Evenote and friends will move into the enterprise space, I’m getting tired of waiting for M$.

  • Daniel james

    Good wap sit evernote

  • Larry

    The integration works smoothly. Very nice ability for QuickOffice to find Evernote notes with attachments. This is a very helpful integration for business users. It is one more step that allows me to keep everything in Evernote and not need special saved versions of spreadsheets.

  • GEischen

    Only of interest if it works on PC and Droid.

  • JasonGrath

    Very good info for my ipad. Thank you evernote.

  • P Mugg

    Setup was easy enough but tapping on a note imported from evernote will not open for editing. Checking the proprties it says that notes cannot be edited in any way.

  • baran

    It’s some expensive :S İf i have money, i will buy.

  • Ramona M. Galarza

    I can of worry cause i pay twice for the application and dont download it. i need help with this as soon is possible. Thanks a lot.

    Ramona M. Galarza

    • Kasey Fleisher Hickey

      Hi Ramona, please contact Quickoffice Pro HD with billing questions.

  • Don Morrison

    Why isn’t this feature available in Evernote for iPhone? It’s a great idea but I can’t see why it is limited to the iPad app …

  • Jeff D.

    Another vote for PC version and I’d love to see it on Windows Phone 7, but I know the app devs are iCentric so I won’t hold my breath.

  • Kevin Moore

    Sheesh….how about webOS TouchPad support for Evernote? TouchPad users get QuickOffice HD for free. Low hanging fruit comes to mind.

  • Robert M.

    I must be doing something wrong because all my Evernote notes show up as html files in Quick Office Pro HD. I can read the files but can’t edit them.

    • John

      I’m having the same problem… any ideas Evernote?

    • Wendi

      I am also having the same issue. All notes are saved as HTML, can’t be edited or deleted. HELP!

  • Jason H

    Just another vote for this integration into Android Mobile and Android Tablets. Might as well get on the bandwagon Evernote. Quit going to bed with iPads and iPhones. Have you read the market share lately? Well then give Android users the same capabilities.

  • tperri

    Please make it for the HP Touchpad!

  • Andreas

    To those requesting this feature of Quickoffice on other platforms: please contact the makers of Quickoffice. Evernote Corp can’t integrate features in other peoples’ products.

    To those who want Evernote (the app) for an as-yet unsupported operating systems: I’m pretty sure your OS is on their radar. I think I’ve read somewhere that Evernote’s Free-Premium conversion is highest on iOS. This might be an explanation. I for one don’t blame them for picking the low-hanging fruits first.

  • phm

    where is the love for Android…

  • colleen

    NOT HAPPY! Just downloaded and cannot get email integration. I am attempting to open a word attachment from an email. My only choice is to “open in evernote,” and I got that app for free. Purchased this because wad supposed to be able to read/edit word documents. Wonder how I get my money back, short of contacting my credit card company.

  • Chris

    I see a problem with the Evernote integration. Every time you open a document it downloads it again from the web and when you close it, uploads it.

    This is going to eat into the monthly allowance from Evernote.