Microsoft Office fans who can’t put down their iPhones can take note: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are available on iOS as of Thursday. Better yet, they’re all free.
Previously, there were two different versions of the Microsoft Office apps for iOS mobile devices. There was the poorly received Office Mobile for iPhone, and the well received Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad. Thursday’s release takes the preferred iPad apps, updates them, and unifies the Microsoft Office experience for all devices running iOS 7 or higher, whether you have an Office 365 subscription or not.
Whether you’re using the app on your iPhone or your iPad, expect generally the same user experience with the same set of features in a slightly different interface for each. However, Corporate Vice President John Case said there’s still good reason to pay for a $7 per month Office 365 subscription and gain access to even more perks.
“Of course Office 365 subscribers will continue to benefit from the full Office experience across devices with advanced editing and collaboration capabilities, unlimited OneDrive storage, Dropbox integration and a number of other benefits,” said Case.
So far, the good news only expands to iOS users for now, while the best Android users can expect Thursday is a Microsoft Office preview app, which you need to sign up for first.
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