Microsoft finally launched the much-awaited Office for iPad apps last month, and while the three apps â€” PowerPoint, Word and Excel â€” were free, users had to subscribe to the $9.99/month for editing documents.
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Microsoft released Office for iPad last week after years of rumors and speculation about the existence of the app. The four Office iPad apps, Excel, PowerPoint, Word and OneNote, have now crossed 12 million downloads on the App Store just in their first week.
Microsoft released Office for iPad after years of rumors and speculation last week. While the Office for iPad apps â€” PowerPoint, Word and Excel â€” can be freely downloaded from the App Store, youâ€™ll need an Office 365 subscription to edit documents.
Microsoft released Office Mobile for iPhone last year, that letÂ users access, view and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint documents on the go. The app required an Office 365 subscription, but Microsoft has now made Office Mobile for iPhone free for home use.
Microsoft finally released Word, Excel and Powerpoint apps for iPad for free earlier today. But, the free apps only allow you to only view documents. You need to get the Office 365 subscription, which costsÂ $6.99/month or $69.99/year if you want to edit or create documents.
At its media event in San Francisco, Microsoftâ€™s new CEO Satya Nadella announced Office for iPad, after several years of rumors of its existence. The Office for iPad suite of app consists of Word, Excel and Powerpoint, and will go live on the App Store at 11 am PT today. [Update: Download links at the bottom]
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is hosting his first press event as Microsoft CEO next week in San Francisco. The March 27th event will focus on Microsoft’s new “mobile first, cloud first” strategy and will include an announcement about the rumored version of Office for the iPad, reports The Verge.