After several years of rumors, Microsoft has finally released Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad into the app store. During a media event in San Francisco, Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella announced Office for iPad, which is now available for download in the app store for free. Microsoft Office suite of app consists of Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad. You can download Office for iPad from the links below…
Microsoft has made all these Office apps for iPad available for free, wherein apps are free to view the documents, but for creating or editing the documents, Microsoft 365 subscription is required, which costs $6.99/year for personal use, and $9.99/month, or $99.99/year for the Home Premium edition that can be used on up to 5 Macs/PCs and 5 tablets. A 30 days free trial is also available.
You can also sync all your Office documents across multiple devices with a Microsoft OnDrive account. Google Docs like real time collaboration support will also be available on Office for ipad, where all users’ edits are reflected immediately across all devices.
Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad support all the standard Office files and also integrates with Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage. Unfortunately, all the office suite apps for iPad do not offer Dropbox, Google Drive and other popular cloud storage solutions support.
An iPhone version of Office mobile is already available in the app store since last year, but Office for iPad was held up until Microsoft sorted some issues with Windows 8 tablets variant of the suite.
Download Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad
Here are the the links to the app store listing of all the three office suite apps which can be downloaded for free with limited capability:
Word for iPad
Excel for iPad
PowerPoint for iPad
*Requires iOS 7 or late.
Now the question is, with all the apps of Apple’s iWork suite for iOS available for free for all new devices, are you willing to pay $99/year for Microsoft Office for iPad?