Microsoft is now putting its best effort to enter the iOS atmosphere. The company already has couple of apps for the iOS devices and now the software giant has unveiled free Office for iPhone and iPad.
The new offering from Microsoft targeted to the iPad and iPhone uses will allow users to create and edit documents in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The company also released standalone Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for the iPhone. Moreover, for Android users, the company has also released a new preview of these apps.
Via a blogpost, the company said, "With Office on nearly every device, it's incredibly important to us that customers have a consistent experience and the ability to do more-anywhere and everywhere. So, starting today, people can create and edit Office content on iPhones, iPads, and soon, Android tablets using Office apps without an Office 365 subscription."
However, an Office 365 subscription is needed for premium features, including more advanced editing of Word docs, images and charts. All the three Office apps have received phone-optimized user interfaces.
It should be noted that the new apps for iPhone for Word, Excel and PowerPoint will replace the existing Office Mobile app. Office for iPhone arrived last year, while the iPad version landed in March and has seen over 40 million downloads.
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