Microsoft releases Office apps for iOS, now allows basic editing features for free

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Date: Friday, November 7th, 2014, 04:54
Category: iOS, News, Software

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If you’re going to get your product out there, it never hurts to release a decently functional version of it for free.

Per 9to5Mac, Microsoft announced on Thursday that it’s rolling out standalone Office apps for iPhone after releasing the Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps exclusively for iPad earlier this year. Microsoft previously had an “Office Mobile” app for iPhone that integrated features of all three Office apps, but today’s release of standalone Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for iPhone are officially replacing Office Mobile as Microsoft’s Office solution for iPhone.


Microsoft is also delivering updates for the Office iPad apps that include new features along with the ability to create and edit for free. The ability to edit previously required a paid subscription to Office 365. The company also said the updates make sure the apps offer “a consistently beautiful and productive Office experience on every device.” The apps are also getting Dropbox support, something the companies announced earlier this week.

The new Office apps for iPhone and iPad are available as universal downloads starting today— Word, Excel, PowerPoint— and available in 29 languages and 136 countries.

Microsoft Office for iOS requires an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 7.0 or later to install or run. If you’ve tried the new versions and have any feedback to offer, let us know in the comments.

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