Monday, March 31, 2014

Microsoft Office Comes To iPad And Android


Since the iPad was first introduced in 2010, it’s been difficult for most to use as a production tool. Lots of us still rely on our computers for the heavy lifting and day to day tasks. We think of tablets more as consumption devices since they’re easy to cuddle up with on the couch. While Apple has iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote) for the iPad and it does “okay,” it’s certainly no Microsoft Office.

After hearing rumors for well over a year now, you productivity gurus will be glad to know Office is now available for both iPad and Android. For this post, we’ll focus mostly on the iPad.

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The apps are all free to download. You can view Office documents for free in any of them, but an Office 365 subscription is required to edit or create documents. If you’re thinking to yourself that Microsoft’s strategy here puts Google Drive right in their cross-hairs, you’d be correct.

It’s no doubt a hit, given that it hit the number one spot in the App Store after just 12 hours of availability. You can also download the mobile versions for iPhone and Android smartphones that gives you some (not all) Office capabilities.

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