Microsoft has finally made a move to bring the company's widely used Office Suite to the Apple iPad. The new app was announced today in San Francisco and is available today for iPad owners via Apple App store.
The apps have the same familiar look and feel that is found in the desktop versions of Office, while offering a fantastic touch experience built from the ground up for iPad. With the free versions of the apps, you can read your Word documents, view your Excel data and present with PowerPoint. Your documents will look no different than they do on your PC and Mac.
For those users wanting to do more than just basic tasks, they'll have to pay for an Office 365 subscription. This will allow for more advanced tasks, such as editing documents or accessing OneDrive for Business.
Your Office 365 subscription not only gets you the Office for iPad apps installed on up to 5 tablets, but also 5 copies across Office for your PCs and Macs. With one subscription all of your devices are covered, so you can work the way you want.
The Office suite is available as three separate apps: Microsoft Word for iPad, Microsoft Excel for iPad, and Microsoft PowerPoint for iPad.
Not wanting to leave out iPhone and Android users Microsoft has also released Office Mobile for iPhone and Android phones free. With Office Mobile, you have the ability to view and edit your Office content on the go directly from your smartphones. Office Mobile is available in the App Store and Google Play.
For more details on the new apps checkout the official announcement via the Microsoft Office Blog.