19 Jun Microsoft Office Now Available To iPhone Users
For the Microsoft Office fans among you, no longer must you make do with Office alternatives such as Apple’s own iWork, Smart office, Google Drive, Quickoffice etc on your iPhone! You can now use Office on your iPhone to start editing Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents natively.
While the app is free to download from the App Store, the only catch is, you need an Office 365 subscription to actually use it.
What Do You Get With The iPhone Version Of Office?
To optimize the small screen real estate, Microsoft have created ‘mini’ versions of Word, Excel and Powerpoint, which like the Office Mobile version for Windows Phone, places an emphasis on the touch interface. When using Office for iPhone, it allows you to edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents from your iPhone. You can also create new documents in Word and Excel. Your documents are synced via the Office 365 cloud so you can access your documents on your PC or Mac as well as your iPhone. Documents are stored locally until you save, and only then does the copy in the cloud get updated.
The Office Mobile app is quite minimalist in appearance, with only 4 options in the bottom navigation menu: Recent, Open, New and Settings.