27 Mar 2014

Office for iPad is Here, Free For iPhone & Android

By Emil Protalinski at TNW

At an event in San Francisco today, Microsoft Office General Manager Julia White unveiled Office for iPad, featuring Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The new apps, which supports viewing but not editing for free, will go live in Apple’s App Store at 11:00AM PDT (2:00PM EST).

You can download them now right here: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Also, today wasn’t just about the iPad: Office for iPhone and Android phones is now completely free, Android tablet version coming ‘in the future’.

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint all have a ribbon interface just like the one in Office for Windows and OS X. The trio of apps are much more powerful on the tablet than the smartphone, but naturally don’t compare to the desktop versions.

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