Microsoft released Office for iPad today after years of speculation. For most iPad users, this might not mean much. But for those who work in a corporate environment who own iPads, this is kind of a big deal.
When I’m at home, my main “computing” device is an iPad. I like to sit on the couch with my iPad and catch up on the day’s news. Every once in awhile, I have to catch up on work. A lot of my work at the office is done on Microsoft Word and Excel. Up until today, that meant firing up my laptop and logging into my laptop. Now, no more. I can open up documents from my iPad and view them without going to my laptop.
Office for iPad is a free download. The app lets you view Office documents for free. If you’d like to edit or create files, it requires a Microsoft Office 365 account. For those in corporate America, this should be no problem as your company will likely cover the cost of the subscription which is $99 a year.
From the reviews it sounds like the apps are great to use. You can download Word, Excel and Powerpoint from the App Store here.