Great news for iPhone users – you can finally create and edit Excel and Word documents with ease on your smartphone! Microsoft is launching Office Mobile for iPhone which will optimize the features of the office package on Apple’s popular device.
The iPhone version of Microsoft’s Office will be made available via the company’s subscription plan Office 365. That means that you will be able to use it only if you subscribe to the service. However, already existing users can also get Office Mobile on their phone.
The iPhone-friendly version of Office is quite similar to the one seen on Windows Phone devices. Both programs will allow the viewing, editing and creating of Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents.
Apple fans will need to wait a bit more to get Office Mobile for iPads. The mobile version of Microsoft’s Office pack is still not optimized for iPads. However, it can be used at the lower resolution of 2x.
Microsoft allows Office 365 subscribers to download and use Office Mobile on up to five different iPhone devices. Moreover, users will also be able to enjoy the standard Office 365 offer which allows the programs on up to five PC devise. Simply said, subscribers will have the amazing chance to enjoy the Office package on five computers and five iPhones, or a total of ten devices. To get these benefits, Office 365 subscribers will not need to pay additional fees. Moreover, Microsoft will allow even Office 365 trial subscribers to take advantage of the offer and use Office Mobile.
Microsoft rolls out the iPhone-friendly version of Office in the US today (June 14th). Next week, the company will make the program available in nearly 140 more countries. In addition, as a start Office Mobile will support 27 languages.
The mobile version of Office can be downloaded by Apple’s app store. It can be used on iPhone 4 and 4s, as well as iPhone 5. Also, iPod Touch 5 owners can also download the program. The only requirement is that these devices must run on iOS 6.1 or higher.
It is interesting to see that Microsoft is introducing a native mobile application not on Google’s Android, but on Apple’s iOS.