Microsoft in a recent event launched its Office suite on iOS and Android for free. The software giant latest move will now allow anyone to use the Office without worrying about the subscription of Office 365. Starting today that is, November 7th, you need not to worry about the paid subscription and can edit the documents on the cloud. The latest move from Redmond giant, company is expected to lure more users to its suite.
Available at the App Store and Google Play Store, the company has divided the entire suite into its individual apps. One has to download the Excel, Word and PowerPoint separately. However, one major advantage here would be that all of these apps come with a Dropbox integration for a seamless cloud storage.
iOS users will be able to take the full advantage of the apps from today; however, Android users have to wait till early 2015. Microsoft will launch the updated free apps for the Android users in the year 2015.
The apps seem to be free, but there are few features that are only available for the Office 365 subscribers. For example, if you want to add a few columns or tables, the Excel app will require a subscription. Same goes with the Office app when you change a document from landscape to portrait or vice-versa for that matter.
The least price you can pay for the unlocked version of the apps is nearly 430 INR ($6.99). This plan gives you one terabyte of OneDrive cloud storage and a full access of these apps.
However, talking about the Office suite that Microsoft provides for Apple computers, the software is in need of an immediate update. The font and text look scrambled on the Retina MacBook Pros, which makes it nearly impossible for you to edit or create a document. Office for Mac isn’t yet optimised for the Retina display.