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Microsoft finally launches its Office Mobile for iPhone on Apple App Store

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Microsoft finally launches its Office Mobile for iPhone on Apple App Store
Today, Microsoft has finally launched its Office Mobile application for iPhone and iPad, a gorgeous looking office suite supporting Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The application is free to download, but to use it you’d need an active Office 365 subscription.

The new Microsoft Office Mobile is fully optimized for the iPhone’s small display and it’s hooked to the cloud so you can view and edit your SkyDrive and SharePoint documents.

Just as you’d expect, you can edit documents on mobile and preserve the original formatting. Office Mobile for Office 365 subscribers is a cloud app, but you can still edit documents while you are offline and changes will get synced later on, when you go online. You can also see comments, create your own documents and share it all socially. Neatly, documents you have already opened resume at the place you left them and the app can also fire up so you can read email attachments on it.

Check it out at the source link right below.

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posted on 14 Jun 2013, 05:13 4

1. quyenqchau0813 (unregistered)

I'm sorry for demanding
but please review this app

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 05:35

5. quyenqchau0813 (unregistered)

OK it said only usuable, IF you have a 365 account
I thought it was free for those don't have an account
"I had dream
and my dream is done"

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 06:41 2

8. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)

Never give up on your dreams, just tap your heels thrice and you'll get there.

Sadly, Microsoft Office Mobile has been available on Windows Mobile since Windows 2003SE (PowerPoint has been available for Windows Mobile since at least Windows Mobile 5).

The two tragedies here are:
1. After over a decade of having "Mobile" versions of some of their "Office" applications, with 6 of those years having an available iPhone, they still can't release a Mobile version for iOS or at least make it cross-platform.
2. Windows Mobile is light years behind iOS and millennia and super light years behind Android. Not that many people would switch to it just for "Office".

It sucks that iOS users are still mobile less in this respect!!!

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 06:54 2

10. muhsen (Posts: 281; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)

hmmm, u r talking about windows mobile here not windows phone.... that's a pretty awkward comparison...its like comparing win xp with Mac OS 10.9
and As far as i know windows phone 8( not 7) is light years ahead of ios (hello ,wp has BT file transfer and usb mass storage and others iOS can dream of and still retain as much smoothness) and somehow near to android ( but still wp doesn't have usb OTG or RAR app for instance)....so people don't switch to wp for Office just like people don't switch to android for google maps!
also r u asking a company to give up one of its core weapons to other companies ?????

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 07:06 2

11. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)

My dear friend, R.I.F. (Reading is Fundamental). The article is about Office Mobile for iOS; my reply simply stated how long Office Mobile apps have been available for Windows Mobile which is utilized on Windows Mobile Phones. Don't be one of those cluelessly defensive twits who claims that Windows Phones are not the "Mobile" version of Microsoft Windows; it was Microsoft Windows Mobile 10 years ago and it still is.

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 05:14

2. Astro551 (Posts: 46; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)

nice, just as my university signs us up for office 365. now just need an android app (assuming it's not already out)

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 05:23

3. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)

looks like both companies have made an agreement.lot of microsoft services coming to apple.wonder what apple would do in return?

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 05:27 2

4. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)

maybe apple would help ms to port iapps to wp?

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 05:51

7. YourNightmare (Posts: 32; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)

Same question here...I though now all this apple nerds can use .doc files etc to use their HP printer, in case they don't got the iPrinter that uses .apple files and then I thought what can give apple back? No idea, that's a billion dollar question. (LoL I know I went far on this one xD)

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 06:45

9. muhsen (Posts: 281; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)

hmmm,u need an office 365 subscription and that needs money (not a small amount btw) so still its not that of an advantage..... specially when u know that windows phone doesn't have this limitation
also u can't create docs but u can only edit them,,,,, again unlike windows phone

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 07:09

12. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

If you look at the second picture, there's a button on the bottom that says "New," so I think you might be able to create documents

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 05:47 1

6. Samsomesh (Posts: 195; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)

Need android version for creating docs,etc.. And offline just like on desktop.. But it's not going to happen anytime soon..

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 15:15 1

13. zibbyzib2000 (Posts: 221; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

Microsoft bashes the iPad on its ads for not being able to have PowerPoint... Then they release the whole MS Office suite for iOS. It makes so much sense... NOT!!!

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 17:48

14. juanyunis (Posts: 73; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)

Exactly, i just figured out the same thing lol. "I guess PowerPoint is something i cannot do" not anymore.

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 18:31

15. Rager722 (Posts: 319; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)

I can see the death of Microsoft coming soon

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 10:22

16. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1583; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

I think that Microsoft is just testing the waters to see if Apple Iphone People are interested
enough in getting MS office through Microsoft's Office Subscription cloud based suite. for 99$ dollars a person gets to put it on 5 device including your smart phone. It's the Only way Microsoft could get Office on the Iphone and avoid Apple store fees because it's not on the Apple site

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