Microsoft releases Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad, and the new release will join the pre-existing OneNote for iPad as Microsoft expands is range of apps tailored to Apple’s iPad.
Some iPad users have been waiting for an Office app since the launch of the Cupertino’s tablet back in 2010. Many got tired of waiting for Microsoft to release these applications for iPad and have gotten used to Apple’s iWork and other options available.
The new Office will be based on a freemium pricing model, which means you will be able to view document in the app for free, but will need a Microsoft 365 subscription if you would like to create and edit documents. The subscription costs are $6.99/month or $69.99/year for personal use, and $9.99/month or $99.99/year for the Home Premium plan, a 30-day free trial is also available. You will also be able to use the apps on up to 5 PCs or Macs and 5 tablets.
Word, Excel and PowerPoint will be available to download as separate apps – free for viewing and presenting – for the iPad, and will be available to download at 11am PST. Editing the documents will of course require Office 365 subscription, as already mentioned above. We will, of course, update this post with direct links to the apps once they go live, so stay tuned for more updates!