14 JUN

Microsoft Releases ‘Office Mobile’ for iPhone for Office 365 Subscribers

by Marianne Schultz

If you’ve had a hankering for an official Microsoft Office app, today is your day to celebrate. Microsoft released Office Mobile for Office 365 Subscribers for iPhone today in the App Store. It’s a free download but requires a paid subscription to Microsoft’s cloud storage and software service.

Office 365 debuted in 2011 and offers several subscription levels for home and business users. The least expensive subscription costs $9.99 per month or $99 per year and allows the use of its software and service on up to five computers and five mobile devices.

I don’t have an Office 365 subscription so can’t tell you whether or not it’s worth the money. But if you’re considering subscribing and this new iPhone app will be critical for you, Engadget took it for a test spin and included lots of screenshots for you to feast your eyes on. According to Engadget, Office Mobile offers basic editing capabilities only, lacking the ability to add rows or columns within Excel or add slide transitions in Powerpoint though it’s possible Microsoft will add features to the app in the future.

If you don’t  want or need a subscription to be able to create and edit Microsoft Office files on your iPhone, I recommend Daviz’s Documents to Go which will also work on the iPad, unlike Office Mobile in this current iteration.

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    Microsoft Office Mobile

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    Microsoft Office Mobile is the official Office companion optimized for your iPhone. You can access, view and edit your Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint documents from...

3 Comments

  1. Ricardo

    Hi, the link doesn’t work. It is redirecting me to Monsters Inc Run by Disney.

    Anyway, I couldn’t find it on App Store Argentina. Is it just for US store?

  2. Bob

    I have a Office 365 account at work, but the site kept insisting I get an account in order to download office mobile. Typical nonsense from Microsoft. They’ll fix it after everybody’s too bored to care.

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