Microsoft Releases Office 365 App For iPhone, Supports Microsoft Word, Excel And PowerPoint Editing

office for iPhone

Microsoft today released one of the most awaited app on iOS platform, Microsoft Office. The new Office 365 app for iPhone consists of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. All three apps now offers light-weight editing similar to the Windows Phone counterparts. The only difference is that Windows Phone version of Office is a free app and comes pre-installed on all Windows Phone devices whereas Office 365 app for iPhone requires you to subscribe to Office 365 subscription.

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App Description:

Please note: An Office 365 subscription is required to use this app.

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 virtually anywhere. Documents look like the originals, thanks to support for charts, animations, SmartArt graphics and shapes. When you make quick edits or add comments to a document, the formatting and content remain intact.

KEY FEATURES:
Access documents from virtually anywhere:
* Cloud – With your phone, you can access Office documents that are stored on SkyDrive, SkyDrive Pro, or SharePoint.**
* Recent Documents – Office Mobile is cloud-connected. The documents you’ve recently viewed on your computer are readily available on your phone in the recent documents panel.
* Email Attachments – You can view and edit Office documents attached to email messages.

Office documents look stunning:
* Great-Looking Documents – Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents look great on your phone, thanks to support for charts, animations, SmartArt Graphics, and shapes.
* Optimized for phone – Word, Excel and PowerPoint have been optimized for the small screen of your phone.
* Resume Reading – When opening a Word document from SkyDrive or SkyDrive Pro on your phone, it automatically resumes at the place where you left off reading, even if you last viewed the document on your PC or tablet.
* Presentation Views – The Slide Navigator view in PowerPoint lets you browse slides faster, while speaker notes help you practice your presentation.

Make quick edits and share:
* Edit – You can make quick edits to Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents.
* Documents Remain Intact – Formatting and content remain intact when you edit Word, Excel, or PowerPoint documents on your phone.
* Edit While Offline – Your device doesn’t have to be continuously connected to the network to work on an Office document that is stored online. You can view and edit recently used documents even while you’re offline. Your changes will be saved online when your device reconnects to the network or to Wi-Fi.
* Create – You can create new Word and Excel documents on your phone.
* Comments – You can review comments that have been made in Word and Excel documents on your phone and add your own comments.
* Share – When you’re done with your edits or comments, simply send the document in email or save it to SkyDrive or SharePoint.

Requirements:
* An Office 365 subscription is required to use this app.
* Compatible with iPhone 4, 4S, and 5, iPod Touch 5th Generation. Requires iOS 6.1 or later.
* Microsoft Office 2013 on a PC is needed for features like recent documents and resume reading.

**Office 365 account and setup necessary. Data connection required. Storage limits and carrier fees apply.

Download it here from iTunes Store.

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  • NGM123

    There goes a huge reason to buy a WP

    • Mason

      Not really, you still need a subscription to Office 365. I use an iPhone and I would prefer free. So it still gives WP8 an advantage.

      • MSFTmanJosh

        very true

  • counterblow

    Microsoft is about to make millions off of rubes.

    • techieg

      Well, this may also mean Apple is making tons of money too because last I heard Apple wanted 30% of sales from Microsoft apps. Except if there is a work around that the app is free to download and install but only usable with the cloud service subscription.

      • counterblow

        They only get a cut if someone subscribes through the phone. No one can stop them from going out to 0365.com and getting a subscription. You can ONLY use this app with a subscription.

        • techieg

          Smart move by MS. I will be surprised if subscriptions are even allowed or possible through the app itself so as not to have Apple get their greedy 30% cut.

      • FateStayNight

        I was wondering about that as well. I remember when the original plan for office for iphone was torpedoed because microsoft wanted a different deal but apple wouldn’t budge on the cut. Did they work it out? Bing for Siri in exchage for office on the apple store without a cut and perhaps a delay on an android version launch?

  • viipottaja

    How about bringing this PPT functionality to the WP version as well, MS?

    • viipottaja

      My bad. Clicked + on my WP and does not give any PPT templates. Why? It does have the PPT in the “Sample documents” though.