Microsoft Releases Office Mobile Apps For Free For iPhone And Android Devices

Office Mobile iPhone

Along with the announcement about the availability of Office for iPad, Microsoft quietly released free Office Mobile apps for iOS and Android devices. Previously, you require Office 365 subscription to use Office Mobile apps on these platforms, now Microsoft is offering them under freemium model. You can download the apps for free and use it for viewing and presenting. If you want to create or edit the documents, you need to have a Office 365 subscription.

Just like Office Mobile for Windows Phone, we are making Office Mobile for iPhone and Android phones free for everyone. With Office Mobile, you have the ability to view and edit your Office content on the go.

Office Mobile is available in the App Store and Google Play.

About the author  ⁄ pradeep

Pradeep, a Computer Science & Engineering graduate.

  • counterblow

    You are incorrect. You could view documents without an o365 subscription before but needed one to create. Nothing has changed.

    • Milorad

      Not true at all, everyone now have free office, IPhone and Android users now can read and edit documents on the go, but they can only save documents to OneDrive not phone.

      • counterblow

        Bullshit. o365 is absolutely required to create documents and it has always been free to view.

        • zedopinhal

          Bullshit, you!
          Read the fucking app description on iTunes or Google Play before you speak crap.
          Milorad is [unfortunately] correct! You need a Microsoft Account (like a Outlook e-mail account) that is 100% free to be able to create/edit files in iOS/Android MS Office.

          Microsoft screw another selling point of Windows Phone and Windows RT (that never had many to begin with).
          iOS and Android got XBox Achievements, better Microsoft apps updated more regularly and now Office. By the other hand, Windows Phone lost the camera button and other physical buttons.
          Never thought I would say this, but when time comes to get a new phone, if WP8.1 isn’t incredibly amazing and revolutionary, Android here I go…

          • counterblow

            That’s what I fucking said! Milorad is WRONG in saying you needed an o365 sub just to view before. NOTHING has changed with the usage model.

        • Milorad

          It is not BS m8, if you have friend with Android phone or iOS, let him install and you will see, I tried with my friend and you just need to have Microsoft account.

          • counterblow

            Not to view and never has been required to view. Nothing has changed in the subscription model.

  • LPHeadstrong

    Nice to see Windows Phone still has the advantage with the ability to create and/or edit documents.

    • Milorad

      Unfortunatly not anymore.

      • LPHeadstrong

        How do you mean? Without a 365 subscription iOS users still can’t create or edit documents. On WP8 that’s still completely free without a subscription. Plus if we’re talking tablet vs tablet you don’t need a subscription with Windows RT/8 tablet either.

        • Milorad

          Yes they can with today’s new version of office mobile for iPhone https://itunes.apple.com/app/id541164041, now is possible to edit documents without office 356 subscription, only thing is that you can only save document to onedrive, not on the phone directly.

          • http://flickr.com/daiax DaiaX

            That is the ability of Office Online and Onedrive, free.

          • Milorad

            I’m talking about app, not online via browser, and it is ability of new office mobile for iPhone and Android, they basically now have same service as Windows Phone, only difference is that they need to save document on onedrive not on the phone directly, so basically Microsoft again screwed windows phone users.

          • http://flickr.com/daiax DaiaX

            Never talking about accessing via browser. They just use existing service.

          • LPHeadstrong

            Well that sucks. Besides Nokia’s build quality, what’s the advantage of a WP from Microsoft? Achievements and Office were the two selling points. If the next version of Android rumour is anything to go by they won’t even have the enterprise advantage.
            Nokia is the main reason I chose WP and they’re the only reason I haven’t strayed. Microsoft have an awesome platform but it’s not their main mobile focus. It’s a real shame.

          • Milorad

            I know exactly how are you feeling. I’m disappointed too.