Office Online Now Available in the Chrome Web Store

Office Online is a free version of select Office applications offered by Microsoft. Microsoft recently rebranded the product, it was previously called Office Web Apps. Office Online competes primarily with Google Docs. Later today Chrome users will be able add Word Online, PowerPoint Online and OneNote Online to the Chrome App launcher to create new Office documents online with a single click from your desktop.  Excel Online will be coming to the web store shortly.

The “app” in the Chrome Web Store is simply a link to that redirects a user to the Office Online website. Microsoft is embarking on the strategy of making Office available on all platforms. Office for iPad was recently released and the Redmond software giant announced that it would also be coming to Android tablets in the near future. A demo of a touch version of Office for Windows 8 was shown at the 2014 Build conference in San Francisco.


At the time of publishing the ‘apps’ were not live in the Chrome Web Store.

Source: Office Blog


  • Vương Vi-Nhuyễn – 王微軟

    I’ve just downloaded all of ’em. 😀

  • LPHeadstrong

    I hope this leads to Google throwing a few official apps towards W8/WP8

  • freeman

    This is an admission that Chromebooks are not as bad as they would have us believe.

    • nohone

      No, Chromebook is still bad and an abysmal failure. How is posting a link to the OneDrive web site that uses standard HTML an admission that Chromebooks are doing well? Does that mean that Google releasing a SDK for Windows Phone developers mean that WP is a success? Of course there are more Windows Phones sold than Chromebooks, more Surfaces sold than Chromebooks, but you would not hesitate to claim those are failures. But something that sells a fraction of WP or Surface, and you are creating reasons to make us believe it is doing well.

      • freeman

        lol, most major PC & Microsoft OEM manufacturers are now building a Chromebook & they now have official office support.

        That’s a major victory against the scroogled campaign who claimed

        ‘Chromebook can’t install Office and that’s where the problems begin. Many of your documents (like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) will often appear with wacky formatting because Chromebook uses cheap imitations of Office. So the user gets poor substitutes for the real thing’

        I wonder is this because districts&schools all over the US including 7 of the ivy leagur , Canada, to Malaysia & as far as New Zealand are going Google Apps on Chromebooks. Not bad for a device you say is failing.