Microsoft’s Office app – a single application combining Word, Excel, and PowerPoint features – is accessible for iPads from the Apple App Store starting today, February 16. Microsoft authorities said recently to expect this application to appear in the App Store, yet didn’t say when that would occur.
The Office app, similar to its iPhone, Windows, and Android complements, is intended to give some of the most-used features from Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, alongside some connected abilities.
The Office app likewise permits clients to make PDFs, convert screenshots to PDF or PPT; embed notes into PDFs, and more.
Microsoft made the brought together Office app accessible for iOS and Android last February.
The new Office app for iPad requires iOS 13.0 or later. The Office app is a free download from the App Store. To unlock more than basic functionality, clients should subscribe to Microsoft 365 personal ($6.99 per month) or Microsoft 365 Family ($9.99 per month).
On an iPad 10.1-inch (or bigger), a subscription is needed to make and edit documents, as is illustrated in the App Store depiction. (Clients with cell phones with screens less than 10.1 inches can make and edit documents without signing into a Microsoft subscription.)
Microsoft’s Office mobile app was codenamed “Union”: This application was like – however, as per Microsoft – not quite the same as the unified Office app that Microsoft made accessible to Samsung Galaxy several years prior. That app additionally was a lightweight package of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Microsoft’s objective in making these lightweight, combined Office apps was to address the requirements of clients for whom full versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on their cell phones were overkill in terms of features and download size.
Microsoft likewise integrated its Lens technology into this app to make it simpler for clients to convert pictures into Word and Excel documents, scan PDFs, and capture whiteboards.
The application additionally is intended to work on the way toward making quick notes, signing PDFs, and transferring files/documents between gadgets.