Microsoft releases Office Mobile app for iOS devices
Microsoft has released an Office Mobile app for iOS devices, which is available for free to download but, requires a subscription to Office 365 to run.
The app has been optimized for iPhone at the moment and once downloaded, Office 365 subscribers will be able to open and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents from just about anywhere.
In terms of functionality the iOS app is at par with the app present on Windows Phone 8 – which means that full range of capabilities available on a desktop version of the Office are not available in the iOS app.
Users will be able to create and edit Word and Excel documents but, they will only be able to edit PowerPoint documents and not create them. Documents in the recent list of the user’s compute will show up in the Recent Documents panel on the iOS app and they can continue editing the document from where they had left off.
“Documents look like the originals, thanks to support for charts, animations, SmartArt graphics and shapes,” reads the App Store description. “When you make quick edits or add comments to a document, the formatting and content remain intact.”
The app requires iOS 6.1 or later and supports iPhone 4, iPhone 5, iPad 3, iPad 4 and iPad mini. The app only available in the US version of the App Store as of now with international rollout slated starting next week.