For the first time, Microsoft Office apps are now available for the iPhone/iPod touch, as iPad versions of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint, go universal. The news comes on the same day that the Windows maker has announced plans to also bring Office to Android devices.
With Office on nearly every device, it’s incredibly important to us that customers have a consistent experience and the ability to do more–anywhere and everywhere. So, starting today, people can create and edit Office content on iPhones, iPads, and soon, Android tablets using Office apps without an Office 365 subscription.
After years of development, Microsoft released Microsoft Word for iPad, Microsoft Excel for iPad, and Microsoft PowerPoint for iPad in March.
Earlier this month, the company announced that the next version of Office for Mac will arrive in the second half of 2015. This will include new versions of Word for Mac, Excel for Mac, PowerPoint for Mac, and OneNote for Mac. As if to appease Mac users, Microsoft has also announced the release of the newest version of Outlook for Mac.
On Tuesday, Microsoft and Dropbox announced a new partnership that will bring new features to the Dropbox and Office iOS apps.