After unveiling a preview edition earlier this year, Microsoft has officially introduced Office 2016 for Mac to Office 365 subscribers.
All five of the programs – Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, and Outlook – have each received major overhauls that fully support the Retina displays of modern Mac laptops and desktops. Each program is also compatible with Mac-centric features like the Full Screen view and Multi-Touch trackpad gestures.
Here’s a quick promo video from Microsoft. Click here if you can’t see it.
Anyone who is familiar with Microsoft’s ribbon interface should be right at home in the new version of the productivity suite. Each program is also cloud connected to make it easy to pick up where you left off on another device.
You can subscribe to Office 365 starting at $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year to receive access on one Mac or PC and to the iOS Office suite.
The Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps are universal and designed for both the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini. You can do basic document creation, viewing, and editing for free. Other functions require an Office 365 subscription.
I’ve been trying out Office 2016 on my Mac since it was released in March and have really been pleased. At least for me, it has been more useful than Apple’s free productivity options, and I’m finally taking the plunge and becoming an Office 365 subscriber. Thankfully, Microsoft is pledging to release new updates every quarter to keep the software fresh.
For other news today, see: Readdle’s Spark email app gains new features but loses some, Get a movie for your flight in minutes with Digiboo Zones, and Has the time come to upgrade to iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan?