Microsoft has thrown good news for the users of Office 365 by making the software free for its subscribers. Well, the iPhone and Android users of Office Mobile can now view, and edit their Office documents without having to pay any subscription fee.
Earlier also the Office Mobile was free for users to download, but they can only view the documents using the application, while they needed to pay for the Office 365 subscription to create or edit Word, Excel and Powerpoint files.
It has to be noted that the smartphone version of this application is not too robust as it is limited for light editing and note taking. For instance, using Office 365 you can type, search, comment and do basic font formatting on Word documents and filter, search and do five simple mathematical operations in Excel spreadsheets and open an already existing PowerPoint presentation and edit a slide text, but cannot create new presentations.
And, the tablet users have still not become fortunate as the Microsoft productivity suite is not supported by such large screen device yet. And, users will have to seek the help of other similar applications to create, view and edit their documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
In addition to this boon for the iPhone and Android smartphone users, there is good news for those with tablets as well. The Redmond based software giant has released the Office Mobile application for iPad and has revealed that it will soon be launching one with support for Android tablets as well. The Office for iPad can be downloaded on iPad running on iOS 7.0 or above.