Microsoft puts Office Mobile on iPhone

iPhone users can now use Microsoft’s Office Mobile product which is available as a free download from the AppStore

iPhones users can now use Microsoft’s Office Mobile product.

Available as a free download from the AppStore, Office Mobile for iPhone requires an Office 365 subscription, which costs £8.40 per user per month for the Small Business Premium version.

When asked if Microsoft would be releasing Office Mobile for Android, a Microsoft spokesman said: “Today our focus is on announcing Office Mobile for iPhone. We don’t have additional information to share.”

After signing in to an Office 365 account, users can access, view and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents from anywhere, Microsoft said.  

Julia White, general manager, Microsoft Office Division, said: “We made it quick and easy to access your Office content in the cloud on SkyDrive or SkyDrive Pro. When you're on your phone, you'll easily find the content you viewed on your computer in the Recent Documents panel. And, of course, you can view and edit Office documents sent in email.”

She said Office Mobile has been optimised for the small screen on smartphones: “The Slide Navigator allows you to page through PowerPoint presentations fast, while Speaker Notes help you practice presentations on the go. When reviewing Word documents on your phone, the Resume Reading feature takes you to the exact point in the document where you left off on your computer.”

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