Microsoft Office Available for iPad Users in a Single App
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Microsoft has unified Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in a single iPad-optimized app. This is a great way to save iPad users from downloading the apps separately.
The app is called Office, a place bringing together the trio of important publishers. As of this writing, the company has not revealed any plan about whether it will remove the individual download option from them in the future.
It is rolling out and should be available for free to iPad Air, iPad, and iPad mini users in the days to come.
Microsoft's Office app unifies Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
The app is primarily designed for mobile tasks with some useful tools such as the ability to quickly create PDF files or sign documents.
iPad users can use the app to snap a picture of a document and turn it into a Word file or turn a picture of a table into an editable Excel spreadsheet. What’s more, the app also lets users use stored images in the device to create a PowerPoint presentation.
Sending the documents from the app directly to the cloud is also possible.
The app will be made available on Apple's App Store for iPad users to download. To use all of the features, users need a Microsoft 365 subscription ($6.99/ month or $69.99/year). It requires iPadOS 13 or later to use the Office app.
In February, the company also launched a unified Microsoft Office app for iPhone and Android. Previously, the Office apps were available individually.