Official Office Mobile iPhone app lands in the UK App Store but iPad-friendly version is still a notable absentee
Microsoft has announced that its Office Mobile app is now available to download from the Apple App Store in the UK for the iPhone and is free to use for Office 365 subscribers.
Previously only available as a pre-installed application on Windows Phone handsets, iPhone users who can sign in with Microsoft Account details can now get access to Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel software to edit documents and draw up presentations on the way to work.
With cloud support courtesy of SkyDrive and SkyDrive Pro, you’ll be able to access content whenever you are connected and continue right from the point where you last reviewed the document on your desktop.
Formatting and layout should be consistent when viewing, editing or adding comments while built-in sharing means when you are done adding those finishing touches, you can send work as an email attachment or upload it to SkyDrive.
Optimized for the smaller screen surroundings of the iPhone, the application can technically work with the iPad but has been specifically designed for the Apple smartphone to get the best experience.
The arrival of the Office Mobile iPhone app comes after Microsoft announced Office 365 Home Premium and Businesses services earlier this year and will go up against similar offerings that already exist on the App Store which include Apple’s own iWork and Quickoffice.
Microsoft has not revealed any details or hinted as to when we can expect to see a dedicated iPad version or whether we can expect an Android app anytime soon either.
You can download the Microsoft Office Mobile iPhone app from the App Store now.
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