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March 28, 2014, 5:55 pm

Slightly confused (happens easily). You say that with the free version you can not create, only view. However it seems (according to that with the iPhone (as opposed to iPad) version you can view, create and edit, but not on the on the Android version (which misses out on 'create', likewise the WP version).
Whereas over on the Google Play store, for Office Mobile it states:
"Sign in with a free Microsoft account to create, edit and save documents for home use. A qualifying Office 365 subscription is required to create, edit and save documents for business use"


March 28, 2014, 6:09 pm

I suppose you could use the iPhone version on the iPad, but it wouldn't be a great experience. I see your point about the confusion, though. I haven't spent much time with the iPhone app yet.


March 28, 2014, 6:18 pm

Wow, that was a quick reply, before my comment even got through the censors. Meantime I had edited my post...
Do you know which of Microsoft's two pieces of information is correct for the Android version (ie can you , or can you not, create)? Play store says you can, web site ( says you can't.


March 28, 2014, 7:50 pm

Ha, yes. Sorry about that. The system is meant to auto approve if I reply, but obviously didn't!

Anyway, in answer to your question I don't know. I'll spend a bit more time over the weekend getting to know the apps (iOS and Android) and get back to you.

On a wider point, though, the interesting thing for me is at what point does it become worth paying for Office 365? The way I see it, the only killer Office app these days is Excel.

On Apple, at least, Pages and Keynote are pretty robust (and free). They do everything the majority of people need. That just leaves Excel. Excel is the only application, for me, that a great deal of people simply can't live without.

Bryan R.

March 28, 2014, 9:13 pm

You can do all your editing on through Safari on the iPad. It's also linked to OneDrive so you can use the iPad app as a viewer / presenter. Office Online actually has more functionality than Office for iPad.


March 29, 2014, 8:01 am

Office for iPad? No-brainer! iPad for Office? Hold fire there buddy!

Sure if you already have an iPad this makes complete sense. But for anyone thinking this could justify forking out on a shiny new iPad, just slow down a second.

Remember that on iPad you don't get any mouse or trackpad support (still hugely beneficial for anything other than light Excel and Powerpoint editing), or ability to connect any printer.

Honestly, take a look at Windows tablets which do support these hugely important features, and many of which are CHEAPER and come bundled with NO SUBSCRIPTION, fully featured Office (which also works fine with touch). Many also support active digitizer pen, which is brilliant for note making and annotating/reviewing documents, especially compared with iPad's stodgy capacitive stylus.

There are already more apps and games than you could ever want, and with tablets with full size USB you can plug in external devices (brilliant for occupying kids with movie library on long journeys) etc. etc.

I use a Dell Windows tablet (its amazing compared to my old iPad which my son just uses occasionally for certain games now), but both Dell and Lenovo offer great choices which you wont find on Amazon - yet.


March 29, 2014, 2:57 pm

Excellent point

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