Microsoft Office app finally arrives for iPhone

By Salvador Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times 

Microsoft Office users with iPhones rejoice: Word, PowerPoint and Excel are now available on your smartphone.

The Redmond, Wash., software giant released Office Mobile for the Apple smartphone Friday, finally bringing heavy Office users a way to edit their files on the go from their device.

The app can be downloaded from the App Store and allows users to edit recent files they have been working on that are saved in their SkyDrive.

“After signing in to an Office 365 account, you can access, view and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents from anywhere,” Microsoft said in a statement.

The app is free to download but not everyone will be able to use it. You’ll need a subscription for Office 365 in order to use the app’s document-editing features. Those subscriptions vary in price depending on whether you’re a student, professional or a large company, but the Office 365 for Home subscription costs $100 annually.

Office Mobile for iPhone will work with the iPhone 4, 4S and 5 and with the fifth generation of the iPod Touch. No word on when there will be an Office Mobile app for Android.

 

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