After years of continuous rumors, Microsoft has finally launched its most popular Office applications for the iPad. It’s definitely not the best solution out there, given the fact that you can only read documents and not edit them, unless you’re willing to pay the crazy amount of $99/year for Office 365. Still, the service is the most reliable way to view and edit Office documents on the go.
If you’ve been asking yourself just how popular the apps have been on the App Store, well the apps topped the download charts for the first couple of days, and Microsoft has just announced that it has reached a staggering 12 million download milestone. Sadly Microsoft hasn’t spread the beans on how many of these downloads ended in Office 365 subscriptions, but it does prove that there is enough momentum in the market to do so.
At the moment you can edit documents on your smartphone and then view them on your iPad through OneDrive if that serves as a consolation, but hopefully the company changes its mind in years to come and makes the pricing something we can all afford.