As we had reported earlier, Office for the iPad was officially launched not too long ago, and about time too considering that the app had been rumored to be in the works for a couple of years now (it has also been denied by Microsoft once or twice too).
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook seems to be pretty pleased by it and has since tweeted his congratulations to Microsoft and Satya Nadella for launching the app. Nadella tweeted in reply expressing his excitement at bringing the “magic” of Office to the iPad.
For those who missed our coverage, Office for iPad brings Word, Excel, and PowerPoint onto the tablet. The app itself is free for download but unfortunately that’s where it ends. Users will be able to view documents for free on their tablets, but if you wanted to edit it, you’d require an Office 365 subscription.
If you already have an Office 365 subscription, we guess this isn’t really an issue but for those who might have paid for standalone copies of Office, then it looks like you’ll have to fork out money for a subscription, or else all you’d be able to do is view documents. Granted there are alternative editing apps out there but going native is usually a more preferable solution.