Microsoft Office is currently available on iOS devices. They are available as standalone apps where can choose which one to download, depending on your needs. However, sometimes you might only need the app for basic features, but unfortunately, it will still require you to download the entire app.
However, according to a report from ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, she claims to have heard from her contacts that Microsoft could actually be planning some kind of unified Office Mobile app for iOS. What this means is that it will be a single app in which you will be able to do multiple things in it based on the different Office apps.
This means that in the event that you only need the basic features, you can just use this unified app instead of downloading all the individual apps, which could potentially help cut down on the clutter and storage. The idea of such an app isn’t new and it was actually previously announced for Samsung phones.
The description of the app reads, “The trusted Microsoft Office apps that let you create, edit, view and share files are now available for download as a single convenient app. Office Mobile includes the complete Word, PowerPoint, and Excel apps to offer a convenient office experience on the go.” No word on when this app could be launched, so until it does, take it with a grain of salt for now.