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Microsoft Office Mobile App for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and iPad Mini

Mobile Versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iOS

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Office Mobile for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and iPad Mini has arrived and includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint. It is also free to download!

Compatibility – iOS Devices Office Mobile Works On

While these apps were specifically built for iPhone 5, Office Mobile will run on the iOS 6.1 operating system or later, including iPod Touch (5th generation), iPad, and iPad Mini. That said, for iPad, you should check out Microsoft Office for iPad. Its full features are not available for free (you need to purchase an Office 365 subscription plan), but it will offer you a more comprehensive experience.

Quick Overview: Microsoft Mobile Office for iPhone User Interface and Experience

If you have used Microsoft Office for Windows Phone, you will likely experience a similar feel in the user interface and modalities of Mobile Office for iOS, though not every feature available for Windows Phone will be offered through this app. It is a more streamlined version than your desktop Office experience, as well.

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2014 Review of Microsoft Office Mobile for iPhone

Where to Get Office Mobile for iPhone

Ready to just get started? The Office Mobile for iPhone suite is free from the Apple store.

Try Mobile Office for iPhone with Office 365 for Free

You may be wondering how to try Mobile Office for iOS along with Office 365 without committing to a plan. Luckily, a 30-day free Office 365 trial will also allow you to test drive the Mobile Office app.

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Device Limits and Office 365 Subscriptions

Office 365 subscribers have grown familiar with the device limits imposed under these new monthly or annual plans, which is five devices for most plans.

Understanding Office Software Subscriptions

The good news is, Office Mobile for iPhone app installations do not count against the limit of five devices for non-mobile versions of the suite. This means you could, for example, have five iPhones outfitted with Office Mobile as well as five installations of Office 2013 on your non-mobile PCs or Macs.

Office 365 and Office 2013. . .What's the Difference?

Nearly all Office 365 subscription plans will allow you to add on use of Office Mobile for iOS.

If you do jump in, please send word of your experience with the new apps. It’s an exciting step for Microsoft Office enthusiasts with iOS devices, and it will be interesting to see how well this solution addresses our community's productivity needs.

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