iOS and Android apps are now free.
Microsoft’s Office apps for iOS initially launched as a free app for the iPhone and Android smartphones. However, the iPad apps consisted of individual apps for Word, Excel and PowerPoint. While the iPad were met with positive reviews, you could only edit documents if you have an existing Office 365 subscription.
Now, Microsoft revamping its Office apps for iOS Android by making the apps universal on all smartphones and tablets – and they made it free – well, technically. You can now create, edit and view documents on these apps and other features such as adding designs and using custom templates would require the Office 365 subscription.
Still, creation of new documents is now free, making these apps a notable must-have on any iPad. Add to that the ability to save documents on Dropbox and it can basically replace the default iWork apps that usually come with new iOS devices.