Office for iOS has been talked about so many times that we thought that it will make an entry with a huge splash. Turns out it wasn’t so, and Microsoft quietly made Office Mobile for the iOS platform. The app is free and is currently available in the US only, with other regions to follow soon. There’s a catch however. Users are required to have an Office 365 subscription in order to use the app. However, the installation doesn’t count to the five PC/Mac installations limit.
Office Mobile allows to create new Excel and Word files on your iOS device or view and edit spreadsheets, docs and Powerpoint files on Microsoft’s cloud services, or pinned to emails. Users cannot create new Powerpoint files from their iPhone however.
The app is available for only iPhone and iPod users with iOS 6.1 installed for now, while the iPad users will have to do with the Office web apps. There’s still no word on the Android availability yet, but we’d be glad if Microsoft could bring the app to the ecosystem and in exchange, Google could return the favor by building proper apps for its services on Windows Phone.
Users in the US can get the app from here.