New Microsoft Office app with Dropbox integration, now available on iPhones

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After the successful rollout of Office for iPad earlier this year, Microsoft is now making a follow up release of the new Office apps from iPhone devices.

The software giant on Thursday revealed its new Office apps for iPhone and told consumers using any of its mobile apps will be able to create and edit Office documents without a cost.

Replacing the existing Office Mobile app are the new apps for iPhone for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint -- the iconic productivity suite of Microsoft. iPad apps are also getting an update.

Having this said, iPhone users who will get this app will now be able to create and edit documents, calculate spreadsheets and design presentations and graphics with the phone. All these things for free.

Those who would like to use premium features such as advanced editing of Word documents, images and charts would need to subscribe to an Office 365.

Microsoft's rollout of Office apps to Apple devices such as iPads and iPhone is in line with the company's goal to deliver services to businesses and consumers wherever they are, especially on mobile devices.

So far, the Office for iPad apps have posted around 40 million downloads since the official announcement in March. Microsoft Office exec Michael Atalla deemed this a phenonemal achievement. Approximately 150 updates have been rolled out to Office apps across all platforms, from which approximately one-third of them in the past three months.

As primary requirements to get the Office apps, or new Office app updates, the iPhone and iPad must be running iOS7 or later version. The new Office apps will also integrate Dropbox to make it easier for users of both Microsoft Office and Dropbox to sync or collaborate documents, spreadsheets, and presentations on tablets, smartphones and the Internet.


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