Microsoft finally released Office for iPad. The price, however, poses a big obstacle for the average user. Each app is free to download, but Microsoft requires an Office 365 subscription and charges users $9.99/month (or $99.99/year for it). Subscribers get access to Microsoft Office 2013 for Windows or 2011 for Mac, plus the online versions, extras like OneDrive, formerly SkyDrive, storage and more.
Some people won’t want to pay even $9.99/month for the privilege. That’s why we recommend these great free Office for iPad Alternatives.Quickoffice
Many app makers have brought Microsoft Office-compatible apps to Android smartphones, but CloudOn decided to bring MS Office to the Android platform via the cloud with their CloudOn service and app. CloudOn is similar to the Onlive Desktop app, which also gives users a Microsoft Office virtual environment on tablets, or LogMeIn with their free Cubby app, which lets users control their own computer. But neither of those competitors supports smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy Note and Note II and more, in the way that CloudOn does.
CloudOn brings Office to mobile devices via a virtual environment served through the Internet. They began with the iPad and then [...]
There are a number of Office apps for Android, but when it comes to a full featured Office experience fitting the collaboration needs of corporate employees most of the apps out there don’t bring everything to the table.
CloudOn impressed me with the iPad app that delivers a very full-featured Office for iPad experience, even though there are limitations, and today the company announced CloudOn for Android.
CloudOn for Android is a new Office app that includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint Office apps, complete with the ribbon bar that most corporate workers are familiar with. Check out our early hands on with CloudOn for Android in the video below.
Yesterday Kevin posted about the OnLive Desktop App and service that will allow iPad users to have a virtual Windows 7 desktop on their Tablet. While CloudOn isn’t a full Windows desktop experience, instead focusing on creating and using Office documents, we are starting to see a trend here and there is even some noise about Microsoft bringing some of its Office Apps to iOS. Obviously iPad users are looking to use their Tablets for some office work and developers are doing their best to provide them with alternatives.
CloudOn at the moment is a free App and service. Keep in mind that after releasing the App last week, CloudOn very quickly announced that it was [...]