It’s too early to tell if Office’s popularity is due to curiosity or if an actual Office 365-paying audience is downloading the apps, though Word for iPad has already cracked Apple’s “Top Grossing” chart. Office for iPad also likely holds great appeal for businesses that are more inclined to sign Office 365 licensing agreements directly with Microsoft, which would be hidden from the App Store; the Office 365 Home subscription found in-app is for personal use only.
It appears pent-up demand for an iPad version of Microsoft’s productivity suite has propelled all three Office for iPad apps — Microsoft Word for iPad, Microsoft Excel for iPad and Microsoft PowerPoint for iPad — to the top of Apple’s iOS App Store for iPad. Microsoft introduced the apps on Thursday.
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In fact, if anything the chief complaints seem to be that Microsoft didn’t go far enough in creating a functioning Office suite for iPad, with users citing problems such as no Dropbox integration and lack of printing support.