Microsoft announced today that it’s rolling out standalone Office apps for iPhone after releasing the Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps exclusively for iPad earlier this year. Microsoft previously had an “Office Mobile” app for iPhone that integrated features of all three Office apps, but today’s release of standalone Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for iPhone are officially replacing Office Mobile as Microsoft’s Office solution for iPhone.
Microsoft is also delivering updates for the Office iPad apps that include new features along with the ability to create and edit for free.
Sensible from Microsoft to remove the paid restriction of creating and editing in these apps and change to freemium. Between Microsoft Office, iWork and Google, the 3 big players now have equal footing on the app store.
Arguably, Google’s office-based apps are best for collaboration, Apple’s iWork are best for design and how your documents will look whilst the Microsoft Office suite has the power.