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Microsoft Word for iOS review: This classic word processor shines on every device

Jeffery Battersby | Dec. 9, 2014
A few months back, when Microsoft first released Word for iPad, there were wildly varying responses, from, "Who cares and who uses Word any more?" to "I've been waiting forever for this!" to "Wait, what? I have to pay to use this app?" But, no matter what camp you were in, there was one reality: Word for iPad was (and is) an excellent iOS word processor--an Office app for your iOS device that offers substantial document creation and editing tools, with an interface that's clutter-free, so creating and editing documents on your iPad is a cinch.

Bottom line 

Spotty multi-user editing aside, Word for iOS is a continued improvement over the initial offering of the app. Free editing for many documents, direct access to files stored in Dropbox, and an app you can now use to edit Word files on your iPhone combine to make Word for iOS and essential tool for anyone who needs to create and edit Office documents on their iOS devices.


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