Microsoft Office used to cost $10 a month for Android and Apple phones, but as of last week, it is now free.
Up to this point, only people with Windows phones could use the programs in Office without paying a fee.
This is all part of a new strategy for Windows under CEO Satya Nadella, who wants the company’s products to be aimed at all users, not just those running a Windows platform. Since Windows phones are sold at a fraction of the volume of Android and Apple phones, this will generate a variety of new user accounts for Office Mobile.
Office Mobile allows users to view and edit documents from their phones like they would on their computers. While there are other programs that allow you to do this on your phone, many of them have compatibility issues with Word documents. Now you can finish your report, take notes and write essays, all from your smartphone.
Users can download the software from Google Play or the Apple App Store.