Microsoft Office for iPad Released

Microsoft held a press event yesterday to officially announce Office for iPad. And if that’s not good enough for you, they also released it just a few hours later. The suite of apps includes Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. They’re all free to download, but before you get too excited, have a listen to the caveats.

First off, what you get for free is the ability to read and view your documents. To edit them or create new documents, you must subscribe to Office 365, which costs $10 per month or $100 per year. (An alternate plan, Office 365 Personal, is coming this spring and will cost $7 per month). And while the apps offer most features of their PC counterparts, a few have been left on the cutting room floor.

But overall, the reception has been very positive. You can read the reviews from TechCrunch, Engadget, and Mashable for details.