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Whereas Google and Microsoft now offer a vast amount of free storage and a suite of full-featured productivity apps to all users, Apple still tries to make its customers cough up hard-earned cash for more than 5GB of space. And the less said about apps like Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, the better.
Given the ongoing issues, Apple users might have found an unlikely source of respite in the shape of Microsoft.
The Redmond-based company has been a target of ire from Apple users for its less-than-enthusiastic approach to supporting the macOS and iOS versions of its apps in the past, but the situation looks like it might be changing.
6 New Microsoft Office Features on iOS
In the newest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneDrive on iOS, Microsoft has introduced six meaningful new features.
- Real-time collaboration: Your colleagues, friends, and family can work on documents at the same time on Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Drag-and-drop: OneDrive now supports touch-based drag-and-drop for files and folders. You can also drag-and-drop content between Office apps on a split screen view.
- Support for Files App: You can access, upload, edit, and save content in OneDrive using iOS’s native Files app.
- Universal link support: Microsoft Office apps will no longer ask you to re-authenticate yourself when opening a shared file.
- Expanded file previews: OneDrive lets you view more than 130 different filetypes in preview mode. Supported extensions include Photoshop, Illustrator, RAW, 3D objects, and DICOM images.
- More accessibility tools: Apple’s VoiceOver rotor is now fully supported across the entire Microsoft Office suite.
Have the new features convinced you to give Microsoft Office on iOS another chance? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.