Question: would this Microsoft Office will be compared to Iwork or other Ipad office apps, I just got the Ipad3, I'm new to Ipad but not apple stuff :), I need to know if I should wait for this Microsoft office to get some good apps for office work or not?
OMG! I can see me totally abandoning my desktop PC
The iWorks suite (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote) will create some very beautiful documents on the iPad, and have enough features to keep most people happy. They can export and import to MS Office. The compatibility is pretty good for one time transferees, but tends to breaks down if you keep moving the document back and forth; especially if it is complicated.
Other suites offer better MS Office compatibility, but vary in their ease of use and creative tools. The most popular are QuickOffice, Documents to Go, and Office HD. All of them have their strengths, and pretty much all of them make it easier to move documents back and forth between MS Office. Mostly they are also cheaper than buying all three iWorks apps.
Search for each of them here, on Google, the App Store. There are a couple of side-by-side reviews on the forum, but they are pretty long in the tooth, and all of the apps (including iWorks) have been significantly updated since.
Well it seems clear that Microsoft didn't release the app to coincide with the release of the iPad 3. I have to wonder if it's even coming at all.
And that is why it's not worth waiting on rumors (unless of course you don't really need it in the first place).
No problem. Lots of us are happy with iWorks.
The nice thing is that apps are relatively cheap. You can buy more than one of these apps and still pay a fraction of what MS Office costs on a computer.
Originally Posted by TaraMorgan
Just posted in BGR, Microsoft office coming out in November along with android version. Might also work on iPhone as well.