MacRumors has word today of a new, free iPad app called CloudOn, which comes from a new Silicon Valley startup company of the same name. The app is designed to enable you to use Microsoft Office on your iPad, which I know is something that a lot of people have been wanting. Basically, the app works as a way of connecting to the cloud-based app on CloudOnâ€™s servers, so you have to have an internet connection to be able to use it. MacRumors has tried it and says that it is a â€œremarkably functional implementation of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.â€ You can even do things like use track changes when editing and reviewing Word documents. All services have file storage and syncing via Dropbox, and files can be opened directly via your iPad email account or Dropbox. MacRumors says that the only main snag that it has spotted is that due to some of the limitations of the iPad in comparison to a laptop or desktop, you canâ€™t do certain things, such as put outside images in a document using the interface. Unfortunately for the rest of the world, you can currently only use CloudOn in the US. And also unfortunately, at the time of writing this, it would appear that the first release of access to CloudOn has sold out due to overwhelming demand, and the app seems to have been temporarily pulled from the App Store. Donâ€™t despair though, as they say they will be up again shortly, so if you like what you see, click on the link below to be taken to a page where you can sign up to be part of the next release.
Click here to find out more and sign up for the next release: CloudOn Sign Up for non-US Visitors
Source: CloudOn Brings Free Cloud-Hosted Microsoft Office Functionality to iPad - Mac Rumors