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  • Office for iPad Already Nearing 30 Million Downloads


    Fewer than eight weeks ago, Microsoft took the wraps off of the long-awaited Office suite for iPad. In that short period of time, Microsoft has found immense success in the land of iPad.

    Microsoft says the app has been downloaded some 27 million times, rapidly attaining a level not expected to be achieved for a substantially longer period of time.

    Microsoft's Julia White confirmed the app's huge success during Monday's keynote at the TechEd customer conference in Houston, Texas. White serves as general manager of Microsoft's Office Division.

    Microsoft still requires users to hunker down their cash for an in-app subscription if they want to unlock and utilize all the bells and whistles offered by the software. Office for iPad, however, is still a freemium app because users can access/view documents at no charge.

    Source: Business Insider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Office for iPad Already Nearing 30 Million Downloads started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. angel_92701's Avatar
      angel_92701 -
      yeah.i have it but i delete it because it subscription base app. so its free but most of the good stuff it have to be paid.27.000.000 - 1
    1. rmSX13's Avatar
      rmSX13 -
      I deleted mine after I found out that it's subscription based. I'm sure majority of the 27million who downloaded the app did that as well.
    1. XweAponX's Avatar
      XweAponX -
      It's one of the lowest rated apps in the store
    1. Rcworship's Avatar
      Rcworship -
      Ooh, millions downloaded it! How many are actually using it, and how many subscriptions were subsequently garnered form the free (useless) version?
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Now give us the statistic of 'active users'
    1. XweAponX's Avatar
      XweAponX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rcworship View Post
      Ooh, millions downloaded it! How many are actually using it, and how many subscriptions were subsequently garnered form the free (useless) version?
      Not me! I use Pages which is a better app!
    1. quidam_brujah's Avatar
      quidam_brujah -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigboyz View Post
      Now give us the statistic of 'active users'
      +1

      I downloaded Excel and Powerpoint to use with email attachments and for work but ran into the subscription nonsense if I needed to make a change & send it back -- DELETE!
      Unless work is going to buy a subscription, this is useless. And my employer has their own internal cloud service, storage and email -- they'd never pay for MS's.
    1. TheAccuser's Avatar
      TheAccuser -
      You guys are funny. Why would you expect this to be free? What advantage would Microsoft have to spend the resources developing the app for iOS if they weren't going to profit from it?
    1. Rcworship's Avatar
      Rcworship -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheAccuser View Post
      You guys are funny. Why would you expect this to be free? What advantage would Microsoft have to spend the resources developing the app for iOS if they weren't going to profit from it?
      You're missing the point here. We're not (well, I'm not) asking for free apps. The idea is to charge once for it, not an exorbitant amount every single year. The best I've seen is $70 a year. That's absurd! Charge $5 or $10 for a single app, and, say, $40 for the suite. Then, I think they'd gain more profit and customer goodwill. I will never pay annually for these types of software, same goes for photoshop.