Thursday, December 20, 2012

CloudOn Gets iPhone Support

CloudOn, the free iPad and Android app that lets you use Microsoft Office on a remote server just got an update, featuring support for iPhone and SkyDrive.
Originally, CloudOn launched as an iPad-only app that required a Dropbox account, from where it would get files and would store them. As its legal status cleared, it gradually brought support for and Google Drive. An Android version came as well.

Currently, you can still download the app for free and use Microsoft Office without paying anything on your mobile devices (although it may be a little slow depending on your connection).

The latest update makes the app universal, also with support for iPhone 5, of course. You can now edit documents, presentations and spreadsheets in your Dropbox, Google Drive, and even SkyDrive using Word, PowerPoint and Excel through the app.

The iPhone version currently just runs in portrait. However, Lance Whitney from CNET was told by a CloudOn rep that landscape functionality will be available in the next update.

The Android version just added support for Android 4.1 and 7-inch tablet-optimization.

Download CloudOn here.