Microsoft Office for iPad
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So there is now Office for iPad and, as far as I can sort out, an implementation of Office, with several distinctive features from the full-blown Office for Mac or Wintel platforms.
If Office is so that important for users (professional ones, I reckon), why not use a REAL Office in a tablet? Why go through the re-learning process while in the iPad and revert to the traditional routines while on the Mac?
That's why I bought a Surface RT when it was launched and recently upgraded to a Surface 2 (RT also). Best Same things in the same place, same work routines. Best productive infosystem I could imagine.
So it's not actually Office, it's three applications, Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Who cares? The only reason to have Office imo is for Access and Outlook, there are any number of word processors, spreadsheet and presentation programs out there.
I bought the 365 from Amazon with a new Amazon card for 27bucks and get five installs. Still more than Pages but at least it will work l=cleanly when needing to use MS
This product is not priced right. Paying monthly, it would cost me $120 a year to use it on a tablet. But I can buy the student version for about the same price (ONE TIME!).
I already forked out $$$ to buy Office Ultimate for my PC last year. And now to use it on my iPad they want me to pay again with Office 365? They are crazy to market it this way.
@coco6809 AFIK there is no Office 2013 "Ultimate". Therefore I am guessing you have 2010 Ultimate. Well that simply does not include access to the Ipad apps.
If you need iPad, you need one of the "Office 365 (2013)" bundles as you have identified.
MS does not provide access to the iPad apps for any of the "Office 2013" bundles.
BUT, you do not have to rent it by the month. That is the EXPENSIVE way. You can pay "only" US$100 per year for one of the Office 365 home use bundles (some more, some less for various 365 Business bundles).
BUT, you should also shop around. I've been seeing "discounted" prices for various Office 2013 / 365 offerings from REPUTABLE vendors (not just fly by night internet scammers).