iPad Pro Is iPad Outlook App the perfect example of iPad apps being NON Pro?

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  1. ferjilo macrumors member

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    I use my iPad Pro to write/read work emails at home and unfortunately I am forced to use Outlook. I went back to web based Outlook due to iPad Outlook HUGE limitations, it does not even have some basic formatting, html signatures, etc etc.

    Is this a clear example of Non Pro Apps for iPad? If an ipad is supposed to be used at work environment (even more the “Pro” models) and even so popular apps like Outlook that its vastly used in work environment are NOT Pro apps. Will this change? Will Apple push developers to develop real “Pro” apps (not “big” iPhone versions) for the new iPAD OS?
     
  2. sracer macrumors G3

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    It's not just Outlook but the entire Office Suite for iPad. On my mobile devices, particularly Android and Chromebooks, I use the web-based version of MS Office. It is far more capable.
     
  3. MyopicPaideia macrumors 68000

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    I’m looking forward to trying out Office365 web apps on iPadOS when it comes out in the Fall with the new and more capable Safari. If they mention Google Docs, I hope Office365 also works.
     
  4. ferjilo thread starter macrumors member

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    Yep. Web apps is an option... but it’s a shame that we must go web instead of using native optimized Pro apps
     
  5. JD2015 macrumors 6502a

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    That’s down to Microsoft to sort. They could enable many more features but choose not to.
     
  6. sracer macrumors G3

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    I'm not entirely convinced of that. I suspect that Apple's restrictions with regard to what iOS apps are allowed to do factor heavily into what the iOS version of Office can do.
     
  7. AutomaticApple macrumors 65816

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    Damn it Microsoft!
     
  8. rafark macrumors 6502a

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    Apple can call the iPad pro "PRO" all it wants, but if there is not enough incentive for companies/developers to create full featured apps, they won't. I suspect a lot of iPad apps are just there so companies have some presence in the plattform.

    There needs to be a market to justify the costs of developing/porting full applications into any plattform. My guess is there isn't a big enough market of ipad pro users to justify the investment, most of these users already use a computer that has access to these tools, and don't need another one/don't want to pay extra for yet another license. When it comes to productivity, the vast majority of people still use a regular computer to accomplish their tasks in all industries, so it makes sense for companies to invest most of their resources in non-iPad computers.

    My 2(c)
     

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