MS Office for iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by adddictedtomac, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. adddictedtomac macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2012
    Anyone knows if it is illegal for CloudOn to provide MS Office for iPad for Free?

    See this video-

    It works quite well, but you need to be on the internet.:apple::apple:
  2. oli356 macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2010
  3. adddictedtomac thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2012
  4. Bobby.e macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2012
    There was a macrumors front page article about this. Microsoft says its against their tos
  5. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    I thought tos (terms of service) were just suggestions... :rolleyes:
  6. batotman macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2012
    Afaik CloudOn meets their TOS. OnLive did not.
  7. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
  8. Sirmausalot macrumors 6502a


    Sep 1, 2007

    What's the best estimate and what are people currently using, especially for Word documents, with success? Pages? Docs to Go? What also supports PDFs and easy sync/transfer?
  9. dan2012 macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2012
    I personally use QuickOffice Pro for iPad. It supports Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and PDF files with Cloud support. Check for more info.
  10. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    Nothing would work as well as the real thing from MS.

    Just doubting it will ever happen
  11. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2011
    don't ever say never.

    (u c what I did there?)
  12. UrsaMajor macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2007
    iWorks does just about all that office does for a fraction the price
  13. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011

    It'll happen. Call BS and mark this thread so you can come back and apologize, that's all I can say ;)


    It's the "just about" that bites you if you work with it every day.
  14. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    Why would I appoligize?

    Not going to happen!
  15. DS3 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 7, 2011
    There were screens of a beta ipad edition of office leaked out weeks ago from a reporter. It looked pretty legit.....
  16. dmccloud macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2009
    Anchorage, AK
    Microsoft themselves have dropped hints about a version of Office for the iPad since just after CES this year.
  17. Thomas Davie macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2004
    I think MS Office on iPad will happen, and sooner rather than later. Very soon.

    How many iPads have been sold? How many are projected to be sold this year?

    Compare the installed base of iPads by the end of 2012 to the installed base of (some competing tablet that can run some other version of MS Office). MS will get more money from catering to iPad's now and for the forseeable future.

    MS doesn't make tablets; they make software. and if the iPad market isn't big enough to make a profit on developing Office for, then neither is any forthcoming Windows 8 tablet market.

    I don't mind being called wrong, but let's check back here by November, ok?

  18. adddictedtomac, Mar 24, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2012

    adddictedtomac thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2012
    makes sense, unless Steve Balmer has a different plan.....
    If Microsoft is working on an tablet, they might want to hold back on making an MS Office for the iPad.
  19. akdj macrumors 65816


    Mar 10, 2008
    I think you're absolute RIGHT! M/S is a software developer. M/S is still a smart company--they're seeing the same stats we are, the decline of 'truck' (desktop) sales, the increase of portable sales (smartphones, tablets, even the new push on laptops with Intel's 300mil deposit on UltraBooks, et al). I think they'll have Office on our tablets (iOS because of the ease of implementing with so few devices--probably around Christmas time, 60-90 days after the release of the Windows 8 tabs) by the end of the year. It's just impossible no matter HOW good Metro and the tablets marriage is...for M/S to hit the sales numbers iOS is now enjoying on iPhone and iPad. They would be just plain DUMB to ignore 50+million devices capable of running a stripped down Word/Excel/PPT. Just as Apple has done with their iWork suite.

    Honestly, I'm surprised it hasn't happened yet. I really am. Seems the iPad 2 was the device, with the speed, to run it on. We've seen with OnLive it's capabilities running through servers...not even on the local system. It's well done, works great, and mirrors the capabilities of full blown Office systems.

    If Steve continues the trend he's on--and considers re-inventing the wheel a smart thing--I think his days are truly numbered. Bill Gates isn't ignoring the tech world--even though he's spending his time as a philanthropist---he's smarter than this.

    They HAVE to join the party--or risk being completely left behind with the exception of the corporate world for another half decade. Then, ALL bets are off in my humble opinion

  20. adddictedtomac thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2012
    I agree, Apple sells millions of iPads every year, Microsoft should rather benefit from it and release an iPad version of MS Office instead of letting others to catch on.
  21. adddictedtomac thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2012
    I think it is slower to run your computer applications from remote access.
  22. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
  23. tunerX Suspended


    Nov 5, 2009
    Depends on how you distribute them and your connection speed to the cloud. You can actually make it a faster service.
  24. adddictedtomac thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2012
    It makes sense, they did not get paid by the iPad use for their product....:D
  25. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011

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