Just one day after their release, Microsoft’s Office apps, (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), sit atop the App Store charts as the top three free apps in the store. Microsoft’s recently redesigned OneNote sits in the number four spot.
While it can be expected that the Office apps would be a popular download, another indicator of their popularity is their presence in the top grossing apps chart, with Word for iPad ranked as the number four top grossing app, while Excel is ranked tenth and PowerPoint currently holds the 25th spot..
Office 365 subscriptions are available as in-app purchases, which is where the apps are making their money. A monthly subscription is available for $9.99 per month, while a year’s subscription is priced at $99 per year.
Users can also purchase a subscription outside the app, either via Microsoft’s website, or via vendors such as Amazon.com, who is currently offering a one year Office 365 Home Premium subscription for $67.15.
Microsoft Word for iPad, Excel for iPad, and Powerpoint for iPad are all available free in the App Store. (Using the apps to create or edit files requires the Office 365 subscription mentioned above.)