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Office for iOS Updated – Adds Apple Pencil, 3D Touch Features

Office for iOS Updated – Adds Apple Pencil, 3D Touch Features

Microsoft has pushed out a nice update for its Office for iOS suite, giving some update love to Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Highlights include 3D Touch actions for all three apps on the iPhone 6s/6s Plus, and Apple Pencil integration for the iPad Pro.

Office for iOS Updated - Adds Apple Pencil, 3D Touch Features

What’s New in Word Version 1.17.1

  • Annotate with Ink: With the tools on the new Draw tab, use your pen, finger, or Apple Pencil to write, draw, and highlight. (iPad only)
  • 3D Touch: Use 3D Touch from the home screen to quickly create or open a file. (iPhone 6s or 6s Plus only)
  • Fonts from the cloud: Download fonts on demand, when you need them.
  • Spotlight search: Quickly find recently opened documents in Spotlight. (iOS 9 required)

What’s New in Excel Version 1.17

  • Annotate with Ink: With the tools on the new Draw tab, use your pen, finger, or Apple Pencil to write, draw, and highlight. (iPad only)
  • 3D Touch: Use 3D Touch from the home screen to quickly create or open a file. (iPhone 6s or 6s Plus only)
  • Fonts from the cloud: Download fonts on demand, when you need them.
  • Spotlight search: Quickly find recently opened spreadsheets in Spotlight. (iOS 9 required)

What’s New in PowerPoint Version 1.17.1

  • Morph: Apply the Morph transition to easily move several objects at once.
  • Annotate with Ink: With the tools on the new Draw tab, use your pen, finger, or Apple Pencil to write, draw, and highlight. (iPad only)
  • 3D Touch: Use 3D Touch from the home screen to quickly create or open a file. (iPhone 6s or 6s Plus only)
  • Fonts from the cloud: Download fonts on demand, when you need them.
  • Spotlight search: Quickly find recently opened presentations in Spotlight. (iOS 9 required)

Word, PowerPoint, and Excel for iOS are all available FREE in the App Store. However, in order to take advantage of all the features the apps have to offer, you’ll need an Office 365 subscription, which starts from $6.99 per month.

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