You can now edit Microsoft Office documents in iOS for free. While all Office Suite documents can now be viewed from any iOS device, access to document editing remains tied to the need for a Microsoft account and an Office 365 subscription for larger screen sizes. However, with a remarkably late arrival with respect to its availability on the web and on Android devices, it seems that Google has finally taken action by updating its Google Workspace tools.
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In a post on its official blog, Google said that “the Office edition will replace Quickoffice (sometimes known as Office Compatibility Mode), which has more limited functionality and collaboration capabilities. Thus, the Google software package will support real-time editing of all Microsoft Office documents, adding the extensions “.doc”, “.docx”, “.dot”, “.xls”, “.xlsx”, “.xlsm”, “.xlt”, “.ppt”, “.pptx”, “.pps” and “.pot” in its Google Docs, Sheets and Slides tools.
The feature is now available to all Google Workplace users of the Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard and Enterprise Plus plans, as well as G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education and Nonprofits customers, and anyone with a personal Google account.
You can edit Microsoft Office documents in iOS for free. It also expands sharing options, improves sharing controls, and reduces the need to download email attachments while streamlining workflows by reducing the need to convert file types. It makes it easy for Google users to open and edit Office files that were shared by partners, vendors, co-workers, or others and help solve file-sharing problems when using different operating systems and communication platforms.