Microsoft is now offering its suite of Office apps as a single unified app on iPad for the first time. While the Office app has been available on iPhone for a good long while, those running an iPad had to download the apps individually instead.

This new update is now available for download for free from the App Store on iPad and it’s actually the same version that iPhone users are enjoying. This new unification isn’t the only change, however. Microsoft has made a couple more changes for those who like to get their work done on an iPad.

Office is now available on iPad: We’re combining the Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps you know into a single, iPadOS-optimized app. Plus, you’ll see additional tools to keep you more productive than ever. For example, you’ll be able to quickly create and sign PDFs, and transform pictures into documents.

Get to Image-based Workflows Readily: Tap ‘Share’ in the phone gallery outside the Office app, to get to several actions like Create PPT, Create PDF and more. In addition, if there are any recent screenshots when you open the Office app, these are surfaced as a suggestion to covert to PDF or PPT.

Insert date, shape, image and notes in PDF: Now you can easily insert date, shape, image and notes in PDFs using new capabilities.

While the app is now available as a free download there are in-app purchases available. Those unlock Microsoft 365 for both personal and family accounts.

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