The iPhone has come a long way when it comes to storing, opening, and manipulating files. There are many things that used to require a computer that can be accomplished quickly on an iOS or iPadOS device. If you find yourself needing to export a Word document as a PDF there are a couple of different ways this can be done for free.
Using PowerPoint or Keynote to deliver presentation slideshows just got easier with the Apple Watch. Now presenters can remote control slides right from the watch, with no other external remote needed. Keynote for iOS version 2.5.3 adds support for the Keynote Remote Apple Watch app. Previously, Keynote users could use their iOS devices to remote control a slide presentation on a Mac. Apple Watch functionality operates in much the same manner.
Hot on the heels of Microsoft's Outlook email launch, the company has announced new features in the iOS Office suite. Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps have added Office Online integration for document viewing and editing, as well as the native iCloud file picker.
This means users of Apple's iCloud storage will have access to Office documents, spreadsheets and presentations across any iOS device or Mac connected to iCloud. On iOS 8 devices, iCloud joins Microsoft OneDrive and Dropbox in the Places menu of each Office app.
On Thursday, Microsoft announced that its Office apps for the iPad have been updated with iPhone and Dropbox support. The software company also launched a sign-up page for its Office for Android tablet preview and noted that it is working on new, touch-optimized Office apps for Windows 10.
Microsoft's Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps are available separately for free on the Apple App Store. Users can create and edit documents with a free Microsoft account, but a "qualifying Office 365 subscription is required to unlock the full Office experience". A yearly Office 365 Personal subscription is available for $69.99 through Microsoft's online store. A Personal subscription can be used with one mobile device and one additional computer.