Recently, Microsoft was reported to be working on Microsoft Office suite for iPad but as at the time of publishing this article, Microsoft office app for iPad is nowhere to be found. Fortunately, I have stumbled on a Free app that brings full Microsoft office functionality to the Apple iPad, though you can only download the Microsoft office for iPad alternative, only from US Apple iTunes App store.
CloudOn lets you use your iPad to create, view, and edit files directly in Microsoft Word®, Excel® & PowerPoint®. These applications will work the way you expect them to, and your files will look the way you want them to. If you are not ready to pay for Apple’s iWork suite for the iPad, Documents to Go, Quickoffice Pro that also mimic Microsoft Office, then, you should download cloudON to your iPad.
CloudOn also lets you use Dropbox to manage your files. Open them, edit them, and save them right in your workspace using your Dropbox account. With the ability to access, edit and store your information, CloudOn is the essential productivity tool for your iPad.
Features of CloudOn App
== > Use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint on your iPad to create or edit documents.
== > Rename, delete and manage documents with your Dropbox account
== > Display, edit or create charts, change formatting, spell check, insert comments, into any Word, Excel or PowerPoint files
== > Track changes while reviewing Word documents
== > Use pivot tables and insert formulas in Excel workbooks
== > Display and edit animation or transitions in PowerPoint presentations
== > Present in full PowerPoint mode (not in PDF)
== > Open files directly from your iPad email accounts or Dropbox account
== > Automatically save documents to avoid losing changes
Best of all, CloudOn is completely free, so you have nothing to lose by trying it out. I am really enjoying it on my Apple iPad and am sure you will love it too. While you are waiting for the official Microsoft office for iPad 2 and iPad 1, you can download CloudOn app for iPad today. US iTunes accounts only!
* IMPORTANT INFORMATION *
To use CloudOn you must have a Dropbox account. You can sign up for your Dropbox account when you launch CloudOn for the first time.