At least until Saturday ( 03/29/2014 ) , the Office for the iPad that are part of Microsoft Office 365 productivity suite of applications has become the most frequently downloaded free . Microsoft Word being the most popular, while Excel , PowerPoint , and OneNote following close behind .
Quoted from Recode ( 29/03/2014 ) , it is a good sign for Microsoft , because of their hard work for years to prepare Office in iOS welcomed by iPad users . Moreover , the Office for the iPad could get rid of other similar applications such as Quip , Evernote , and Apple's own office applications , iWorks .
In addition , Word and Excel in Office for iPad was also on the popular paid applications ( top grossing apps ) . This means the number of people willing to pay to get more features in Office for iPad .
Office for the iPad using the freemium . Customers who upgrade Microsoft applications will get a lot more features , like the ability to edit documents . While the free version can only be used to open and read the documents alone .
Recode.net Office for the iPad became the best-selling app in iOS for free
However , the debut of Office for the iPad in iOS platform also has a bug problem . On Friday ( 28/03/2014 ) , or the day after it was launched , the site Ubergizmo found a bug in Office applications for the iPad .
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The bug appears for users who still rely on SharePoint 2010 . The platform collaborative editing measih rely on ActiveX controls to access the document , while Apple's iOS devices have stripped the plug -in . Microsoft has provided a guide to resolve the issue on the official website .