updated 09:21 am EDT, Fri June 14, 2013
Serves as companion for Office 365 subscribers
Microsoft has released Office Mobile, a companion iPhone app for Office 365 subscribers. The app lets users access and edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents hosted on SkyDrive or SharePoint, or else attached to email messages. Documents can also be created wholesale and/or commented on, but only in the case of Word and Excel.
Some other options include offline editing, which resyncs edits when a connection is restored, and the ability to share documents via email, SkyDrive, or SharePoint. At least two features are reserved for Office 2013 for Windows users however. These include synced Recent Documents lists, and Resume Reading, which will open up a Word file from SkyDrive at the same place a person last left off on another device.
Aside from demanding an Office 365 subscription, the app is a free download and runs on any iOS 6.1 device except for the iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, or fourth-gen iPod touch. A 365 subscription can be bought as an in-app purchase for $100.