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 Monday, 20th February 2012, 15:42:02

iPad users to enjoy free cloud app

iPad users to enjoy free cloud app

UK consumers who own iPads can now access their Microsoft Office files on the go, thanks to the launch of a new, free cloud-based app.

CloudOn works in synchronisation with DropBox, an online cloud network storage service which allows users to access files kept in their 'box' from any device with internet access.

This is likely to be extremely popular with workers in terms of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) as they will be able to view and edit word documents, spreadsheets and Powerpoint presentations.

Previously, many would have relied on older apps such as Docs To Go, which synchronised Microsoft files kept in a computer folder with a corresponding app on their Apple device.

The CloudOn app is, however, not without its flaws.

Files must be stored in a DropBox account and only Office 2010 apps are supported.

In addition, it does not work without internet access.

So far, Microsoft has declined to comment on the launch of the app by its competitor.

However, earlier this week chief financial officer Peter Klein did emphasise how well Office 15 is likely to work on Microsoft tablets.

Posted by Kevin Jenson

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