Microsoft Office 365 is now available on Mac App Store

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Microsoft Office has become the first bundled software to appear on the Mac App Store of Apple. The Cupertino based company had promised back at the WWDC in 2018 and the Microsoft Office 365 suite is now available on the Mac Apple Store from January 24, 2019. It is pretty much what the users were expecting as the entire collection of apps including Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, OneNote and OneDrive are all purchasable with just a few clicks on the store.

The users can also subscribe to the Office 365 from within the apps as the users expect. It can be noticed that it is the first time Apple has offered a bundle of software on the Mac App Store which is surprisingly a late addition for the company that had helped to popularize the concept of centralized software downloads. Till now the only way to get Office 365 on the Macs was through a direct download from Microsoft. OneNote was available on the store separately.

However, the software giant still managed to make the Mac iterations of Office unique with the features like Dark Mode and Continuity Camera that allows to quickly import the images from the iOS devices. But now the whole suite is available on the Apple’s store and now it feels more like something that truly belongs on the Mac.

Users of Mac can try the Office 365 free for a month or pay $70 a year afterwards for the personal edition. If the users pay $100 a year they can have the upgraded Home version that covers six users. For some this might seem like a hefty recurring fee but the addition of 1TB of OneDrive storage and 60 minutes of monthly Skype calls per user has made the deal much more valuable. The Mac users can now rejoice over the convenience promised by Apple.

Photo Credits: Cult of Mac

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