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Editors' Review

by   / March 03, 2015

Microsoft Word for Tablet has a familiar Office look and feel and features intuitive controls to make document creation and editing on a large tablet not only possible, but also quite enjoyable. The downside to using this app is that you need a Microsoft Account to create or edit documents and an Office 365 subscription for more advanced features, such as track and review changes, insert page breaks, or customize headers.


Highly intuitive design: Thanks to the function menus, Microsoft Word for Tablet proves to be surprisingly easy to use, especially on a large tablet in landscape mode.

Great performance: This app offers a smooth user experience without any lag or stuttering. You can create or edit sophisticated documents full of images without any performance slowdowns or crashes.

Great companion to Office for PC: The app remembers your position in a document across devices, so you can easily start a document on your PC, then edit it on your tablet on your way to work, and then review it on your office desktop.


Free only for screen sizes below 10.1 inches: If your tablet happens to have a screen larger than 10.1, you cannot use this app unless you buy an Office 365 subscription.

Black screen bug: While testing this app in portrait mode, half of our screen turned black, forcing us to restart the app.

Doesn't integrate with Google Drive: While it supports Dropbox and Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage, it cannot open or save Google Drive documents.

Bottom Line

Microsoft Word for Tablet is the powerful product we expected, retaining all the essential Microsoft Word for PC features you need to craft professional-looking documents. Before downloading it, you must sign up for a Microsoft Account if you don't have one already, as well as buy an Office 365 subscription to get the most out of it.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 16.0.11001.20049

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We regularly release updates to the app, which include great new features, as well as improvements for speed and reliability.

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Publisher Microsoft
Publisher web site
Release Date November 12, 2018
Date Added November 12, 2018
Version 16.0.11001.20049


Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Other

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

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File Name External File


Total Downloads 197,603
Downloads Last Week 159


License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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