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Microsoft Excel for iOS

By Microsoft Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Mar 1, 2016

Microsoft Excel for iOS enables you to view, edit, and create spreadsheets on your iPhone and iPad.


26 document templates: With templates such as Annual Financial Report, Invoice, Workout Log, and Video Game Tracker, Excel offers plenty of ways to format, track, and analyze your projects.

Various charting methods: Use tables, charts, pivot tables, sparklines, or photos to organize your data. If you are unsure which format works best for your project, tap Insert and then Recommended. You can use your pen, finger, or Apple Pencil to write, draw, or highlight on your spreadsheet using the supported toolset.

Improved formula building and editing: With the Formula Bar, complete with a formula keyboard, formula building is quicker and easier. Input formulas by typing them in or selecting drop-down functions, such as Fill. The ability to sort and filter with the touch of a button further expedites the process.

Automatic saving: All changes are saved automatically so that you don't forget to save and lose data.

Continuity: Start a spreadsheet on one device and then continue it on another. Content and formatting will appear the same across all platforms.

Great iOS 9 integration: Use Spotlight search to discover and open recent spreadsheets from your home screen. Run Excel side by side with other apps on the iPad Pro when multitasking. Use 3D Touch to create or open a spreadsheet from your iPhone's home screen (6S and 6 Plus only).

Access from any device: With one Office 365 subscription, all your Excel documents will be synced and accessible from all your devices.


Office 365 is mandatory for iPad Pro users: If you're on an iPhone or iPad 1, 2, Air, or Mini, you need to sign up for a Microsoft account to create or edit spreadsheets. If you're on an iPad Pro, you must pay for the Office 365 subscription to create or edit a spreadsheet. Some may decide to use a free alternative such as Google Sheets instead.

Needs iPad Pro's larger screen: In testing, we found working in Excel on the smaller iPhone and iPad screens too cumbersome.

Bottom Line

Microsoft Excel for iOS is an excellent spreadsheet app for work and play. While it works well enough on all iOS devices, it really benefits from the iPad Pro's larger screen.

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What's new in version 2.4

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Release October 9, 2017
Date Added October 9, 2017
Version 2.4

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74


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Developer's Description

Excel is ready for iPad Pro and looks amazing on the 12.9-inch screen. View Excel spreadsheets on iPad Pro for free. Or create and edit spreadsheets with a qualifying Office 365 subscription. Try it for free for 30 days. The real Microsoft Excel app designed for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Now your Excel spreadsheets look better than ever on your tablet and phone. When you edit or create spreadsheets, you can be confident they will look exactly how you want across PC, Mac, tablet and phone. Excel has the familiar Office look and feel along with an intuitive touch experience, so you'll be up and running in no time. On iPhone, iPad Air, and iPad mini, the core Excel experience, including viewing, creating, and editing spreadsheets, is free. Or unlock the full Excel experience with a qualifying Office 365 subscription. On iPad Pro, you need Office 365 to create and edit spreadsheets. EXCEL SPREADSHEETS PROVIDE INSIGHT. Formulas, tables, charts, comments, PivotTables, sparklines, conditional formatting are all there, so you see the whole picture. View email attachments and access all your Excel spreadsheets from OneDrive, Dropbox, iCloud, OneDrive for Business, or SharePoint. Print an entire Excel workbook, a worksheet or a selected range to an AirPrint printer. CREATE AND EDIT WITH CONFIDENCE. When you edit a spreadsheet, your content and formatting are maintained across all your devices - PC, Mac, tablet and phone. Turn numbers into insights, with support for formulas, charts, tables, sorting, filtering, and more. A special formula keyboard lets you add numbers and formulas rapidly - much easier than with the standard touch keyboard. Get tasks done faster, with multitasking. Run Excel for iPad side by side with other apps (requires iOS 9). REQUIREMENTS. iPad Pro: To create or edit documents, you need a qualifying Office 365 subscription. which also gives you access to the full Office experience. iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch: To create or edit documents, sign in with a free Microsoft account. To unlock the full Office experience and to access and save documents in OneDrive for Business or on SharePoint, you need a qualifying Office 365 subscription. To make an in-app purchase of an Office 365 Home or Personal subscription, open the app. In the document picker screen, tap Upgrade. Subscriptions begin at from $6.99 a month in the US, and can vary by region. With an Office 365 subscription, you get access to all features in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, and you can install Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote on PCs or Macs. Office 365 subscriptions purchased from the app will be charged to your iTunes account and will automatically renew within 24 hours prior to the end of the current subscription period, unless auto-renewal is disabled beforehand. To manage your subscriptions or to disable auto-renewal, after purchase, go to your iTunes account settings. A subscription cannot be cancelled during the active subscription period. Privacy Policy: http://go. LinkID=507539. Terms of Use: http://go. LinkID=390698.
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