Why Office Mobile isn’t a good investment

Excited that Microsoft has finally developed a mobile version of its Office suite of products for the iPhone? Control your excitement. As Jill Duffy, a tech reviewer for PCMag.com writes, Microsoft’s Office Mobile is probably not worth the money.

Not free

Duffy writes that Office Mobile is an elegant piece of software, one that’s easy to use and understand. The problem, though, is that getting the program requires that you buy a subscription to Office 365. That will run you a minimum of $99 a year. And that price is simply too high, Duffy writes.

Not the only game in town

That’s because users must first purchase a Microsoft 365 subscription before gaining access to the app. That subscription costs at least $99 a year. That’s no small investment, especially when plenty of free alternatives to Office Mobile exist.


If you’re a knowledgeable smartphone user, then, you’ll take Duffy’s advice: Look around on the ‘Net for the best free alternatives to Office, programs such as Polaris Office. You might be surprised at how powerful these programs are.