Office for iPad (teaser 007)

Seven days into the Office for iPad release on Apple’s platform, the native Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote applications for the iPad have been downloaded twelve million times, the Windows giant confirmed on Twitter this morning.

Microsoft released Word, Excel and PowerPoint as individual downloads for the iPad on March 27, 2014. The software giant’s note-taking app, OneNote, hit the App Store ten days earlier, on March 17, 2014.

OneNote got refreshed the same day native Word, Excel and PowerPoint debuted on the App Store to bring it in line with the rest of the Office for iPad suite. You can download Word, ExcelPowerPoint and OneNote individually in the App Store, for free…

Celebrating the milestone, Microsoft shared the following image on Twitter.

Office for iPad (12M downloads)

Oh, and Office for iPhone is now available free, but for home use only.

Download Word, ExcelPowerPoint and OneNote free of charge in the App Store.

The apps require iOS 7.0 or later.

Though free downloads, the editing functionality requires an Office 365 subscription, which starts at $9.99 per month, or $99 per year, for software license for up to five Mac or Windows PCs and mobile devices.

Office for iPAd (WYSIWYG)

The subscription also gives you access to other Office apps like Access, Outlook and Publisher, along with twenty gigabytes of free OneDrive storage and 60 free minutes of Skype calls per month.

The subscription is available as an in-app purchase inside Office for iPad apps (yes, Apple is getting its standard 30 percent cut).

Have you used Office for iPad apps yet?

Are these the best on-the-go productivity apps for the iPad? What about Apple’s iWork?

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