It looks like Office for iPad has got an overwhelming response from users worldwide as Microsoft has revealed some download numbers and statistics of the applications, with the company's Julia White announcing the statistics at the TechEd conference on Monday.
The figures were stated by White 46 days since the launch of Office for iPad on March 28, implying that the Microsoft Office suite for iPad users was additionally downloaded 15 million times over the 12 million figure that was reported in early April. This gives an average daily download rate since launch of 587,000.
Additionally, it has been known that Microsoft Word for iPad is the most popular among others and is currently ranked at 11th position in United States (as per Techcrunch) and is in the top 100 in 109 countries. As a rival, Google Docs sits at 23rd position in the US for iPad models.
Microsoft last month released its first update for the Office for the iPad suite, with a new printing feature. Users can now print Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations on a printer connected to the iPad, using the inbuilt Apple AirPrint feature. In Word, users can choose to print a document with or without markup, and in Excel users can print a selected range, a single worksheet or an entire spreadsheet.
With the update, the company also introduced a SmartGuides feature for PowerPoint, AutoFit feature for Excel. Microsoft also included a few bug fixes and stability improvements in the update.
Microsoft's Office apps are free, but users need an Office 365 subscription for making edits to documents. Microsoft recently introduced its Office 365 Personal subscription in India, priced at Rs. 330 per month, or Rs. 3,299 for an annual subscription.