Until recently, if you wanted to use any of the Microsoft Office apps on your Mac, you had to first buy Office from Microsoft and then download and install the suite on your Mac. The whole process is now a whole lot easier since you can buy and install Office 365 directly from the Mac App Store. All of the Microsoft Office 365 apps included in the popular productivity bundle are now listed in the App Store for the first time.
That includes applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and OneDrive.
Excel, Word and PowerPoint are still three of of the most commonly used apps in education and business, used in countless offices and classrooms worldwide. Even though some of the Google apps and Apple’s iWork suite have gained in popularity the last few years, there is still a huge demand for Microsoft apps on computers and mobile devices.
Microsoft is now offering a 30 day trial for all of the Office apps that require a paid subscription. Once the free trial is over, the subscription price for the six-app bundle is $69.99 a year for Office 365 Personal which is intended for 1 user. Or you can purchase Office 365 Home for $99.99 a year, for up to 6 users on PC or Mac.
This is a greatly simplified way to acquire and install this very popular suite of programs, and makes things a lot easier for Mac users.