The free online version of Microsoft Office
- Nice port of the desktop app
- 25 GB of free space
- You can upload files from your hard drive
- Not as complete as the desktop tool
Office Online is the online version of Microsoft’s popular productivity suite, Office. Though not as complete as its desktop counterpart, it’s still a very handy tool for managing documents online.
There are three main apps available in Office Online: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. With them you’ll be able to work on text documents, spreadsheets and presentations like you do with Office. Obviously you won’t have as many tools and options as the standard Office, but on the upside, you’re able to work on your documents pretty much anywhere, at any time, as long as you have an internet connection.
The three apps included in Office Online feature a similar interface to that of the desktop apps and are quite self-explanatory. You can not only create and edit documents online, but also download files to your computer, share them via a link and upload files from your hard drive. Regarding the latter, Office Online offers up to 25 GB of free space – SkyDrive – to store your files.
Summing up, Office Online may be a stripped-down version of the original productivity suite, but it works perfectly fine as an online tool for daily document management and editing tasks.
Office Online is the perfect companion for online document, spreadsheet and presentation editing.