Ever wished you can access and edit your documents on your iPhone as you can on your iPad? Well, now you can.

Microsoft has just announced new Office for iPhone apps that let you view and make changes to your files from virtually anywhere. This new Microsoft Office companion app is basically similar to the iPad version released in March. There is a slight difference in configuration, though, to make the software compatible with the iPhone’s smaller screen.

“Today we’re taking the next major step to bring Office to everyone, on every device,” said Microsoft Office corporate VP John Case in a press release. “With Office on nearly every device, it’s incredibly important to us that customers have a consistent experience and the ability to do more – anywhere and everwhere. So, starting today, people can create and edit Office content on iPhones, iPads, and soon, Android tablets using Office apps without an Office 365 subscription.”

According to SiteProNews, an Office Preview for Android tablet is now available, which is nwo available for sign-up. In addition, Microsoft is also working on a touch-optimised Office app suite for Windows 10 devices.

Be Productive On the Go

Office for iPhone supports charts, animations, shapes and SmartArt graphics, so your documents look exactly like the originals. In other words, the formatting and content remain the same when you access your Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on your mobile device.

Not only does it allow you t make quick edits, the apps also lets you create a new Word and Excel document on your iPhone. You can even add and view comments you’ve made to your files. When you’re done making changes or adding comments, you can simply save the document to OneDrive or SharePoint or share it via email.

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Documents attached to an email can be also viewed via the app. However, this feature will require a free Microsoft account for home use and a qualifying Office 365 subscription for business use.

Besides this, opening a Word document from OneDrive or OneDrive for Business lets you resume reading where you left off, regardless of whether you last viewed the file on your PC or tablet.

As for PowerPoint documents, Office for iPhone also lets you make quick changes. You can use the Slide Navigator to browse the files faster, as well as the speaker notes to help you practice delivering your presentation.

Continue Working Offline

Can’t find an internet connection? No worries. Office for iPhone allows you to edit your documents even while you’re offline, so you can work continuously. You can just keep the changes when your device reconnects to Wi-Fi or a wireless network.

The new Office apps are now available across 136 countries and in 29 languages. To use it, your device must run iOS 7.0 or a more recent OS version. More info here.