Users with an Apple Mac computer can today download Microsoft Office applications directly from the App Store. Microsoft has launched its Office applications on the store, allowing users to download individual apps on their Mac.
Microsoft initially said it would launch the apps on the App Store before the end of 2018. However, the company was unable to finalize the apps in time, so there has been a short delay. Luckily the extended wait was only a few weeks.
Either way, the full Microsoft Office suite is available on the App Store, meaning Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, and OneDrive. It is worth noting users will need an Office 365 subscription to use Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint.
Also of note is that Mac users have been able to download these apps for years, but needed to do so through Microsoft's website. Giving users another option other than the web apps. By launching Microsoft Office in the App Store, Mac users can quickly download apps as they want them.
Apple welcomes Microsoft Office to Mac App Store today:
“We are excited to welcome Microsoft Office 365 to the all-new Mac App Store in macOS Mojave,” says Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing. “Apple and Microsoft have worked together to bring great Office productivity to Mac users from the very beginning. Now, with Office 365 on the Mac App Store, it's easier than ever to get the latest and best version of Office 365 for Mac, iPad and iPhone.”
Now is a good time for Mac users to connect with Office 365. Microsoft is currently offering a one-month trial for the service. After that, users will have to choose the Office 365 Personal $69.99 year-long subscription or the Office 365 Home sub for $99.99 per year.