Ever since Apple introduced it’s iPad back in 2010, many PC users has welcomed this ultra mobile device for it’s functionalities blessed by thousands of Apps. However, if you ask any iPad user that “What is the Single Most important App that iPad was missing?” I am sure many of us will reply “A Complete Office Package app” which will let us to create, edit or revise Popular Microsoft Office programs like Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents.
It seems like the wait is over. We are about to get a Free app from OnLive Desktop which will let us do all those works right from our iPad or iPhone. On a recent Blog post OnLive Inc. has confirmed that the iOS app for iPad would be available by Thursday. So, basically we can expect to get this app anytime Today. However, we might need to wait little more to get the app for iPhone, Android, PC and Mac users. Interesting enough that using OnLive MicroConsole with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, you can even work on your document files from your Monitor or TVs as well.
Let’s not forget that this app would be based on Cloud technology. So, basically you are not installing Office App on your device rather you are connecting with an Windows 7 based remote server, where these Microsoft Office applications are Pre-Installed. Yes, you must have an ID and Password to connect with this server from your iPad. You can easily create your ID from this link for free. An Wi-Fi or a 3G Internet connection is also required as usual, which means there is no Offline services from this app.
As far as the Service Plans goes, OnLive would be offering four different types of services. Initial or the Standard Plan is absolutely Free which will Provide up to 2GB of cloud storage for each account. A Pro account will cost you $9.99 for a month providing you a total of 50 GB secure cloud storage along with the Ability to add additional PC applications. Enterprise and Collaborative Services are mainly focused for large corporate users.
It seems like OnLive Inc. is pretty much hopeful about the Possible success of their app, as the CEO and Founder of OnLive Inc. states,”With Thursday’s launch of the OnLive Desktop app for iPad, we are pairing the superbly-engineered iPad with as much computing power (and as much applications compatibility) as you need from a high-powered Windows server that could be 1000 miles or more away. With OnLive Desktop, your iPad literally will be outperforming even most powerful notebook computers, and still be instantly responsive to your touch.”
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