Microsoft’s Office apps for iPad off to a good start

Mike Isaac
Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft
Source: Microsoft

It may have taken years to get to s App Store, but Microsoft's new Office apps look to be having a fine debut.

The apps, which are part of Microsoft's Office 365 productivity suite, currently hold the first through fourth spots in the most downloaded free apps charts as of Saturday afternoon. Microsoft Word is No. 1, while Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote round out top four.

That's a good sign for Microsoft, which has been working to bring the apps to Apple's tablets for years now. Especially when competing apps like Quip, Evernote and Apple's own office apps have been available on iPads for some time.

Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp., speaks during an event in San Francisco, on Thursday, March 27, 2014.. Nadella unveiled Office software for Apple Inc.'s iPa.
Microsoft unveils Office for Apple's iPad

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