Until now, if you need to use Microsoft Office and its popular Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote apps on your Mac, you had to do so by going to Microsoft’s website and downloading it all from there. But, good news! Office 365 is now available on the Mac App Store as well, making it even easier for people to download and use.
“We are excited to welcome Microsoft Office 365 to the all-new Mac App Store in macOS Mojave,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
You can try out Office 365 free for a month, or pay $70 a year afterward for the personal edition. For $100 a year, you can get the upgraded “Home” version, which covers six users. That might seem like a hefty recurring fee, but the addition of 1 TB of Onedrive storage and 60 minutes of monthly Skype calls per user makes it much more acceptable.
Office 365 for Mac has been designed specifically for Mac to support features like Dark Mode and Continuity Camera in macOS, as well as the MacBook Pro Touch Bar and Mac’s Trackpad. With Office 365 on the Mac App Store, these apps can now be easily distributed to employees using Apple Business Manager.
“We are excited to announce that today Office 365 is arriving in the Mac App Store,” said Jared Spataro, corporate vice president at Microsoft. “We have worked closely with Apple to provide Mac users with the very best productivity experience — one that offers everything they know and love about Office through an experience uniquely designed for the Mac.”