On Office for iPad

Ed Bott reviews the productivity suite for ZDNet:

Make no mistake about it: These three apps are feature-rich, powerful tools for creating and editing Office documents. They look and act like their Office 2013 counterparts on Windows. And although these iPad apps obviously can’t replicate every feature of the full desktop programs, they deliver an impressive subset of those features. Anyone who was expecting Office Lite or a rehash of the underwhelming Office for iPhone will be pleasantly surprised. I'm with Jim Dalrymple on Office for iPad. The truth is, like Jim, iWork suits my needs, and I hardly use any of the apps. 99.9 percent of the time I'm working with plain text, and I don't need such fancy, robust tools to do so. That said, kudos to Microsoft for releasing it, even though it took four years. I'm curious about the accessibility of Office, but I'm not paying a $99 in-app purchase just to get editing capabilities. (via John Gruber)