Don't forget to get the Office Mobile apps for your Windows 10 tablet

Now we're a couple of days out from the Windows 10 upgrade hitting millions of people around the world, it's time to start putting it to work. For those of you with a sub 10.5-inch Windows 10 tablet, one thing you should definitely check out is the free Office Mobile apps for Windows 10.

The Office apps comprise Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, Powerpoint Mobile and OneNote, and will ultimately be Universal Apps once Windows 10 Mobile launches later on this year. They're free to use for "most editing" on these smaller tablets, while on PCs and things like the Surface Pro 3 you'll need to use desktop Office or have an Office 365 subscription.

From Microsoft:

"You may have already noticed that on PCs and tablets we've added "Mobile" to the app names (to help distinguish them from the Office desktop suite), while on phones we simply call the apps Word, Excel and PowerPoint. You will need an Office 365 subscription to edit on Windows 10 PCs and larger tablets.Similar to what we announced in March, viewing and most editing will remain free for non-commercial use on devices of 10.1" or less. Otherwise, you will need a qualifying Office 365 subscription."

The apps themselves are pretty good and represent a step forwards in how Microsoft handles Office on its own, smaller devices. Desktop office on a 7-inch tablet has never been fun. Grab each of them for yourselves at the download links below.

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