Microsoft Office add-ins have long been a great method for extending the functionality of Excel and Word files. Recently, Microsoft brought some of these capabilities with add-ins specifically built for some of the company’s iPad apps.
These new add-ons are accessible from the ribbon and feature writing aides, data analysis tools, and research helpers. If you want to see all that Microsoft offers, head to the Insert tab in Word or Excel and then touch Add-ins. There’s a short write up about the add-in’s capabilities and then a “Trust it” button if you want to give it a go. We’ve pulled together some of the more useful add-ins that will bring some refinement to your Office Word and Excel files when working on an iPad. Such tools help bridge the gap between Office’s capabilities on iOS when compared to the desktop.