Apple, Google, and Microsoft may be competing with their own mobile operating systems and devices. However, Microsoft seems willing to develop for these other platforms beyond just extending their core services. Yesterday, we looked at Microsoft’s apps for Android. Here’s a look at the apps that Microsoft currently offers on iOS and Mac OS X.
Microsoft Office Mobile (iPhone) – An extension of Microsoft Office on Android, unfortunately leans heavily on OneDrive.
OWA (iPhone | iPad) – An alternative to using the built-in email and calendar apps for Office 365 or Exchange, OWA retains the look and feel of Outlook and keeps your setup separate from other email and calendar accounts. It also provides additional functionality like viewing shared calendars.
Microsoft Remote Desktop (iPhone | iPad) – If you can establish a VPN connection from your device, you can RDP into a Windows computer with this official app without any third party software needing pre-loaded.
Microsoft HealthVault (iPhone) – Your health information right on your phone or iPad.
Photosynth (iPhone) – Panorama photo capturing and sharing.
Microsoft Tag (iPhone) – Scan Microsoft Tags or QR codes to save from typing long URLs.
Microsoft Xim (iPhone) – Share your photos without handing off your phone, the viewers don’t even need the app installed.
HelpBridge (iPhone) – Reach out to friends and family in a disaster to let them know if you need help or if you are ok.
Socl (iPhone) – Create and share your media socially.
Xbox Music (iPhone) – Access Xbox Music with an Xbox Music Pass to stream music and make playlists.
Age of Empires Online Crafting Guide (iPhone) – An official guide for crafting items in AoE online.
QuizToWin (iPhone) – A quiz system tied to a CRM
SNIPP3T (iPhone) – Celebrity News – A celebrity news app that gathers from all over the web.
Mac OS X
Office for Mac 2011 – Microsoft Office for the Mac can include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Lync depending on your SKU. Office 2011 is essentially rebranded as Office 365 as well. Just last week, Microsoft discussed a new version of Office coming to the Mac in late 2015 with public beta in early 2015.
OneNote – Note-taking and knowledge organization with collaboration in a single application.
OneDrive – Save and access files in Microsoft’s cloud file storage service.
Microsoft Remote Desktop – If you can establish a VPN connection, you can RDP into a Windows computer with this official app without any third party software needing pre-loaded.
Windows Phone – Sync your media files between your Mac and your Windows Phone.
RMS Sharing – Microsoft Rights Management protects your intellectual property, requires an RMS-enabled Office 365 account to use the account.