Sway: Microsoft's online Office tool now available for all

Microsoft removes waitlist for its Office presentation app Sway, adds new features.

Published Date
16 - Dec - 2014
| Last Updated
16 - Dec - 2014
Sway: Microsoft's online Office tool now available for all

Microsoft has launched its Office online tool 'Sway' for everyone with a Microsoft account. The company has also added some new features including easier text editing features to the preview.

Microsoft stated that just 10 weeks since the debut Sway has received over 1 million unique visitors and over 175,000 requests to join. The company stated that the numbers have grow “by thousands” every day since the launch, so it has decided to remove the waitlist.

Microsoft stated in a blog post: "It’s been only 10 weeks since we kicked off Sway Preview, and we’ve already had over one million unique visitors to Sway.com and over 175,000 requests to join, and those numbers grow by thousands daily."

The update has also added some improvements to the app such as undo and redo buttons, easier text editing, improvements to Color Picker and the ability to import text and photos from PDF files.

Microsoft has also made the iPhone app available in Australia as well as New Zealand. The app has received an update that allows users to create Sways offline, along with improved cross platform support as well as support for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

Last Month, Microsoft made its Office suite free for iPhone, iPad and Android OS. The move allows users who haven't subscribed to Office 365, to create and edit documents in Excel, Word and Powerpoint for free. The company has launched the free version of Office for iPhone and iPad and a preview version for Android for now, with the full release expected in 2015.

Source: Microsoft