CloudOn App Update Adds Annotations, Improved Ribbon Interface, And Releases Infographic

CloudOn is a popular and free productivity iOS app that lets users read and edit Microsoft Office files right on their tablets. Today the company has launched version 2.5 for iOS and Android, adding new features and improvements. CloudOn also released an infographic to share data about the user base. You can check it out below.

CloudOn has added support for non-Latin characters to its app with this update, which means that the company can now offer its service around the world. A number of new features are also included in version 2.5, like annotations, improved touch-friendly ribbon menu and the first ever version of the CloudOn FileSpace.

According to CEO and co-founder, Milind Gadekar, the FileSpace puts the company on the right path to moving beyond just being a Microsoft Office replacement for tablets towards becoming a more complete productivity solution. Right now, the FileSpace lets users comment on files and track notifications and edits. The company is planning to make this the place to highlight more document metadata to provide context around these documents. CloudOn is also planning to add more group features to the service in the future, which will likely be highlighted in the FileSpace. Right now this feature is only available for iOS but is coming to Android soon.

Gadekar also said that the new annotations feature will allow the CloudOn to be taken beyond Office and basic editing tools. Right now it’s pretty basic with the ability to circle a part of the document and add some text, but CloudOn is hoping to add voice and video annotations soon too.

The update also includes an improved ribbon interface with Microsoft Office applications, which makes touch-based editing easier with larger tap targets and better layouts. Keyboard support has also been enhanced, which allows for better reviewing and editing in various languages.

Alongside this update release, CloudOn also provided an infographic showing some data about its user base. According to the infogrpahic, the apps have been downloaded over 2 million times and the service now has more than a million active monthly users, the majority of which are using iPads (95 percent).

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