CloudOn truly goes global, taking its ‘Office for tablets’ technology to 60 more countries

CloudOn truly goes global, taking its ‘Office for tablets’ technology to 60 more countries ...

CloudOn, the tablet app for creating, editing and managing Microsoft Office and Adobe documents in the cloud, has today announced that it’s launching in an additional sixty countries around the world.

Just to recap, CloudOn taps Dropbox, Box and Google Drive integration to deliver full Microsoft Office capabilities, transforming tablets into mobile workspaces capable of accessing your Office documents on the go. The app uses cloud technology to connect to Microsoft Office software on CloudOn’s servers, so in effect your device is essentially used as a screen.

CloudOn also provides Adobe Reader to view PDFs – everything from simple forms to complex 3D documents – and a universal viewer for any file, ranging from raw Photoshop images to everyday image files, including PNG, JPEG and GIF.

Last month, CloudOn raised $16m in Series B funding to help it move beyond ‘Office for tablets’. This was announced a few weeks after it rolled out in fifteen countries across Europe and in Israel, and with this latest announcements, CloudOn is now available in around 80 countries globally.

While we wouldn’t want to name-check every country, we can confirm that CloudOn is hitting Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia), the Middle East (Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia) Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama) and a host of countries across the Caribbean, Europe and the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, including Jamaica, Greece, Poland, Australia and New Zealand.

CloudOn launched in the US back in January, bringing Microsoft Office functionality direct to the iPad. It swiftly found its way to pole position in Apple’s free app category, and in response to “enormous demand”, it finally hit Apple’s UK App Store in February.

The CloudOn app brings the full functionality of Microsoft Office to tablets. Users can track changes in Word, manipulate pivot tables in Excel and view PowerPoint slideshows in full presentation mode direct from their iPad or Android tablet.

Based out of Silicon Valley, CloudOn is looking to use its recent $16m cash injection to take its productivity suite beyond its headline selling point (‘Office for tablets’). The broader vision is to make it easy and intuitive to create, review, edit, share, track and annotate information while on the go.

CloudOn plans to expand its workspace to allow for improved group productivity, giving teams the ability to not only create content but also bring greater context to their workflow.

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