OnLive Desktop for iPad Now Available on App Store

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OnLive's virtual Windows 7 / Office app for the iPad has arrived on the App Store. As we reported earlier this week, OnLive Desktop offers iPad users access to full-featured versions of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The applications are running on OnLive's servers and streamed to your iPad.

OnLive offers a number of plans for the service, including a Free service as server capacity is available. Paid accounts will take priority over free accounts.


Existing OnLive customers can sign in with their existing accounts and new users may sign up for a free account -- though account activation seems to be throttled and may be delayed.

As with their gaming service, performance can be subject to a number of factors, including internet speed and proximity to servers. [App Store]

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Top Rated Comments

uaecasher Avatar
162 months ago
Who cares? Why not iWork?

Because some people prefer Microsoft office. it's always nice to have choice
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SandynJosh Avatar
162 months ago
Hmm not sure i like the idea of streaming my data back and forth to a 3rd party such as onlive.

Look... you call an 800 number and give the guy that answers your credit card information for a flight to Florida on one date and a return flight a week later for your family.

The guy has your credit info, the billing address of your home, and knows when you and your family will be far from home. He is also in a federal prison that holds a contract with a national airline to book their reservations. He also has a few old friends that live near your city and are free on parole for violent crimes. You don't give that a thought and go merrily off on your vacation.

I say, stream your data with that same level of concern.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
slrandall Avatar
162 months ago
Because some people prefer Microsoft office. it's always nice to have choice

Yeah, let's be honest - iWork isn't quite at the level of Office yet. PowerPoint and Keynote? Pretty much. Word and Pages? Kinda, but Word still has more formatting options. Excel and Numbers? Not even.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fins831 Avatar
162 months ago
I'm waiting for Office to release its iPad app...I am sure they will release it soon enough...
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
5H3PH3RD Avatar
162 months ago
THIS is so Cool!

This will blow away any reason to feel like an iPad can't be used in enterprise situations. Okay, okay, I know it's really hard to write a 20 page Word document on it because it lacks a keyboard, but it really makes nothing impossible to work around easily to get the job done.
Wrong. The pure fact that the document leaves a coporate network and goes to a third party already makes this unsuitable for most organisations .
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pancakedrawer Avatar
162 months ago
A great way to get the office suite on your iPad.

Still, you'd think they would make a promo video where the document doesn't lag when scrolling and zooming.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)