Office for Mac 2016 available now for Office 365 subscribers

Mac users can finally stop asking, but the non-subscription version will only be out in September

The litany of "Where's Office for Mac?" will finally end as Office 2016 for Mac just got released, with Office 365 subscribers being the first to get their hands on it.

The Office 2016 for Mac package sticks to the basics: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote.

Previous versions of Outlook for Mac got flak for not being as functional as the Windows version. Well, it still doesn't support CardDav or CalDav and doesn't allow the export of mails, contacts, notes, calendars and texts directly and syncing with other programs and platforms still doesn't work. You wonder why Microsoft still hasn't listened to the gripes of previous Outlook for Mac users, but we suspect the program was only going to appeal to a niche anyhow.

Yes, Outlook still isn't great

As to pricing, so long as you have an active Office 365 subscription, you'll be entitled to use Office for Mac. Personal plans start from S$9.80 a month/S$98 a year, while the Home version goes for S$13.80 a month/S$138 a year. Personal plans allow for only one PC, one tablet and one phone while the Home version lets you share Office with up to five PCs, tablets and phones.

Student and corporate rates will differ, however. To check pricing plans and options, head to the official Microsoft store.