Microsoft Office Survey: Not Many Mobile Users Interested in New Apps

Microsoft Office is finally coming to the iPhone. People have become increasingly reliant on their smartphones and other mobile devices for work and professional reasons in recent years. So it makes sense that one of the most popular software suites for this purpose would come out with more mobile options. How many users might be interested in mobile Microsoft Office?

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In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 32% of respondents said they often use Microsoft Office products such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook. Another 30% said they sometimes use these products. 19% said they rarely use Microsoft Office. And just 19% said they never use it. Those who work full time were 5% more likely to use Office often. And students were 31% more likely to use it often.

Mobile Users

Overall, 59% of respondents said they own a smartphone or other mobile device with internet access. However, just 7% of those respondents said they often use Microsoft Office on those devices. 15% said they sometimes use it. 14% said they rarely use it. And 65% of mobile users said they never use Microsoft Office on their mobile devices.

Mobile Office

The lack of use could be due to the fact that just 10% of those who don’t use Office on their smartphones said they often use their phones for work purposes. 16% of those respondents said they sometimes use their mobile devices for work. 22% said they rarely do. And 51% said they never use their smartphones for work purposes.

Of those who don’t already use Microsoft Office on their mobile devices, just 7% said they definitely would if the program were available for their device. 25% said they probably would. 48% said they probably wouldn’t be interested in a mobile version of Microsoft Office. And 20% said they definitely wouldn’t be interested.

You can view the complete survey results in the widget below and be sure to click “Open Full Report” to take advantage of all the chart and filter options.

Photo Credit: Microsoft Office 365 lansering from Flickr

What do you want to know? If you need some consumer insights on a particular topic, let us know in the comments below and we’ll consider it for an upcoming survey post.

Results were collected on June 16 via AYTM’s online survey panel.

Anne Pilon brings 3 years experience to AYTM as a blogger and journalist. She has a degree in journalism and marketing communications from Columbia College in Chicago and enjoys writing about business, marketing, social media, and art.