Microsoft Word 4+

Create, Edit & Share Documents

Microsoft Corporation

    • 4.6 • 1.2M Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



This application requires a qualifying Microsoft 365 subscription. Microsoft 365 includes premium Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps, 1 TB cloud storage in OneDrive, advanced security, and more, all in one convenient subscription. With Microsoft 365, you get features as soon as they are released ensuring you’re always working with the latest.

Create, edit, collaborate, and share documents using Word for Mac. Now it’s easier than ever to write, design, and work seamlessly across your devices & with others. Share your files and collaborate in real time within a document or edit Office docs attached to emails. Get smart assistance features as soon as they are released in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint so you’re always working with the latest. Whether you’re a blogger, writer, journalist, columnist, student, or a project manager working on documentation, Word is your go-to app for working with documents.

Kickstart your creativity
• Achieve more and enhance your documents with access to a growing catalog of premium templates for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Rich formatting and layout options produce beautifully pristine documents on any device including laptops, iPads, and iPhones.

Create with confidence
• Receive spelling, grammar, and stylistic feedback on clarity, conciseness, formality, vocabulary, and more with Microsoft Editor.
• Auto Save documents right to Microsoft OneDrive or another cloud provider to access them on any device and at any time you have internet access.

Accomplish more together
• Whether it’s a school project, sales pitch, or newsletter, seamlessly work with others with real-time co-authoring to bring your ideas and plans together faster.
• Safely share your documents with the click of a button to invite others to edit in real time. Easily manage permissions and see who’s currently working in a document.
• Add comments or assign tasks to people in your group for clean editing and organization.

Learn more about Microsoft 365
Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based subscription service that brings together premium versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneDrive, with the best tools for the way people work today. Please visit: for information on Licensing Terms.
Unlock the full Microsoft Office experience with a qualifying Microsoft 365 subscription for your phone, tablet, PC, and Mac. 

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Please refer to the Microsoft Software License Terms for Microsoft Office. See “License Agreement” link under Information. By installing the app, you agree to these terms and conditions.

What’s New

Version 16.84

• Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.2M Ratings

1.2M Ratings

Katria734 ,

Proprietary Guards = Not User Friendly

Microsoft guards proprietary features to the point that it compromises its quality. I have used MS Word since 1984 - followed by every update - every version from the beginning. As technology has evolved, so has proprietaryship. The guards that are in place make it cumbersome - many issues - sometimes even irritating. 1. The most irritating = unstable layout when attaching or embedding Word docs into emails. 2. MS One Drive is frustrating - wants to take all my Word files - constantly need to watch - 3. And then there is a permissions/access denied issue when I want to edit older Word documents - acts like it doesn't know I'm the author - as if Word owns all my files. Makes me question who owns what intellectual property. 4. Can't use layout features to create a newsletter - certainly can't rely on the layout when I want to save it in pdf. Whatever. I keep looking for a better document program. There are some good ones but require a learning curve. Doesn't have to be this difficult.

ErinLindsMcCabe ,


I detest nearly everything about this updated "subscription-based" online version of Word. Did they even speak to anyone who uses Word for editing? I hate how the comment function works--it's extra key strokes for me to "send" a comment, extra key strokes if I want to delete a comment, it's super annoying if I type a comment and forget to hit "send" and then go to type another comment and ugh--Word will take me back to the one I forgot to enter and then lose my place in the document. I hate that I have to select "edit comment" in order to type additional information in an old comment-- basically everything takes longer because there are at least two additional key strokes for every comment I want to enter. For someone who is typing multiple comments on every page of a 400 page document, this adds up to a lot of wasted time. And don't even get me started on comments about deleted text that just vanish...Or how Word reverts to the "list" setting when viewing comments that have been resolved, so then you can't see the actual text that's been resolved unless you select "contextual" but then the very next "resolved" comment reverts back to list... again, it's just more time wasted clicking on things. If there were literally ANY program I could use instead I would switch in a heartbeat.

H2O Forrest ,

Needs to be better in 2023

Microsoft word has many great features, but for the way technology has progressed, its inadequacies are annoying and unexpected. For instance, weird formatting erros happen whenever you try to utilize lines, dotted lines, and listed. Sometimes it will insert line for lines and you can't properly fix it without taking out all lines. That I would consider a bug, and something that I would think would have a really easy fix. Second is something that is probably really complicated coding and stuff, but is still a significant shortcoming- table of contents formatting. For law students and lawyers at least, and probably for everyone, the ToC feature is too buggy and should simply just work the way it is supposed to, but it doesn't. Managing your varipous points and subpoints should be way easier. That needs a user interface/ ease of use change, not just a bug fix. You need to be able to go into some outline mode and move things around in your ToC, heading, subheading- all that sort of stuff. Lastly, something as simply as inserting a picture is easy enough, but moving it around and managing it isn't quite a smooth as it should be given thw advances in software that we have had..

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