If you have an iPad and would like to create files in Microsoft Word, Access & PowerPoint and/or surf the web with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer than this is the app for you!

There is a free version of the app and  a paid version of the app that has more bells and whistles; but either version of the app will let you create files in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

And the paid version, called Onlive Desktop Plus costs $4.99 a month, and comes with access to a very fast Internet Explorer browser which will allow you to actually watch flash videos and open PDFs on your iPad, through the app, which is not something you can do via the Safari Browser.

Here is a link to a New York Times tech article by David Pogue that praises the app:


And here is a link to the Onlive Desktop website which offers even more information about the app:


Have a great weekend everyone!

Linda R.


  1. I got the app and it is really nice. You can create documents and upload documents from your computer to edit. There is a safe feeling knowing that you can have your documents backed up on the cloud. Also, am trying out the 4.99/month Internet access. When I land in a place without wifi and get to try it, I’ll update here.

  2. hey there and thank you to your information ? I’ve certainly picked up something new from proper here. I did however expertise a few technical points the use of this site, since I experienced to reload the website a lot of times previous to I may just get it to load properly. I have been wondering if your hosting is OK? No longer that I’m complaining, however sluggish loading instances times will very frequently have an effect on your placement in google and can damage your quality score if ads and marketing with Adwords. Anyway I am adding this RSS to my email and can look out for much more of your respective intriguing content. Ensure that you update this once more soon..

  3. Thanks for the March 6 feedback on the technical glitches.

    I will advise our wizards of the IT and website that you’ve experienced a few difficulties accessing our site and we’ll do our best to fix the problem.

    Thanks for your interest in our library and our tech blog!

    Linda R.

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