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What Do the iPad, Microsoft Office and Dropbox Have in Common?


Hint: they are all being unified by one snazzy startup.

Give up? Aw, you weren't much of a guesser, now were you? Fine, I'll tell you: CloudOn, a brand-new tech startup, has developed an app with the same name that allows iPad users to create, view and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. There's just one minor catch: Dropbox is required.

The app is so tantalizing that the company was forced to initially release it in limited supply. As Mashable first reported, CloudOn underestimated the consumer response it received.

“Today we launched our first release of the CloudOn workspace,” CloudOn wrote on its blog earlier this week. “The response was overwhelming – to say the least!

“Our goal in this first release, was to pilot a mobile workspace that would allow you to manage your files and edit them using Microsoft Office — bringing greater opportunity for productivity, especially when you're mobile.

“Unfortunately, we did not anticipate the thousands of people that would gravitate to the service in a matter of hours. Although we had planned to support a large number of users, the interest generated was beyond our expectations, and we have had a few teething issues with our platform (some of which we have already partially resolved). We have also made additional resources available to ensure that we can continue to support our current users.”

Upon CloudOn's second launch this week, the company wrote:

“Today we relaunched CloudOn in the US app store.

“We had another overwhelming response and we want to thank you for your continued support!

“It is thanks to you that we found ourselves ranked 6th in the Top 10 Free Apps!”

According to CloudOn's own status checker, the app is available for download in the U.S. App Store and the service is up and running without issue.

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