Cortana Now Available on the IPad

Microsoft is bringing its smart assistant Cortana to Apple’s iPad devices on iOS today. The addition of support for iPads on Cortana isn’t anything huge, as it includes the same functionality as Cortana on iPhones.

As for the looks, Microsoft has adapted the layout for Cortana to fit the larger screens of iPads. Cortana on the iPad still looks like a lot like it does on iPhones, but you just get to see more of the content in the display with its improved layout. There’s still a lot of empty space around the design, but that’s something which will require a lot of work to get around as Cortana heavily relies on a list-based card UI.

If you happen to own an iPad, you can get Cortana on the iPad right now from the App Store here.

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  • StevenLayton

    07 February, 2018 - 10:46 am

    <p>I won't put as bluntly as k77p, but you have to imagine the number of people who'll use this is limited. Most normal Apple users will use Siri. Most tech enthusiast users will probably opt for Google over Cortana on their iPad, if they're going to use a different assistant to Siri. </p><p>I know, I know. SOME will opt to use Cortana, but they're going to be a percentage of a percentage. </p><p>But, hey, choice is good!</p>

  • PurpleDisciple

    07 February, 2018 - 11:05 am

    <p>i put it on the iphone and I'm struggling to see what use it is, let alone on the iPad. Could someone enlighten me?</p>

    • Chris_Kez

      Premium Member
      07 February, 2018 - 11:17 am

      <blockquote><a href="#243934"><em>In reply to PurpleDisciple:</em></a></blockquote><p>I use it primarily for reminders since I have a mix of Android, iOS and Windows 10 devices. </p>

      • PurpleDisciple

        07 February, 2018 - 12:54 pm

        <blockquote><a href="#243940"><em>In reply to Chris_Kez:</em></a></blockquote><p>Simplistic reminders are fine, but appointments are taken care of with Outlook and I don't think Cortana can take input from Todo either</p>

  • markbyrn

    Premium Member
    07 February, 2018 - 11:21 am

    <p>Works like a charm</p>

  • chriswong13

    Premium Member
    07 February, 2018 - 11:46 am

    <p>Landscape only on iPad? Duh…</p>

  • Jeffery Commaroto

    07 February, 2018 - 12:43 pm

    <p>This makes zero sense to me. Instead of trying to subvert the core services of iOS with something very few people will use they should focus on territory that people are either willing to abandon or develop software that covers new ground.</p><p><br></p><p>Office on iPad is pretty good. Make it great.</p><p><br></p><p>Development tools on iPad are largely, blah. If they made a version of Visual Studio Code for iPad that was even a little enjoyable, they could own developers across devices and grab major iPad Marketshare.</p><p><br></p><p>We have Siri baked in. We have Google search. Don’t need Cortana.</p>

  • Edward Grego

    07 February, 2018 - 1:45 pm

    <p>if Cortana on iPad is as useful as Cortana on iPhone, this is a huge fail… Who uses Cortana? Of that number, how many on IOS? I would wager not enough to justify the resources required to build and maintain this app. </p><p>Just a thought here, why was't Cortana named Bing, or Bing named Cortana? This assistant absolutely should be named the same as the search engine you are trying to promote, seems to be another massively wasted opportunity by MS IMHO.</p>

  • WE_Booth

    07 February, 2018 - 2:22 pm

    <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;">Cortana should have never left John.</span></p>

  • maxpayi

    08 February, 2018 - 3:07 am

    <p>useless piece of crap :))).</p>

  • SvenJ

    Premium Member
    08 February, 2018 - 8:34 pm

    <p>How about they do Edge for iPad. I could use that.</p>


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