Microsoft Sway Comes to iPad, with Windows 10 Version “This Summer”

Posted on June 25, 2015 by Paul Thurrott in Office with 0 Comments

Microsoft Sway Comes to iPad, with Windows 10 Version "This Summer"

When Microsoft first launched the Sway Preview in late 2014, it offered web and iPhone apps, and promised to expand availability to other platforms over time. Today, it did that—sort of—by releasing Sway for iPad. But a version for Windows 10 is coming this summer, Microsoft says.

“We’ve heard your feedback loud and clear that you’re eager for Sway apps on more devices and platforms,” the Sway team notes in a new blog post. “So today, we’re excited to share more news and a roadmap for Sway apps.”

That news includes:

Sway for iPhone. Sway for iPhone has been updated with a ton of new features, including easier pictures, videos and text insertion, quicker sway previews, and more.

Sway for iPad. Sway is available now on iPad for the first time, offering all of the same improvements found in the iPhone version. But it also includes a few unique additional features enabled in part by the larger screen: you to create, view and share sways in landscape or portrait mode, and there’s a new Remix! button for quickly trying out different layouts and styles.

Sway for Windows 10. “Later this summer,” Microsoft will deliver a native Sway app for Windows 10 PCs and tablets, though the firm suggests a version for Windows 10 Mobile will arrive when that system is ready too.

More languages, more markets. Last month, Microsoft announced that Sway would support six additional languages (over just English), and with today’s releases, those new languages—Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish—work with Sway on iPhone and iPad too. Sway for iPhone and iPad are also now available in the App Store for 43 new markets where those are official languages, Microsoft says, and support for more languages is on the way.

Sway is a neat too. I’m leaving for a 10-day trip to Ireland on Monday, and while I will be posting sporadically, I’ll create at least one Sway during the trip and will post it publicly.

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