The rare deal of getting lifetime access to Microsoft Office 2021 is back again. The price dropped to $ 29.97 which is a whopping 86% discount on the product. The original price is $ 219.99. In less than two weeks the offer is supposed to be withdrawn. To be precise, the deal is on till the 14th of July 2023.
Available for both Mac and Windows computers separately. Thus, you need to buy according to the OS you use. Windows users would get the Microsoft Office Professional 2021. The Microsoft Office Home & Business 2021 edition is for Mac users.
Microsoft Office 2021 Professional for Windows includes the following software:
- Microsoft Office Word
- Microsoft Office Excel
- Microsoft Office PowerPoint
- Microsoft Office Outlook
- Microsoft Office Teams
- Microsoft Office OneNote
- Microsoft Office Publisher
- Microsoft Office Access
- Skype for Business
Microsoft Office Home & Business 2021 for Mac comes with all of the above except Microsoft Office Publisher, Microsoft Office Access, and Skype for Business. The Mac edition also includes the basic version of Teams.
Reason to buy Microsoft Office instead of the Microsoft 365 subscription
Most of the apps available with a Microsoft 365 subscription are available on Microsoft Office 2021 too. If you do not require the apps exclusive to Microsoft 365 subscription, then it makes more sense to buy a lifetime license than pay a yearly subscription fee.
However, if there are more members in the family with multiple devices then it is ideal to take Microsoft 365. Microsoft 365 offers frequent updates and allows app installation on multiple devices.
Microsoft Office is best for budget-conscious students or professionals who have a single device only. They can just pay once as there would be no recurring costs for the license key.
The license key can be used on a single device only. If the computer stops functioning, it could be difficult to reuse the software bundle. The users would not get OneDrive Cloud Storage available with Microsoft 365 along with new cloud-based AI features like Microsoft Copilot.
It is also to be noted that Microsoft shall end its support for this version on 13th October 2026. Microsoft also has the right to terminate the license at any time.
However, the risks are not much high either considering you can use the software for even four months. The investment would be deemed profitable as compared to buying the subscription.
If you choose to buy the product, redeem the license within 30 days of purchase. Some sellers also offer store credit for unredeemed codes if you return them.