While the software giant has had separate versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint available on both iOS and Android for years, this new Office app is created to combine them into a single download. Fortunately, this new app will be going to available for Android device users & iOS device users.
This not only allows you to view and edit documents, presentations, and excel sheets in the traditional way (and without running after different apps) but also offers the option to access a bunch of Microsoft-specific features to enhance the same.
"You can snap a picture of a document and turn it into an editable word file, for instance, or transform tables from a printed page into an Excel spreadsheet". So you can create a PDF from a photo or any document.
At present, Microsoft has rolled out a beta version of the app through Apple's iOS Test Flight program and, public preview on Android devices.
If Office Mobile sounds like a familiar name, that's because it started like as a Samsung exclusive, but now Microsoft is extending support to other devices. However, the app has been pulled from the store due to bug issues, but we will inform you whenever we get any updates.
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Office Mobile won't replace the standalone Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps.
For example, when you open the Office app, you can open your Sticky Notes so you can jot down reminders and ideas on the fly.
Microsoft's individual apps have been popular on mobile.
More than ever, the new app is designed with "quick actions" in mind to begin creating Office documents. Or you can search for documents across your organization if you are using a work account.
Microsoft said the new app will initially be exclusive to smartphones, but it plans to bring it to tablets some time in the future (it didn't provide a date). This app will be available for both Android and iOS.