The Office app provides a simple, integrated experience that puts the tools you need for working on a mobile device at the forefront of the experience. We started by combining the existing Word, Excel, and PowerPoint mobile apps into a single app. Doing so brings all of your Office documents together in one place, reduces the need to switch between multiple apps, and significantly reduces the amount of space used on your phone compared to multiple installed apps. We then added new capabilities that harness the strengths of mobile devices, such as the camera, to enable you to create content in uniquely mobile ways. Finally, we added a new Actions Pane that helps you accomplish many of the common mobile tasks you need to do all from one place.
Here's a look at some of the app's new features...
Simple, integrated experience
● Word, Excel, and PowerPoint all in one app with all of the mobile features you already know and use.
● Easily get to recent and recommended documents stored in the cloud or on your device, or search for documents across your organization if using a work account.
● Easy access to Sticky Notes to jot down quick reminders and ideas.
Create content in uniquely mobile ways
● Snap a picture of a document and turn it into an editable Word file with the press of a button.
● Transform a picture of a table into an Excel spreadsheet so you can work with the data.
● Let PowerPoint help you design a presentation by simply selecting the pictures you want to use from your phone.
● Create automatically enhanced digital images of whiteboards and documents with Office Lens features integrated into the app.
A new Actions pane for common tasks you may encounter on a mobile device
● Create PDFs with your camera, using photos on your device, or from Office documents.
● Sign PDFs by simply using your finger.
● Scan QR codes to open files and links.
● Easily transfer files between your phone and computer or share instantly with nearby mobile devices.
The Office mobile app is available in public preview starting today for Android and iOS. Anyone can download and use it for free and Microsoft doesn't require a sign-in to start using it. However, logging in with a work, school, or personal Microsoft Account gives you access to your files stored in the cloud, and you can sign in with more than one account to make it easy to get to all of your documents in one place.
The company says it plans to bring the Office app to tablets in the future and will continue to invest in the standalone Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps.
You can download the Office app preview at the links below...
● Download Office for iOS (Preview)
● Download Office for Android (Preview)
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