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Microsoft rolls out Office app for Android and iOS users

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Microsoft Office app is now out of public preview after more than three months and available to download for all Android and iOS users. The Office app includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, alongwith integrated Lens technology, and several other features.

While separate apps for Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint are available on Android as well as iOS, Office brings the power of all three in a single app with templates for documents, spreadsheets and presentations, while also requiring considerably less storage than all three combined.

In addition, with the Microsoft Lens integration, users will also be able to convert images into editable Word and Excel documents, scan PDFs, capture whiteboards and enhance text in images.

The Office app will also enable users to sign PDFs, scan QR codes, take down notes and transfer files between devices. It also gets support for third-party cloud storage platforms such as Google Drive, iCloud and Dropbox.

In addition to Android and iOS smartphones, the app is also available for Android tablets, though with limited support. iPad users will have to wait for a while, as the company also works to fully optimise the Office app for tablets on both the platforms.

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Upcoming Office app features

Microsoft has also announced that the following features will be coming to the Office app in the coming months.

  • Word dictation: Voice to text service with accessible commands and toolbar to edit your dictated text in with the correct formatting and punctuations.
  • Excel Cards View: A new mobile-friendly view of Excel sheets that displays data in card format.
  • Outline to PowerPoint: Automated stylising, iconography and formatting of your content via PowerPoint Designer.

Office app is free to use and can be used even without signing-in.

“A few months ago, we introduced a new mobile app called Office—a whole new experience designed to be your go-to app for getting work done on a mobile device. It combines Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into a single app and introduces new capabilities that enable you to create content and accomplish tasks in uniquely mobile ways to help you achieve more,” Microsoft announced.

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