Microsoft Office is arguably the most powerful suite of applications for the work, home, and school on the PC and Mac. However, they didn’t have much of a presence in the mobile app space. Now Microsoft plans to change that with the launch of the new Office app for both iOS and Android that consolidates Word, Powerpoint and Excel into one app. It was released in beta for Android users back in November last year.
Combining all three products into one app reduces the hassle for users who don’t have to install three different apps anymore. Microsoft claims that they have achieved this while still maintaining almost all functionality of the three individual apps.
A functionality included in this release is a feature called Lens technology. With it users can use their phone camera to converting images into editable Word and Excel documents, scan PDFs and capture even whiteboards with digital enhancements. Microsoft has also made it easier to perform simple tasks when working on a mobile device like quick notes, signing PDFs, scanning QR codes and more. Other features that were added since the preview are support for third-party storage services, templates and more.
Microsoft has a lot of features planned …
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