Most Microsoft Office users hardly use their phone to do their work, if ever they do its for revisions or small adjustments. Users usually save majority of the work for when they can use a desktop, this should be expected as the mobile version, while handy, had a lot of limitations. Microsoft took this as a challenge to better improve their mobile app so that you could use the app on the go to create majority of the content of your files, be it a document, a spreadsheet or even presentations.
Microsoft has announced on February 19, 2020 that the Office app is now generally available for use on both iOS and android for you to test and hopefully give more feedback.
The Office app delivers several key benefits including:
- Combining Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in a way that simplifies the experience with fewer apps to download or switch between. It requires far less phone storage than installing individual apps while maintaining virtually all the capabilities of the existing mobile apps people already know and use.
- Integrating our Lens technology to unlock the power of the camera with capabilities like converting images into editable Word and Excel documents, scanning PDFs, and capturing whiteboards with automatic digital enhancements to make the content easier to read.
- Adding new functionality for common tasks people often encounter when working on a phone—things like making quick notes, signing PDFs, scanning QR codes, and transferring files between devices.
New features are also on the works that will hopefully help you do more content heavy work when using the Office App. Below are the features that are currently being worked on and hopefully will be out on a future update:
Word Dictation— a feature where you can enable writing via voice while keeping all punctuation and symbols via a shortcut bar.
Excel Cards View— a feature in which excel rows will be displayed as easy to read and edit cards to better.
Outline to PowerPoint— a feature in which your powerpoint slide based on an outline you write will be automatically designed by powerpoint designer.
To learn more about Microsoft Office or any other Microsoft products, you may visit our product page or you can contact us directly at 8893 9515 and we would be happy to answer your inquiries.
You may also find the link for the Office app below for your respective devices: