After launching a version of Office for Android tablets in January, Microsoft’s productivity suite is now out and widely available for Android smartphones.
It doesn’t have the full functionality of the Android tablet version, but it’s still an upgrade for anyone who uses Office tools on Android smartphones. Word, Powerpoint, and Excel are all free to download from Google Play Store with Dropbox and OneDrive integration for storing files. You’ll need an Office 365 subscription to experience and use all the full Office features.
The Office apps combine the familiar look, feel and quality of Office with a touch-friendly experience designed for Android phones. The app suite still isn’t meant to handle entire workloads, but rather allows for simple edits to documents, tables and presentations.
Top 4 Favourite features of the new Android Apps
- On the go reviews and edits – review documents in full fidelity, read comments and then easily add your own.
- Presenting from my phone – PowerPoint for Android gives you the same transitions, animations and design that you would have from your desktop.
- Quick access to my documents – quickly find the document you were working on in the office from your phone. It even shows where you were working last.
- Easy to get – Just download them from the Google Play Store.