Microsoft Office App for Mobile

Microsoft released its Office app for mobile. It’s available in the respective app stores for Android and iOS. It’s a single app which covers Word, Excel and PowerPoint. So three single apps become one.

Source: https://products.office.com/de-de/mobile/office-mobile-apps-for-android

Conclusion, opinion and summary

A single app is definitely a good idea in case no functional is cut off due to consolidation into one app. I just tested the app a little bit and its very straightforward and easy to use. In case your are already using Outlook, Teams, OneDrive for Business on your mobile or your connected with your Office 365 account the new app signs in directly, shows a start splash screen and a short intro and you are ready to go.

On the home screen you can seen your recent documents and the navigation drop down offers you to go to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, Media or Notes.

In the Office apps settings you can enable/disable “Download most recent and recommended files”. By default it’s enabled so it downloads files to your mobile so that you can directly start to work on recent documents. Also by default, download via mobile network/data is disable if the above feature is on but of course you can enable it in case you roam a lot.

Office app setings –> Download most recent and recommended files

Nice app to access your files within a single app, no need for a app switch between Excel, Word and PowerPoint anymore. Some nice and new features are convert a picture to (Excel) table, convert images to files and sign PDFs. More features and improvements are already planned and announced.

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