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Microsoft releases more mobile-friendly Office app

The app is available for iOS and Android devices
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Posted at 11:52 AM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 13:52:08-05

A few months ago, Microsoft introduced their new mobile app called Office. It combines Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into one app and adds some new features that are improved for mobile devices.

Microsoft says the new app requires less phone storage than installing individual apps while maintaining virtually all the capabilities of the existing mobile apps you already knew and used before.

You'll also be able to convert images into editable Word and Excel documents, scan PDFs, and capturing whiteboards with automatic digital enhancements to make the content easier to read.

Microsoft also added new functionality for common tasks you'd often do on a phone like making quick notes, signing PDFs, scanning QR codes, and transferring files between devices.

More features are scheduled to come soon, like Word dictation where Word will let you turn your voice into written text and use voice commands and simple toolbars to easily apply the right formatting and punctuation you need.

You'll also be able to view and edit data in an Excel table row in a simple, digestible card format so you dont have span across columns that extend beyond the limits of the screen.

Another feature set to be released in the coming months is the ability to write your presentation content as a simple outline and let PowerPoint Designer turn it into presentable slides with the proper styling, formatting, and iconography of your content.

The app is now available to download for iOS and Android devices.