Microsoft’s new all-in-one Office app, which arrived for Android a few days ago, is now available for iPhone users to download and become productive.
Until now Word, PowerPoint and Excel were only available as separate downloads, but this new app brings them together in one convenient place. You can also access files stored on OneDrive through the app and edit them with the appropriate tool.
The Microsoft Office app for iOS also features several integrated actions, which allow you to transfer files between devices, use Sticky Notes, scan QR codes and create and sign PDFs (even if there is no real example PDF editor).
As ZDNet explains, the basic Office app is free, but some activities require an Office 365 subscription. These include advanced formatting in Microsoft Word, editing WordArt and customizing pivot tables.
Not sure if the extras will justify the cost? You can unlock everything by signing up for a one-month free trial before making a decision.
More features coming soon …
There are also many other features, including Word Dictation, which will allow you to control your word processor using simple voice commands and transform your speech into written text. Ideal for jotting down notes and doing things hands-free.
Microsoft is also working on a “tabs” feature for Excel, which will allow you to view and edit data in a table without having to navigate between tiny cells. Each “tab” presents the data of a row or column in a large and clear form that can be easily changed.
PowerPoint is also not overlooked and will soon receive an “Outline to PowerPoint” feature that allows you to annotate a series of bullet points, then turn them into a fully formatted presentation. It looks very useful and should make working on a small screen much more practical.