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Microsoft’s easy-to-use new app combines Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Microsoft recently launched the Microsoft Office app for Android, which includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint. It’s free to use and download, but the premium features will cost you. If you’re on a strict budget, tap or click here to learn more about how you can get Microsoft Office for free.

While taking up far less space than the standalone Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps, the Microsoft Office app allows you to manage all your documents, spreadsheets and presentations from one easily accessible place.

The app boasts simplicity and there are a number of useful new features that aim to lighten your workload and save you time. How can you make the most out of Microsoft’s latest app and how can it boost productivity? We’ll tell you all about it.

Microsoft Office on your Android

Some might be worried that with a smaller digital footprint and so much added functionality, important features might be missing from the Office app.

But according to Microsoft, its app brings together all the functionality you know and love about Office, like working on documents with others in real-time, making use of cloud storage, easy access to frequently and recently used files, and the ability to search for files across devices and services without skipping a beat.

Check out its informative video:

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In addition to the familiar features, the Microsoft Office app includes a variety of new ways to get work done, including:

  • One-click conversion of images to Microsoft Word files.
  • Convert images of tables to Excel spreadsheets.
  • Design PowerPoint presentations with the pictures on your phone.
  • Enhance document and whiteboard images with baked-in Office Lens integration.

Microsoft also offers a list of one-click features by way of built-in Actions:

  • Create PDFs instantly from images, documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
  • Use your finger to sign PDFs.
  • Make notes with Sticky Notes.
  • Transfer files between devices and access them locally or on the cloud.
  • Open files and links by scanning QR codes.

The new Microsoft Office app for Android is a convenient way to access all the necessary tools you need straight from your phone. No more looking around for a scanner or having to step into the office to get work done. Be productive by scanning documents, signing them, emailing everything out and more — all from a single app.

The best part? Every document you scan, chart you map and presentation you build is saved to the cloud, which spares your phone’s storage.

Interested? Visit the Microsoft store to download the app today. Want more Office tips? Tap or click here for 5 tricks to get the most out of Word and Excel.

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