Microsoft is giving Office a mobile replace. On Wednesday Microsoft released a brand new model of its Microsoft Office app for iOS and Android that may now corral three of the software program big’s hottest merchandise — Word, Excel and PowerPoint — right into a single Office app.
Having launched in a preview final yr, the brand new replace is offered now globally on Android and on iOS. Beyond combining its word-processing, spreadsheet and presentation apps, Microsoft has added a handful of mobile-optimized options to the brand new Office app, together with the power to show photographs into editable Word docs or Excel tables, and the power to signal PDFs.
New options resembling improved voice dictation for Word and higher pill assist on Android are additionally within the works.
Microsoft says that by combining the three apps into one will probably be in a position to take up “far less phone storage than installing individual apps” on individuals’s phones, all “whereas sustaining just about all of the capabilities of the present mobile apps individuals already know and use.”
Versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iOS individually add as much as almost 775MB, whereas the brand new Microsoft Office app clocks in at simply over 352MB.
As with the prior particular person apps, the brand new Office is free to make use of, although solely these with an Office 365 subscription will be capable of unlock all of the options.