Microsoft Office remains some of the best productivity tools out there. Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint are one of the most used programs for writing, statistics and presentations. Thanks to the latest smartphones, we’ve become even better at working with these tools on mobile although Microsoft insisted on having separated apps for each. Well, not anymore.
Update: The unified Microsoft app has just launched on iOS as well. The article has been edited to reflect this.
The company is finally merging the software tools together in one place, one app to rule them all, if you will.
The new Office app has been teased last year but it finally became free to download this month. On Play Store, you can find it easily and you’ll notice that it also brings some new, mobile-friendly ways of creating documents and editing slides. On iOS, it also supports dark mode.
Probably the most time-saving ones will be taking a picture of a word document only to turn it into an editable Word file or turning a table picture into an Excel sheet. Of course, there’s a time and place for PDFs too and you’ll certainly be able to use the app to sign using a finger or turn any sheet, slideshow and Word document in a PDF.