Microsoft has been working on an all-in-one Office app for a while, and now you can finally use it on your iPhone or Android.
We covered the news back in late 2019 on how the company was looking to combine Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into a single convenient app. At the time, the Microsoft Office application was in public preview stage, meaning you had to sign up to get access to a beta version. Now the app is officially available to Android and iOS users. A fully optimised tablet version for iPadOS and Android will be available soon, Microsoft said.
Microsoft is still planning to keep the individual Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps available for users to use when they want, while this combined app is specifically for users who prefer a more mobile-friendly experience.
The new Office app is set to let you do everything in one place. You can browse your OneDrive files, create and edit any Word document, Excel spreadsheet, or PowerpointPoint presentation, and do nifty things like scan text, documents, and images. To be clear, all the main apps are combined, so you can seamlessly switch between documents, PDFs, whiteboards, and tables.
Microsoft is also adding support for third-party cloud storage, including Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and iCloud.