Microsoft, the IT giant has ultimately released its all-in-one Office app for Android after spending lots of months under beta testing. The app includes bundled Microsoft Office apps like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The app is also integrated with OneDrive and allows scanning documents using Office Lens.
As per various reports, Microsoft has been working on this amalgamation of these apps since early 2019 before releasing it for a public preview later the same year. With the release of this new app, Microsoft is also letting its users to create PDFs from photos, Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. Learn more about Microsoft Teams Migration and Tenant to Tenant Migration Office 365 SharePoint.
Microsoft Office on smartphones was already an efficient way to increase productivity on the go. Unified Office app additionally allows users to transfer files from a phone to a computer, sign PDFs with a finger, take notes with Sticky Notes and scan OR codes. With the release of this unified app, Microsoft has shifted the and simplified things for the user from its competitor Google as the app has already hit the mark of 50 million installs from the Google Play Store.
While the app is available for Android, it doesn’t seem to operate efficiently with Android tablets and Chromebooks, states the reports. Also, the landscape mode of the app doesn’t work on some smartphones. iPhone and iPad users have not received this unifying update yet. However, Microsoft will likely set these bugs straight with the upcoming updates and also release the version of its app for iOS too.