Microsoft’s Unified Office App for Android Now Available to Everyone

Posted on February 17, 2020 by Mehedi Hassan in Microsoft, Office 365 with 20 Comments

Microsoft has been working on a new Office experience on mobile devices for a little while. Back in November of last year, the company introduced a brand-new Office app for mobile devices that brought together the best of Office into a simple, unified application.

At the time, the app was only available to Office Insiders as a preview, and Microsoft had only started testing it with a small group of users.

This week, the company is releasing the app for everyone. Microsoft’s new Office app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store here, and it gives users a much more unified Office experience on a single app.

The app lets users create and edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents and the users are also able to scan documents, QR codes, sign PDFs, etc. There are a lot of useful features on the app, and it even lets you take Sticky Notes (which are synced via your Microsoft account and accessible from Windows 10 as well).

Unfortunately, as Android Police notes, the new Office app does not work too well with tablet devices yet. Although Microsoft has built a fantastic tablet experience across the standalone Office apps in the past, the new Office app doesn’t yet have a UI optimised for tablet devices. That could likely change in the future as Microsoft keeps improving the app, though.

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