Microsoft’s Unified Office App Comes to iPhones

Posted on February 19, 2020 by Mehedi Hassan in iOS, Mobile, Office with 16 Comments

Microsoft first announced a new, unified app for Office users back in November. At the time, the company released the app as a preview to Office Insiders. The app was recently made available for those on Android, and Microsoft is today announcing that the app is now generally available.

That also means the new Office app is now available for everyone on iPhone, with iPad support expected to come in the future.

Microsoft says the company experienced a lot of interest from customers since the preview was announced. “After the announcement, tens of thousands of people immediately rushed to get the Android and iOS apps, causing us to hit the 10,000- user limit in Apple’s TestFlight program in just a few hours,” the company noted.

For those unfamiliar, Microsoft’s new Office app brings together Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into a single mobile app. The new app also includes useful features like Sticky Notes and Actions like being able to sign PDFs, built-in Lens functionality for scanning documents, etc.

Microsoft says the company has also added new features like support for third-party storage services including Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and iCloud with the general availability of the app. It’s even promising a number of interesting new features — more on that here.

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