Last year in November, Microsoft released it’s new all in one Office mobile app in Google Play Beta store and under Apple’s Testflight program on iOS. Now, it is available for all Android users. Android Police was the first to report this. All in one app is a combination of useful mobile office tools such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel into a single monolithic application. Earlier, the company released these tools as a separate standalone app on Android and iOS.
The all in one Office app is somehow more feature complete. Apart from creating and editing documents, it will let you store the files in the cloud. Besides, it also includes a variation of Office Lens scanner and has integration with Windows 10 notes application. So, now, you can scan a QR code as it includes a QR code reader.
However, the new app has no support for tablets and Chromebooks, while the standalone Word, Excel and Powerpoint apps work well. Android Police asked Microsoft about this, in return, got a reply that the company has nothing to share at this time about tablet support or discontinuing the existing applications.
Some key features of the new Office app:
Simple, integrated experience
- Word, Excel, and PowerPoint all in one app with all of the mobile features you already know and use.
- Easily get to recent and recommended documents stored in the cloud or on your device, or search for documents across your organization if using a work account.
- Easy access to Sticky Notes to jot down quick reminders and ideas.
Create content in uniquely mobile ways
- Snap a picture of a document and turn it into an editable Word file with the press of a button.
- Transform a picture of a table into an Excel spreadsheet so you can work with the data.
- Let PowerPoint help you design a presentation by simply selecting the pictures you want to use from your phone.
- Create automatically enhanced digital images of whiteboards and documents with Office Lens features integrated into the app.
A new Actions pane for common tasks you may encounter on a mobile device
- Create PDFs with your camera, using photos on your device, or from Office documents.
- Sign PDFs by simply using your finger.
- Scan QR codes to open files and links.
- Easily transfer files between your phone and computer or share instantly with nearby mobile devices.