Microsoft made its Office suite more accessible by combining Word, Powerpoint, and Excel Android apps in a single unified application.
Unfortunately, users of Android tablets and Chromebooks don’t have full support for the app, and iOS users are left out entirely for now.
A highly awaited app
Microsoft has finally released the unified Office app after many months of field testing. The app lets users edit Powerpoint, Word, and Excel documents without having to download individual apps.
Additionally, the app features OneDrive integration and the ability to scan documents with Office Lens.
The testing phase of the app began in early 2019 before Microsoft decided to release a public preview.
At some point, it seemed like they ended the program, even though some APK files were leaked out.
Generally speaking, the mobile version of Microsoft Office was already a top alternative for productivity on the go – and freely.
Microsoft made a smart move by unifying their apps so that users who are familiar in their ecosystem will hold on to their Office suite.
Downsides of the app
Unfortunately, there are some caveats to keep in mind: First, even though the app is available for Android, it doesn’t appear to behave well on Android tablets and Chromebooks.
Even on phones, the app can’t be switched to landscape mode.
Also, it’s ironic how Apple users haven’t received the update yet since the iPad is considered one of the most capable documents creating devices.