Microsoft launches Office Mobile app for iOS and Android

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Microsoft’s Office Mobile app, which combines lightweight versions of the company’s Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps, has been available on Samsung smartphones for some time. At its Ignite conference on Monday, Microsoft announced that the app is now available to all Android and iOS users in public preview

The app, though similar to the Office app that comes pre-installed on Windows 10, includes a new Actions pane that Microsoft claims will make for easier document editing on-the-go; you’ll able to create and sign PDFs from your smartphone, for example, and sharing files has also been streamlined.

With smartphone screens in mind, the all-new Office app will also let you snap a picture of a document and turn it into an editable word file and transform tables from a printed page into an Excel spreadsheet.

“We all want to be able to work on the go from mobile devices and we’re always looking to simplify and improve the experience. Now you no longer need to download each app separately and will have everything you need to be productive on the go,” said corporate vice president for Microsoft 365 Jared Spataro.

“You can snap a picture of a document and turn it into an editable word file, for instance, or transform tables from a printed page into an Excel spreadsheet.”

Android users can sign up for the preview here, and iOS users via TestFlight here.

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