In recent years we have seen interesting things from Microsoft for Android and iOS, and today is no exception, as the Redmond company has officially launched the Office for Android application, which first arrived in beta form to the operating system of Google, but today is available to everyone.
In fact, this application is so complete that Google should learn from Microsoft and launch something similar with its office products instead of continuing to offer everything separately.
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The first thing that attracts the attention of Office for Android is that from a single application we can access, edit and create Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents, which are the 3 most popular Microsoft Office programs, and probably the most used in the world.
This is probably the great success of Microsoft, which in addition to its office automation programs also includes the following:
- Notes section
- Tools to transmit files between the phone and the PC.
- Share files with nearby phones.
- Convert images to text.
- Open and sign PDF.
- Scan in PDF.
- Scan QR codes.
As you can see, we talk about a very complete application focused on productivity. And we are talking about that only one application can do what 5 applications would easily do separately.
Also, another of the things we liked a lot about the new Office is the possibility of adding our Cloud storage account from different companies to access the files we have in these accounts, so if you have a storage service other than OneDrive, you can access the files stored there from the Office app.
The only detail to keep in mind with the above is that Google One service is not yet compatible with the Microsoft app.
Office 365 is not required
With such a complete application, you probably wondered if the Microsoft hook is not that you subscribe to Office 365 to use it, and the good news is that no, you do not need to be an Office 365 subscriber to use it, although if you are already Subscriber you will realize that the user experience improves even more.
The Office app for Android is free and is compatible with most phones on the market today.