Microsoft is bringing some of its most popular tools under one umbrella with a new Office mobile app.
Microsoft is announcing the new app for iOS and Android that combines Word, Excel and PowerPoint into a single experience today at its Ignite conference. Microsoft wants the app to be the mobile center for accessing documents on the go. It includes the ability to perform tasks such as using the camera to convert images to text, creating and signing PDFs, and sharing files between devices.
Having a unified app means users won’t have to jump between tools as they work on documents, Microsoft says. It also takes up less space and is designed to be more simple and efficient than the individual Office apps.
For now, the preview is only available on smartphones, but Microsoft does plan to eventually expand it to tablets. Microsoft will continue to support individual apps for Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
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