Working on files while you’re on the run can be a big inconvenience. Let’s admit it, even just the idea of dragging your laptop around with you is already cringe-worthy enough. But, the fact of the matter is, working on-the-go really just can’t be avoided.
Thanks to Microsoft though, working on-the-go doesn’t have to be as awful as it used to be! With the ever handy Word, Excel and PowerPoint now available for mobiles, you can now work on your documents, spreadsheets and slideshows even with just your smartphones or tablets!
ESSENTIAL FEATURES FOR FREE
Doubting about the actual functionality of the mobile app? Well, don’t. Office for mobile is surprisingly filled with all the essential features which we’ve grown to love in its desktop version.
These familiar features include a rich selection of premade templates for documents, spreadsheets and slideshows; same interface; and of course, all the fonts, layout tools and functions that you can find in Word, Excel and PowerPoint’s desktop versions!
Adding to these familiar features, Office for mobile can also make sharing and storing your files extremely easy. The mobile apps directly syncs to your OneDrive, SharePoint or Dropbox, making it way easier for you to access your files from wherever you may be, and from whatever device you’re using.
To top the Cloud integration, the mobile apps also come with a Quick Share button found in the far right corner. This allows us to instantly send the file we’re working on to our colleagues as either an attachment (via email) or as a link (via Cloud).
But to be honest, the best part about the Office for mobile is it’s entirely for free! Though logging in is required, take note that you don’t need to have an active Office 365 subscription this time to fully utilize the apps’ features. Instead, you can just simply use your free OneDrive accounts this time round!
AN IN-DEPTH LOOK
If looking at all three apps in general already excite you then wait ‘til we get down to the details of each app! So, without further ado, here’s what you can expect from each of them:
Word: Review documents on-the-go
If your organization works with a lot of blogs, articles or anything that needs reviewing and revising, Word for mobile has something promising for you! Word for mobile brings to the table the use of Review tools. These are perfect if you’re working collaboratively on these articles or documents. These Review tools include various abilities like adding in comments; accepting and rejecting changes made by others; and lastly, viewing the documents to include the changes and/or comments.
PowerPoint: Made for the speakers
Are you about to do a presentation? Better load up your slideshow on your tablet or smartphone as PowerPoint for mobiles can provide you with a couple of tools that can help you while you present! While on presenter view, just press and hold on the screen to activate your laser pointer. If you’re looking to highlight something, just tap on the upper edge of your screen to show the pen tool, and just scribble away!
Excel: Instant graphs
Don’t know much about Excel tricks? Don’t worry! Excel for mobile provides you with a couple of features to make the entire process of handling a spreadsheet as simple and as convenient as possible! Like its desktop version, Excel for mobile has a Recommend chart function to help you choose an appropriate graph for your data! Also, if you're not as familiar with the formulas, Excel for mobile also has an entire menu of preset formulas! This is to help you quickly sort out any computations you might need for your spreadsheet.
You can download Office for mobile for your iOS, Android and Windows mobile here >>
EMPOWER YOUR MOBILES FURTHER
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