Microsoft has unveiled a new Office app for Android and iOS which brings together its
previously separate versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint into a single download solution. Once installed, users will be able to access recent documents in the app or create new ones, using the ability to scan text or tables using your mobile devices.
Along with all of the existing functionalists of the three separate apps, the new Office app
also includes all of the new features which Microsoft has been gradually adding to Word,
Excel, and PowerPoint over the last few recent months. The additional new features include: the ability to transfer files from your computer to your phone; scan pictures to PDF; and even scan QR codes.
Along with the new Office app launch, the tech giant is also previewing the new Fluent
Design version of its Office logo – an extension to its work to tweak the existing suite of
Microsoft Office icons over the past year. The new overarching Office logo is a more
colourful version of the flat orange icon the company has been using in recent years.
The new design is already in use on the new Office iOS and Android app and will be rolled
out wider across Office.com and Microsoft’s other Office apps over the coming months.
The new Office app preview is now available for iOS and Android phones. Android users can
sign up here, and it’s available on TestFlight for iOS here. The test currently doesn’t support iPad or Android tablets.