Most of us have more apps than we need on our phones, so it’s always been a little annoying that reading Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents require separate apps.
Recently, Microsoft publicly released the first unified Office app for Android. The app brings together Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Sticky Notes into a single unified experience.
According to Android Police, there is no support for tablets as of now.
The app does much more than let you read and edit documents from those three apps though. Some other features include:
- Quickly jotting down notes (which can sync with the Windows 10 Sticky Notes app)
- Scanning text from images, including spreadsheets
- Reading and signing PDFs
- Scanning images using your phone camera
- Transferring files to your computer and nearby devices
The app itself is free and available for download from the Google Play Store right now. The app can perform some functions without an Office 365 subscription. However, to use all the features of the app, you need an Office 365 subscription. You can log in with a personal, work, or school account within the app.