[Review] Microsoft Office For Android
Instead of investing 27MB in the app, go for other apps like Office suite, QuickOffice or Kingsoft Office, which provide more options and features over the Microsoft's Office App.
Edit, Create, View Word and Excel documents.
View PowerPoint Presentations.
Integration with Microsoft's OneCloud.
Apk size 27M.
Available for free for Home use only.
Paid subscription available for Business use.
Easily Edit, Create and View Word and Excel Documents.
VIEW PowerPoint Presentation.
Integration with OneCloud.
Free access for Home use.
Cannot EDIT/ CREATE PowerPoint presentations.
Now option to integrate with DropBox, Google Drive and other popular services.
Office 365 or similar subscription required for business use.
The App is available for free download on Google Play. The size of the apk file is almost 27Mb. The app faces a tough competition from other players already present on the Play and also available for free download.
The App only allows the users to create, edit and view Word and Excel files. Other format files like ones from PowerPoint are available for viewing and cannot be edited or created.
Once the app is downloaded, users have to sign in with their Microsoft Email ID if they have or they need to create one. The app is available for free only for home use and requires a paid Office 365 subscription for Business use. Interestingly the users have to enter the Microsoft email ID and the app takes the user to a new page for entering password. Both of them appear on different pages.
The app syncs with Microsoft’s own OneCloud and offers now other cloud options like Google Drive Or DropBox or any other service. The app by default has three sample files for Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The App also has pre-installed templates for Word and Excel. The files loaded quite fast and also no lag during surfing was observed. However the app fails to give the user a dedicated app browsing experience and sometimes is boring to create files and switching through them.
One major flaw we found while browsing the options is that the app has now option for signing out. In case someone wants to access his account on the other phone there is no option for sign in and sign out except the signing in option that appears for the first time when the app is installed. If someone wants to sing out the user will have to use the “Reset Office Mobile” option which resets the app and also all the saved data is wiped off.
Overall the experience with the app was mediocre and Google Play offers more options which are mostly free and some are paid, which offer more options and users control over the office files.[Review] Microsoft Office For Androidhttp://www.gadgetcluster.com/2014/04/review-microsoft-office-for-android/http://i0.wp.com/www.gadgetcluster.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Screenshot_2014-04-06-19-10-55.png?fit=480%2C854http://i0.wp.com/www.gadgetcluster.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Screenshot_2014-04-06-19-10-55.png?resize=150%2C150 APPSandroid,apps,GOOGLE,Microsoft,office