(64 stars) 126,947 ratingsDownloads: 5,000,000 - 10,000,000
Price: FREEPlatform: Android Developer: Microsoft Corporation size: 26.86 MB
Office Mobile for Office 365 could have been called simply "Mobile Office", but that's a different kettle of fish. What really concerns us is if it's better than any other free Office-like suits that roam the Market since time ago.
First things first, it is not a free app. It requires a subscription fee and, in the end, it's a sidekick for PC Office 365 (the same longstanding Office we all know). If you're already a Office 365 subscriber, go ahead. Otherwise, you'll have to jump through hoops. Secondly, it works along with SkyDrive, so if your splendid documents are stored in Google Drive you can't edit them. That was obvious, but someone had to say it.
In short, the masterstroke would be to start a Word, Excel or Powerpoint document comfortably sat on your PC at home or work, upload it to SkyDrive and edit them on your mobile. If you have downloaded that doc before, you can do that while offline and wait till you're next to a wi-fi hotspot to sync it all up. It also works as reader, so if you stop reading a text halfway, you can resume it later on your Android.
We would have liked that you could make free use of the editing options on standard Office documents, and be asked for a fee only to make use of Office cloud services, but unfortunately it doesn't work that way. Therefore, we should recommend this for users who are already subscribers to the service, while the rest will continue to use Google's or any other editor on market.
What’s New •Office Mobile for Android phones is now free for home use. •Bug fixes and stability improvements.
(64 stars) 126,947 ratings
Downloads: 5,000,000 - 10,000,000
size: 26.86 MB