Microsoft Word: Write, Edit & Share Docs on the Go

Microsoft Corporation
  • Author: Microsoft Corporation
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Author: Microsoft Corporation
  • Rating: 4.4
How to Get App To install the app, you will get a link to the Official Website or the Official Store.

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Review

Microsoft Word is the mobile version of the popular Office application. With its help, it is possible to work with text documents: view and edit them. You can download Microsoft Word on the Play Market or on the App Store.

Design – 5

The mobile MS Word's interface is well thought out from the point of view of usability and visual design which in many respects resembles the computer version. On the main screen there is displayed a list of files and account data. Using the vertical panel on the left side of the display, you can navigate through the menu items. So, the design of the application is very attractive and it makes the app more convenient.

Performance – 5

Like the desktop version, mobile Word allows you to work with tables, charts, add footers, and etc. There are also a large number of ready-made document templates. I rarely use them, preferring to start everything from scratch, but for someone they can be useful.

Editing a document, you can always continue to work from where you left off last time. It doesn't matter what device you have used: Word will remember all the latest changes. 

The program can add words and change their spelling to the correct one if the user makes a mistake. This greatly simplifies interaction with a text editor, using the on-screen keyboard of the phone or tablet.

The created text can be sent immediately through the app. Before this, the program offers to convert it to PDF. And since it is possible to save files in the cloud, you can send not the document itself, but only a link to it.

Usability and Platforms – 5

The mobile version includes most of the desktop version's functions. Of course, it is focused on mobile devices, and it is applied not only to optimizing work and saving resources but also to managing and using the capabilities of smartphones and tablets. Anyway, it's fair to say that it is still much more convenient to use the program on devices with a diagonal of at least 10 inches.

Word allows you to work with documents on Android and iOS devices almost like on the computer. It is possible to edit files both on the device itself and in the cloud storage. Moreover, you can do it not only in the Microsoft OneDrive cloud. The app also supports Google Drive, Dropbox, and Box. 

Also, I definitely can say that it's rather simple to use this application: there is user-friendly interface and a lot of features that are used in the desktop version. 

In-app purchases – 3

The basic set of functions for editing documents in the mobile Microsoft Office is provided free of charge (if the gadget screen diagonal does not exceed 10.1 inches). To use additional features such as tracking and viewing changes, setting up headers and footers for different pages, and etc., you need Office 365 subscription.

Verdict

Microsoft Word combines familiar interface and quality of Office with an intuitive touch control, designed for mobile phones and tablets. This program is ideal for creating documents, viewing and editing them on the go. So, you can access files directly from the cloud. In addition, data from several gadgets is synchronized to make usage more comfortable.

Pros 

  • A lot of tools for editing;
  • Data is easily synchronized;
  • Convenient design of the application.

Cons 

  • To use all features, it's necessary to subscribe to Office 365.

So, it's a popular application that is used by lots of people for creating, editing and viewing of documents. If you deal with texts every day, you should download Microsoft Word.

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How to Get App To install the app, you will get a link to the Official Website or the Official Store.

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