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Microsoft PowerPoint for Android brings the presentation power of Microsoft’s time-honored application to your Android device. Microsoft PowerPoint for Android complements Microsoft Word for Android and Microsoft Excel for Android which allow you to take the most important elements of the Microsoft Office suite anywhere on your Android device.

PowerPoint for Android has a familiar look and feel for anyone who has used the desktop version and comes with much of the same functionality, albeit designed with touch screens in mind.


Microsoft Excel for Android is the mobile version of Microsoft Excel, designed to work on Android phones and tablets. Microsoft Excel for Android complements Microsoft Word for Android and Microsoft Powerpoint for Android. Alternatively, you can download the complete Office suite for access to the full range of tools.

Microsoft Excel for Android allows you to use Microsoft Excel on most Android phones and tablets. Excel for Android lets you perform the essential functions of the desktop version and encapsulates the look and feel of the desktop version, wrapped up in a touch-friendly design.


If you need access to Microsoft Office on the move and specifically Word, Microsoft Word for Android allows you to use Microsoft Word on Android phones and tablets. Microsoft Office products are available as a package, or as separate downloads for Word, PowerPoint and and Excel, allowing you to do almost anything you can do on the desktop versions.

All of them, including Word for Android, have the familiar look, feel and quality of Microsoft Office for Word on desktop – with the added bonus of an intuitive touch experience designed for Android phones and tablets.

Word for Android is suitable for creating professional looking documents or if you just need to make quick edits to a document on the go. Word for Android preserves all the original formatting and you won’t lose any tables, images or other formatting when you switch devices or go back to editing on desktop. Much like with business-grade document management apps like Hightail or Stellar Library, you can  access your Word documents in the cloud wherever you are, and Word for Android supports a variety of online storage solutions.


Microsoft Office Mobile for Android
brings the power of Microsoft Office on your desktop to your Android device. Although Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android are all now available as separate downloads, if you want the entire suite in one package, Microsoft Office Mobile for Android provides everything in one place for those using Android 4.4 and higher.

Office is hugely popular still in the business world, but is facing competition as SaaS-based applications gain popularity. For instance, a cloud accounting application such as FreshBooks or Xero offers a more powerful way to do your accounts than a spreadsheet does, since it can integrate closely with your bank and with other business systems you use – and can be accessed from your mobile device.

That said, the Office app for Android is good enough for day-to-day viewing and editing of spreadsheets, documents, and presentations.


Plain text files are great because they are low on file size, but they are extremely limited when it comes to presentation. To that end, noted blogger John Gruber created a simple markup language called Markdown, which allows for easy formatting for writers and increased readability when displayed. The syntax used in Markdown is simple to learn and use, and can be processed by a number of programs. So what’s all this got to do with your documents?

Most text editors for mobile devices typically allow either plain-text editing or rich document editing, which are both cumbersome to deal with when it comes to posting your content on the web. With Markdown, you can create formatted text documents that are as light as plain text files, read them using any plain text editor and display the content with headings, bold and italic text and active hyperlinked text. And now, you can do this on the go with Draft.


It’s National Novel Writing Month once again, time to challenge yourself to write 50000 words in 30 days, no easy feat! But with your Android device by your side, you can keep working on your novel or non-fiction book anywhere and anytime. Throughout this week, we’ll share our best apps, thoughts, and tips to help you achieve that writing goal.

As any writer knows, focus is absolutely key, and unnecessary distractions can really hurt the workflow. Most word processors are filled with bulky features that aren’t needed except for special projects that require formatting or tables. This means that they can easily distract from the primary purpose of the app.

Writer recognizes these aspects and strives to provide the most efficient writing experience possible on Android. It is an extremely simple word processing app that is designed to keep you submersed in your writing.


We’ve been talking for years about going paperless in every sphere of our lives, but the reality is we’re not quite there yet — printed receipts, cheques, forms, and business cards are still very much an intricate part of our existence. And let’s not forget our notebooks, napkins and sketch pads. That being said, it’s always worth taking steps towards relying less on paper — going digital helps the environment and makes information easier to manage too.

That is why Genius Scan is a handy app to have on your home screen. It allows you to scan any printed matter using your device’s camera and save it for easy archival and reference. Whether you’re prone to misplacing documents or need to quickly gather notes for your next research paper, Genius Scan can be of great assistance.


As a writer I need to be able to write wherever and whenever I can. However, a problem I recently came across was how can I write without an internet connection? After purchasing a Nexus 7 I desired a word processor with ability to express my ideas offline – but unlike iOS, Android doesn’t come with an integrated notepad app.

This was a problem, and I needed a solution. Fortunately, I came across Write, a notepad app which was designed specifically for tablets. I was impressed, and happy to fork out the couple of dollars it cost.


If you follow a handful of websites regularly and you have heard of RSS feeds, chances are that you use the Google Reader service to stay on top of all the new articles posted every day. Google Reader offers a great collection of applications for Android, from the official Google Reader app, which is quite limited in its functions, to a slew of third party software.

Two of these alternatives, namely NewsRob Pro and gReader Pro, are aimed at the Reader power users. Being a power user myself, I have tried the two extensively and decided to share with you my findings.


Google has made almost every attempt possible to become the company that you use every day to check your emails, spend time on your phone, read ebooks and even edit your documents. Google Docs, the online document editor, has been available in mobile form for some time now as a web app, and many users had their hopes dashed when the Google Docs app turned out to be little more that a ‘cover’ that redirects you to the mobile web app.

I must admit that it was not until recently that I really starting using Google Docs, having always preferred Microsoft Office for its functionality and design; however, when your documents need to be viewed by multiple people or you want to continue editing them from separate places, Google Docs can be your best friend with the new mobile app. While this free application is nothing revolutionary it shows that Google is trying to allow the user to have the best experience when using their applications.


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