Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint for Android and iOS updated with drawing support and SD card saving

This just in! Microsoft updated its well-regarded suite of Office apps for Android and iOS with finger-drawing support. Now Word, Excel and Powerpoint will let you draw by hand or stylus on the screen, lending your documents a new dimension of personal touch.

All three apps now have a Draw tab that houses tools for drawing, highlighting, and annotating MS Office documents. The pen tool's thickness and color can be changed, while hand-drawn shapes can be converted into custom ones. Excel cells can be annotated over, while PowerPoint allows for free-form drawing over slides.

While Word, Excel, and Powerpoint are technically free to download, using them requires an Office 365 subscription. Well, we take it drawing is one more reason to consider subscribing.

In addition, all three apps on Android have received the ability to save files on the SD card, as long as you're running Android 5.0 or later.

via MacRumors



1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Useful apps, but still not gonna suscribe. I'm boycotting MS for ditching Skype for Windows Phone 8/8.1


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Don't live in the past can move to WM10 right?

3. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

It's pretty good. I use it with my Android tablet. The office 365 subscription is a bumper for most people, unless you have a corporate licensing.

4. asiansatan

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Hey Microsoft, how about bundling 'Microsoft paint' along with the office suite! Would love that...

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