Saturday 23 February 2013

CloudOn brings Microsoft Office to Android smartphones

The app allows users to create, review, edit and share their Office documents.

CloudOn, a free mobile productivity app that gives smartphones and tablets access to Microsoft Office, is now available for Android smartphones. Till now it was only available for iOS and for Android tablets like the Nexus 7.

CloudOn allows users to create, review, edit and share their Office documents. CloudOn also updated its FileSpace - a kind of news feed for all the activity that happens around a given file. This feature brings together all the annotations, edits and notes other may have added to a document and which, as CloudOn argues, usually get lost as files get shared back and forth via email.

The Android smartphone version of the app comes with a tweaked interface to make it easier to use on a touch-enabled devices by increasing spacing of icons and also making them larger.

Just like the iOS and Android tablet versions, Android smartphone users will also be able to view their documents in landscape mode, add notes and comment to any file and access their files on Dropbox, SkyDrive, Google Drive and other cloud-storage services right from the app.

"We are thrilled that CloudOn is now available across the entire Android ecosystem, and are excited to be able to reach more of our loyal customer base,” said CloudOn CEO Milind Gadekar in a canned statement today. "In addition to bringing Microsoft Office to Android phones, we are excited to give our users a better way to create content, and also access the critical contextual information around documents as we continue to grow our productivity offering."

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