Here are 9 Microsoft Android apps users need to try on their phones now.
Microsoft gives users 5GB of free storage. OneDrive for Android lets users sync the pictures they upload to Microsoft’s servers in the background, acting as near instant back up if something happens to the device.
Microsoft Health is free and lets users track their steps, and get guided fitness workouts. In addition to that, it enables some of the productivity features of the Microsoft Band for Android users. There’s also a Microsoft Health app for Windows.
Office for Android tablets isn’t a single app. Instead, it’s a series of newly released apps all built to support Android tablets natively. There’s Word, PowerPoint, OneNote and Excel. Each is fully compatible with Android and connects directly to OneDrive for document storage and syncing. Alongside them is Office Mobile. Office for Mobile contains Word, PowerPoint and Excel too, but each is optimized for smartphone screens. All of these apps are free, though signing up for Microsoft’s Office 365 subscription service adds more OneDrive storage and features.
Upload your music to OneDrive and Groove Music will act as a seamless local jukebox
The app is perfect for anyone strongly considering a switch to an all digital office instead of paper filing.
Arrow puts contacts, appointments and your recently-run apps at our fingertips, with different home screen panes. Additionally, it includes a customizable settings drawer that floats out from the bottom of the screen. The drawer isn’t all that different from the Control Center that’s available on Apple’s iPhone.
Sometimes you’ll need to mimic the facial expressions that the app tells you to get your Alarm to silence. Other times, you can have the app force you to say a tongue twister or capture a specific color. It’s all about making sure that you’re alert and ready to start your new day.
All of a sudden, Microsoft has some of the best software available anywhere. No doubt you’ll find at least one of these apps enhances your Android experience.