Microsoft Workplace has been accessible on iPhone, iPad, and Android for years, supplying you with a simple option to shortly view and edit paperwork on the go. Workplace on Android is now rolling out a brand new option to kind by all of your recordsdata, following related updates on Apple units.
Phrase, Excel, and PowerPoint have been initially separate apps on smartphones and tablets, however Microsoft rolled them right into a single ‘Workplace Cellular’ app again in 2019. The mixed utility has a house web page for fast entry to latest recordsdata, however more often than not, you had to make use of the search or file supervisor to truly discover what you have been on the lookout for.
Microsoft has now up to date the house web page on the Android app with a brand new Fast Entry bar on the prime, with buttons for switching between media (pictures and movies), PDF paperwork, Phrase recordsdata, and different classes. There are additionally choices based mostly in your latest exercise — you’ll be able to shortly filter between recently-opened recordsdata, shared paperwork, and recordsdata you could have opened. Better of all, you’ll be able to customise which buttons seem within the Fast Entry bar.
Filtering outcomes by file sort and up to date exercise has been an choice on Google Drive and different providers for some time, but it surely’s nice to see the performance within the Workplace app too. Microsoft can also be rolling out a brand new PDF button within the backside bar of the house web page, which brings up a menu to scan a PDF or convert a collection of images/paperwork to a PDF. Scanning a real-life doc right into a PDF was already accessible from the ‘Scan’ button (or the separate Microsoft Lens app on iOS and Android), however the brand new button is a little more clear for brand spanking new folks.
Microsoft up to date the Workplace app on iOS earlier this 12 months with related choices. The identical PDF button arrived again in March, and among the similar filtering choices (however not all) on the house web page first rolled out in February.
The brand new performance isn’t reside but on my units, however Microsoft says it can roll out within the newest 16.0.15225.20024 construct. If in case you have an Android machine and don’t need to wait, you’ll be able to be part of the beta program on Google Play to obtain new updates earlier than they’re prepared for everybody — be careful for bugs, although.