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Microsoft made the move of developing apps for android after it saw that several users complained that were missing Microsoft features on Android. People tend to enjoy the experience some unique and great features of Microsoft on its apps and that is why Microsoft has been aggressively developing several apps on Android that users are happy of.
Microsoft develops these apps under the guise of Microsoft Garage project. We look at 10 Microsoft Apps that you must try out on your Android Smartphone!
Let's look at 10 apps on Android coming from Microsoft:
Arrow makes it easy to find, launch and get back to your favorite apps, keep in touch with friends, and stay on top of the important things in your life. Arrow learns from you - the more you use it, the better it gets. It does the heavy lifting so you can spend less time managing preferences, and more time enjoying your phone.
OneDrive is the one place for everything in your work and personal life. It gives you free online storage for all your personal files so you can get to them from your Android device, computer (PC or Mac), and any other devices you use.
Office Lens trims, enhances, and makes pictures of whiteboards and docs readable. You can use Office Lens to convert images to PDF, Word and PowerPoint files, and you can even save images to OneNote or OneDrive.
Next Lock Screen is the ultimate lock screen for busy professionals. Next helps protect your phone from unwanted access by others, and you are instantly more productive. It is an excellent productivity locker app and companion for your everyday life.
Microsoft Hyperlapse is a simple app to help you shoot smooth and stable time-lapse videos, or quickly upload and enhance your existing videos.
Get the latest weather conditions, whether you're hitting the slopes, the beach or simply checking the forecast for your commute. See accurate hourly, 5-day, and 10-day forecasts for wherever you're going or whatever you're doing.
Mimicker Alarm, is a free morning alarm clock app that helps you wake up from sleep and stay up by playing a simple alarm game, called a "Mimic". To dismiss your alarm in the morning, you must mimic the action given. Mimic might ask you to snap a selfie, speak a phrase, or even get out of bed!
You can access, view and edit your Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents from virtually anywhere. Documents look like the originals, thanks to support for charts, animations, SmartArt graphics and shapes. When you make quick edits or add comments to a document, the formatting and content remain intact.
Parchi is a quick note taking app. Use Parchi (pur-chih) the same way you would use paper-pencil to capture notes.
Outlook is the gateway to all the Microsoft apps. Download Outlook onto your phone. The Email service offers integration with Microsoft Office and other services.