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Microsoft PowerPoint for Android

By Microsoft Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Mar 3, 2015

PowerPoint for Tablet enables you to create and edit presentations almost as easily as on your PC, bringing together in a beautiful interface all the slide customization and enhancement options you need. To use all of its features, however, you have to buy an Office 365 subscription.

Pros

Excellent design: By skillfully emulating the look and feel of the PC version of the app and adding to it improvements necessary on a mobile device, such as easy functions arranged in toolbars and responsive hand gestures for image handling, PowerPoint for Tablet isn't hard to learn. On top of its accessibility, the crisp, compact interface with its clean, beautiful icons looks better than any other presentation app we've seen so far on Android.

One-tap notes and comments: You can access notes and comments at any time, thanks to the buttons in the bottom-right corner of the screen, which open up a right-hand sidebar, offering an overview of all your notes and comments.

Handles graphics and videos with ease: We were surprised at how easy it is to embed videos, SmartArt, or animations into presentations. It all takes just a few taps.

Cons

File processing slows down the workflow: When opening or attempting to print certain files, you get a prompt that Microsoft needs to process these files through its secure servers. This process is necessary to ensure you get security functionality and the most up-to-date features, by being able to open PPT or XLS files as PPTX or XLSX, for example. While Microsoft guarantees none of your information gets stored on its servers, this file processing isn't always quick, especially when it comes to larger files, requiring a few seconds at least.

Limited printing options: The only printing option supported is Google Cloud Support.

Slower than other Office for Android apps: While on the whole, it runs great, PowerPoint for Tablet can take its time opening larger files.

Bottom Line

PowerPoint lives up to its promise, being the solid and feature-rich app we hoped it would be. If you want to create compelling presentations on your tablet for work or school, this app offers everything you need to get the job done, provided that you have an Office 365 subscription.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 16.0.11001.20049

Thank you for using PowerPoint.

We regularly release updates to the app, which include great new features, as well as improvements for speed and reliability.

Did you know that with an Office 365 subscription, you can unlock the full power of Office across all of your devices? Find special offers in the app.

General

Release November 15, 2018
Date Added November 15, 2018
Version 16.0.11001.20049

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 9,360
Downloads Last Week 38
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Developer's Description

The PowerPoint app gives you access to the familiar tool you already know. Quickly create, edit, view, present, or share presentations quickly and easily from anywhere. Need to access your most recently used PowerPoint files quickly while on the go? PowerPoint provides a quick view of your recent files for easy access on any device. Worried about multiple file versions when you work on PowerPoint mobile? Syncing is seamless across devices. Work with anyone and present to anyone, anywhere, with confidence. With PowerPoint, your Office moves with you.

PowerPoint lets you make a lasting impression with powerful and customizable presentations that make you stand out. Create and present with confidence, from anywhere. Making a delightful and impactful presentation has never been easier. PowerPoint gives you the ability to edit your presentation and customize it on the go, collaborating with others in real time.

Present with confidence

Never miss a beat with PowerPoint on the go. You can make new presentations or continue working on existing ones. Since PowerPoint syncs your presentations to OneDrive, you can start a presentation on your PC, then edit and present using PowerPoint mobile. With presentation view on any device present your point clearly and with confidence, all without firing up your laptop.

Make a lasting impression

A beautifully crafted presentation is always a winner. With the powerful and highly customizable experience in PowerPoint, creating presentations that will make an impression and help you stand out is easier than ever.

Work with others easily

PowerPoint makes it easy for you to collaborate with others. With 1-click sharing, quickly invite others to edit, view, or provide feedback on your slides. Easily manage permissions and see whos working in your presentation. Stay on top of changes and feedback from others with integrated comments within the slides. Compare changes to see how your presentation has evolved over time.

REQUIREMENTS

OS version: KitKat (4.4.X) or above

1 GB RAM or above

To create or edit documents, sign in with a free Microsoft account on devices with a screen size of 10.1 inches or smaller.

Unlock the full Microsoft Office experience with a qualifying Office 365 subscription (see http://aka.ms/Office365subscriptions) for your phone, tablet, PC, and Mac.

Office 365 subscriptions purchased from the app will be charged to your Play Store account and will automatically renew within 24 hours prior to the end of the current subscription period, unless auto-renewal is disabled beforehand. You can manage your subscriptions in your Play Store account settings. A subscription cannot be cancelled during the active subscription period.

This app is provided by either Microsoft or a third-party app publisher and is subject to a separate privacy statement and terms and conditions. Data provided through the use of this store and this app may be accessible to Microsoft or the third-party app publisher, as applicable, and transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States or any other country where Microsoft or the app publisher and their affiliates or service providers maintain facilities.

Please refer to Microsofts EULA for Terms of Service for Office on Android. By installing the app, you agree to these terms and conditions: http://aka.ms/eula