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Microsoft Excel for Android

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Mar 3, 2015

Microsoft Excel for Tablet features all the PC app's indispensable spreadsheet creation and editing features in a neat interface. There's a catch, though -- to be able to use all of its features, you need an Office 365 account. Also, if your tablet has a screen size above 10.1 inches, you can't use any of the free features.


Sleek design and high usability: Microsoft Excel for Tablet catches your eye with its well-organized, polished interface, complete with compact toolbars containing essential features. We especially like the handy contextual menu, which appears as three little dots and can expand to show Cut, Copy, Paste, and other quick features, considerably speeding up the editing process.

Great templates for a quick startup: After launching the app, you can choose to open any of a variety of good-quality, ready-made templates for lists, total expenses, tasks, assignment schedules, time sheets, and special calendars, all of which are easy to customize.

Highly reliable: Because of its snappy performance (even when handling charts or long lists of data) and its impressive stability -- it did not crash or slow down once during our tests -- this app proves to be more robust and dependable than any of the free spreadsheet editors we've come across so far on Google Play.


Limited cloud support: Like other Microsoft Office apps for Android, this one works only with OneDrive, Dropbox, and SharePoint and does not support Google Drive, which for most Android users is the default cloud storage solution. The limited cloud support translates into limited functionality for users with Google Drive or other non-supported storage options.

Weights over 200MB: This app requires around 227MB, plus at least 50MB more for user data.

Bottom Line

Powerful, reliable, and intuitive, Microsoft Excel for Tablet has all the essential spreadsheet creation and editing options you need at the office. If you need to create or modify work-related spreadsheets on your Android tablet on a daily basis, this is probably the best app available for the job. But if you work with spreadsheets only occasionally, you'd better turn your attention to one of the many free alternatives on Google Play.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 16.0.11001.20049

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

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Release November 12, 2018
Date Added November 12, 2018
Version 16.0.11001.20049

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Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None


Total Downloads 43,153
Downloads Last Week 40
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Developer's Description

The powerful Excel spreadsheet app lets you create, view, edit, and share your files with others quickly and easily. It also lets you view and edit workbooks attached to email messages. Work in accounting, auditing, finance, or other fields, with anyone, anywhere with confidence. With Excel, your Office moves with you and can implement the most complex formulas, with amazing features.

Review your work or start a budget on the go. Customize your spreadsheet your way with robust formatting tools and great features. Excel lets you build your spreadsheet to meet your specific needs.

Create, calculate, and analyze with confidence

Jump-start your budget, task list, accounting, or financial analysis with Excels modern templates. Use familiar formulas to run calculations and analyze your data. Rich features and formatting options make your workbook easier to read and use. All spreadsheet features, formats, and formulas operate the same way no matter the device you use.

Review, edit, and work anywhere

Review your Excel files from any device. Edit your data or update your task list from anywhere. Features like sort and filter columns help focus your review. Create, duplicate, hide, and unhide sheets easily.

Tell a story with your data

Insert common charts to bring your data to life. Use features like add and edit chart labels to highlight key insights in your data.

Draw and annotate with ink

Make notes, highlight portions of your worksheet, create shapes, or write math equations using the draw tab feature in Excel on devices with touch capabilities.

Sharing made easy

Share your files with a few taps to quickly invite others to edit, view, or leave comments directly in your workbooks. Copy the content of your worksheet in the body of an email message with its format intact or attach or copy a link to your workbook for other sharing options.


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

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