Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint for Android and iOS updated with drawing support and SD card saving

This just in! Microsoft updated its well-regarded suite of Office apps for Android and iOS with finger-drawing support. Now Word, Excel and Powerpoint will let you draw by hand or stylus on the screen, lending your documents a new dimension of personal touch.

All three apps now have a Draw tab that houses tools for drawing, highlighting, and annotating MS Office documents. The pen tool’s thickness and color can be changed, while hand-drawn shapes can be converted into custom ones. Excel cells can be annotated over, while PowerPoint allows for free-form drawing over slides.

While Word, Excel, and Powerpoint are technically free to download, using them requires an Office 365 subscription. Well, we take it drawing is one more reason to consider subscribing.

In addition, all three apps on Android have received the ability to save files on the SD card, as long as you’re running Android 5.0 or later.

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