Office Apps for iOS now do more within Dropbox on Android tablets

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Late last year, Dropbox made it possible for iOS users to open and edit documents using Office Apps, right from within the Dropbox app. Support for Android phones was added a few weeks later.

In good news, this functionality has just been extended to all compatible Android tablets as well.

According to Dropbox’s Learn More page on the app’s new Office integration features, “you’ll see a new edit button that allows you to open your file directly in the appropriate Microsoft Office app for editing. Once you’ve finished your edits, you’ll be able to save the file back to your Dropbox.”

The official release adds the following:

When you’re inside the Office apps, sign in to your Dropbox account to:

  • Edit Office files from the Dropbox mobile app and sync changes across devices.
  • Access Dropbox files from the new Office apps and save new files to Dropbox.
  • Share Dropbox links from Office when you’ve finished making changes.
Deon du Plessis

Deon du Plessis

Deon got his first taste of PC gaming at the tender age of 11 when his father bought an 8088 XT, ostensibly to "help him with his homework". Instead, it introduced him to Leisure Suit Larry, King Graham, Sonny Bonds and many more, and Deon has been a PC gamer and hardware enthusiast ever since. He landed his first professional writing gig in 2006 at a prestigious local PC magazine, a very happy happenstance as he got to write for a living about things he loves - tech, PCs, gaming, and everything in between. He's been writing about it all ever since, and loves every minute of it.