Tired of hovering over your laptop to advance slides in PowerPoint during presentations? Now there is no need to buy a supplementary Bluetooth device for managing PowerPoint slides, as Microsoft has launched its new app Office Remote, which turns your Android Smartphone into a smart remote that will let you interact smoothly with Microsoft Office on your PC.
Office Remote also lets you navigate through Excel worksheets and graphs, and manage data slicers, filters with palm of your hand. It allows you to scroll through MS-Word documents, just like as in Excel and PowerPoint, and gives you freedom to swiftly go to a definite section or comments. You can also also zoom in and zoom out, scroll up and down the document, play and pause embedded audio and video files using your Smartphone. It will also allow you to laser point the objects which you want to accentuate.
This app is available free-of-cost on Google Play Store and runs on Android 4.0.3 or later. It supports Microsoft Office 2013 and is not compatible with Microsoft Office 2013 RT or previous versions of Office. Previously, it was available for Windows Phone 8, but now Android users can also get their hands on this app.
Office Remote will connect your Android Smartphone to Desktop via Bluetooth. Therefore, your Android Device and System must have Bluetooth connectivity.
This app was not launched with any pomp and show, but that doesn’t make this app less effective. It has the potential to emerge out as one the most popular apps ever launched by Microsoft as dearth of one such official app has resulted in the birth of whole industry of Bluetooth devices to control PowerPoint slides and whole MS-Office. So, it’s going to be one app against the whole industry and Office Remote is sporting quite good features, so it might steal the show.
There is no beta version of this application or any other sort of restriction. So, you are free to test the utility and credibility of Office Remote.