Microsoft Apps for Android Devices

by Robyn Wright on September 9, 2015

in Tech

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While I was at the dentist today we were talking about the latest devices. The dental assistant uses a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and I was telling her about how great it is that Microsoft now offers great apps for their services to work on Android devices. She did not know about these and was happily surprised by this news. So today I wanted to share the same news with the rest of you.

Disclosure: I am a Microsoft Blogger, Verizon #VZWBuzz Lifestyle Ambassador and a Samsung Ambassador and receive devices and perks as a part of this. Opinions are totally my own.

Most of you know I am totally a Microsoft fan girl. I do love the Microsoft smartphones in many ways also, but I also am a Samsung fan girl. For a while now I’ve been saying that I wanted a Samsung Note style of phone but running Windows. I don’t have exactly that – but the mix I have now of using a Verizon Samsung Note and Microsoft apps with it is a great thing!

Microsoft Apps for Android I Use on my Samsung Note Smartphone

  • Microsoft Outlook for Android
    I love Outlook for my email, calendar, and contacts. I can easily use this Microsoft app on my Android phone to stay in touch no matter where I am. It is my most often used app actually.
  • Microsoft Word for Android
    For the longest time you could not use Word and other Office apps on Android but now you can! I know there are Google Docs also, but honestly it is still not on par with Word in my book.
  • OneDrive for Android
    This is my default cloud services and I put everything in OneDrive! I can then access all of my files, documents, photos, videos, and such on my phone, tablet, laptop, desktop, or from any connected devices anywhere in the world.
  • Microsoft Excel for Android
    Another commonly used Office product. Create spreadsheets and charts on the go, modify and view existing ones.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint for Android
    I create and view a lot of reports and presentations with PowerPoint so this is awesome to have with me at all times.
  • OneNote for Android
    This is the ultimate note taking app I think. Think of it like a 3-ring binder but in app form. You can create different binders, sections, and pages within it.
  • Microsoft Account Authenticator for Android
    This is a security type of app. If you need to verify your identity for your Microsoft account on your Android devices, this app does it quickly and easily.
  • Microsoft Groove for Android
    This is my go-to music service (formerly called Xbox Music). I can now have all of my playlists and subscriptions on my Samsung Note smartphone as well as all of my Windows devices.
  • Microsoft Health for Android
    I use a Microsoft Band for a fitness tracker and you can easily use the app for it on your Android devices too!
  • Skype for Android
    Skype is not just for your laptop or computer. You can use it on your smartphone too. You can instant message, make voice calls, and video calls for free on Skype.
  • Skype Qik for Android
    This is the newest offering from Skype. Qik is a free video messenger for sharing quick little videos privately during the day. The videos stay for just 2 weeks.

There are actually even more Microsoft apps for Android available as well in the Google Play store. I’ve just listed the ones I use on a regular basis for my needs.

Do you use any of these apps already? Which are your favorites? Which are new to you?


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1 Lisa Brown September 10, 2015 at 5:50 am

OneDrive and Skype is great to have on your phone.

2 Robyn Wright September 10, 2015 at 7:57 pm

Agreed @disqus_6oSG3yiSJN:disqus

3 Robin September 10, 2015 at 8:08 am

Maybe I’ll look into Microsoft Groove instead of Amazon Prime music. I already use OneDrive, Word, and Powerpoint every day.

4 Robyn Wright September 10, 2015 at 7:57 pm

I love Microsoft Groove – I have been using it for a couple of years now (it was Xbox Music before).

5 Yeng Lor September 10, 2015 at 9:44 am

I LOVE SAMSUNG. Only phone I would use and currently own. My main ones that I use is outlook and onedrive. I know how to use skype but just don’t and the other microsoft apps I don’t use them b/c I prefer seeing them on a bigger screen so I use them on my laptop.

6 Robyn Wright September 10, 2015 at 7:58 pm

I like big screens too, but it’s nice to have those apps on my phone when I am running around and need them in a pinch.

7 Elena September 12, 2015 at 12:20 pm

I use Skype. I am going to download Microsoft Word and Outlook

8 chrissiemz September 12, 2015 at 9:28 pm

I need to learn how to use some of these apps especially the one drive.

9 Robyn Wright September 22, 2015 at 1:28 pm

OneDrive is amazing – I promise it won’t take you long to get the hang of it either

10 pricousins September 14, 2015 at 1:14 pm

I have a Windows phone and I know this is about Windows apps for Android phones, but man! I wish there were more apps for Windows Phone! I’m trying to be patient. :-)

11 Robyn Wright September 22, 2015 at 1:29 pm

I totally understand. I love my Windows Lumia Icon phone too – but the apps have been much slower to come

12 shellypeterson September 19, 2015 at 3:12 pm

I don’t use a lot of apps on my phone, I just recently got my first smart phone. but this is nice to know about.

13 Robyn Wright September 22, 2015 at 1:29 pm

What kind of phone did you get?

14 Tiffany C October 21, 2015 at 5:05 pm

Love that you can have excel! I’d like to access and create spreadsheets and charts on the go, esp shopping lists or for travel!

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