Microsoft Word is an app that needs no introduction.
But while you’ve almost certainly used it over the decades on a PC, a Mac, or even an iPad or iPhone, this powerful tool still has some surprises in store.
In addition to creating, editing, and sharing documents quickly and easily, Word also lets you view and edit Office docs attached to emails—and it can sync your documents across a number of cloud services, including Dropbox, Box, Egnyte, Kiteworks, and, of course, Microsoft’s own OneDrive (for those with an Microsoft 365 subscription).
This means you can start a Word doc on your iPhone and finish it up later on your laptop, with everything in sync as you go.
Word is packed with classic templates for just about any work, school, or personal project. Résumés. Essays. Scripts. It’s all there.
Rich formatting and layout options abound, along with the ability to easily add media like photos, videos, charts, and illustrations to your docs.
Maybe most impressive of all, Word lets you collaborate. Microsoft 365 subscribers can invite others to edit a doc, with everyone on the team having access to text, layout, and formatting changes.
If need be (say, one member of your team gets a little overzealous with the Comic Sans), you can revert to earlier versions of the document.
Sharing your doc is easy. Tap on the Shared button on the menu bar to invite others to collaborate. As long as they’re also Microsoft 365 subscribers, they can pitch in from whatever device they’ve got in their hands.