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The Main Pros and Cons of Taking Your Office Apps Mobile

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Microsoft released different versions of its Office applications for mobile devices a couple of years ago. Since then, the application(s) have become more and more user-friendly for touch screen devices. The good news is they are becoming increasingly usable on mobile devices. In this article, we will be going over some of the main pros and cons of taking your Office apps mobile.

Pros:

  1. Use Anywhere

One of the biggest benefits of being able to take your office applications mobile is the fact that you are going to be able to take them effectively with you anywhere and everywhere. Because of this, you will be able to use them effectively anywhere that you need to. With this kind of usability, you should be able to get effectively all kinds of work done whether you are at home, at the office, or out and about.

  1. Sync Everywhere

Another benefit of taking your Office apps mobile is the ability to have your Office apps completely sync up with your desktop application. Meaning, you will be able to create a document on your desktop at your office and simply continue it while you are on the move. This is going to allow you to keep all of your files with you everywhere you go.

  1. Similar Look and Feel

Another benefit that you are going to get from taking your application mobile is the ability to work on an application that is familiar. The good thing about the mobile device is that it offers a very similar look and feel that you are going to be used to. For this reason, you will be able to benefit really from having a similar application directly on your mobile device.

Cons:

  1. Having a Smaller Screen

The fact is, when you are going to be working on mobile devices, the screen is going to be much smaller. Because of this, you are going to have to deal with the inconsistencies of working with a smaller screen and you are likely going to have a hard time working on each document because of the lack of screen real estate.

  1. Lack of Full-Size Keyboard

Whether you are working with a document on your mobile phone or your tablet, it is very likely that you are not going to have access to a full-size keyboard. Unfortunately, not having access to a full-size keyword is going to really hinder your efficiency when it comes to working on documents. The fact is, you are not going to be able to type effectively, edit, or even utilize different shortcuts throughout the program.

As you can see, there are plenty of different things that you are going to either benefit from or be at a disadvantage with when it comes to working on documents on the go. If you are thinking about taking your Office applications mobile, you will want to consider these pros and cons.

Contact Mogo CRM for more information on mobile apps today.

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