Multitasking is the name of the game these days, and nobody understands that as well as Microsoft. In support of those pursuits, Office Remote for Android turns your phone into the command centre via Bluetooth for desktop-based Microsoft Office 2013 and 2016 Preview programs (on Windows, Mac support is distinctly lacking at the moment).
There isn’t much to it, but there are a few handy features: advance PowerPoint slides (and read your speaker notes), use your fingertip as a laser pointer across the screen of the host computer, manipulate Excel tables, and jump through headings in a Word document.
It is another good sign from the Microsoft camp, proving they are abandoning their old platform-dependent ways… plus it makes my smartphone even more valuable as a multitasking tool.
Jillian Koskie is an experienced software developer, content writer, project manager and usability design expert. With over 17 years in these roles, Jillian has enjoyed applying her skill-set to assist clients and users across a wide variety of sectors including: legal, health, and financial services. Combining these professional opportunities with a love of technology, Jillian is pleased to contribute articles, opinions, and advice to numerous news outlets, websites, and publications.