You can now control PowerPoint presentations with your Apple Watch


Will this be the best Watch app yet? Photo: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

In what may be one of the most useful Apple Watch apps yet, Microsoft has added the ability for Apple Watch owners to control presentations using their brand new wearable devices.

The update to the existing PowerPoint for iPhone app allows users to switch between slides or check, with the quickest of glances, just how much time has elapsed during a talk, or the total number of slides you have left to show.

I envy the first person in each office who gets to show this off in a board meeting!

There are a few limitations. Currently you can only control presentations stored on an iPhone using the Watch, although since Microsoft has added the ability for Windows Phone and Android users to access and control presentations stored on a PC, it’s not out of the question that this feature could also be added for Macs at some point in the future.

This isn’t the only bit of support Microsoft has offered Apple Watch owners, either. Earlier this week, Microsoft updated its OneDrive cloud storage service app to allow Apple Watch owners to view, search, and delete photos stored in OneNote albums using their wearable.

Source: iTunes

Via: The Verge


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