Egnyte Mobile Apps for Office Integrations

Overview


The powerful integration of Egnyte and the Microsoft Office mobile suite enables a seamless user experience for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. This article covers how to open, edit, and save key office files from your Egnyte mobile apps. You can also leverage the Egnyte Add-in for Microsoft and the Office Online integration.

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Minimum Requirements

Open Office files from Egnyte (iOS)

Connect Office apps to Egnyte from iOS

Open Office files from Egnyte (Android)

Connect Office apps to Egnyte from Android

Connect Office apps to Egnyte from Windows

Limitations

Minimum Requirements

  • Microsoft requires a paid Office 365 subscription to edit files in their Office mobile apps (such as Word); however, you can view files in read-only mode without a paid subscription
  • Run the latest versions of the Egnyte and Office mobile applications

  • iOS version 10.0 or later

  • Android version 6.x or later

  • Windows version 10

Open Office Files from Egnyte (iOS)

When viewing an Office document in Egnyte’s iOS app, you can open it in directly in the appropriate Office app (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Just tap the open-in button.

Selecting an Office app will open the document directly in that app. Any changes you make to the file will automatically be saved back into Egnyte.

Connect Office apps to Egnyte from iOS

To connect to your Egnyte account from an iPhone or iPad, first open up an Office app (such as Word) and click Add a place.

You'll see Egnyte listed among the options:

Select Egnyte, and then enter your account information (Egnyte domain name, username, and password) to proceed.

Finally, select the option to allow Office to access your Egnyte account.

Once this is done, you'll be able to browse, access, and edit your Egnyte files directly from the Office apps.

Just pick an Office file to edit, make your changes, and save the file. Any updates you made will automatically be saved back to your Egnyte account.

Open Office Files from Egnyte (Android)

When viewing an Office document in Egnyte’s Android app, you can open it in directly in the appropriate Office app (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Just tap the open-in button.

If you have an Office 365 subscription, the Office app will also allow you to edit the file. After you make and save your changes, simply tap back to return to the Egnyte app. Any updates you made will automatically be saved back to your Egnyte account.
 

Connect Office apps to Egnyte from Android

To connect to your Egnyte account from an Android device, first open up an Office app (such as Word) and click Add a place.

Select Egnyte, and then enter your account information (Egnyte domain name, username, and password) to proceed.

Select the option to allow Office to access your Egnyte account.

Once this is done, you'll be able to browse, access, and edit your Egnyte files directly from the Office apps.

Just pick an Office file to edit, make your changes, and save the file. Any updates you made will automatically be saved back to your Egnyte account.

Connect Office apps to Egnyte from Windows

To get started, open one of the Microsoft Office mobile apps (e.g., Word) and select the Browse option in the bottom left of your screen.

Next, choose Egnyte from the tree panel on the left — once this is done, you'll be able to browse through your Egnyte account.

Pick a Microsoft Office file to edit, make your changes, and save the file. Any updates you made will be automatically saved back to your Egnyte account.

Egnyte is specifically available as a document provider when you are using Microsoft’s mobile suite. You will not be able to access Egnyte in this fashion from the desktop version of Office apps (e.g., Office 2013). Instead, we recommend using Egnyte’s Office add-in in these cases.

Limitations

Due to changes in Google's Single-Sign-On security policies, it has introduced a limitation within the Microsoft Office apps. Domains that rely on Google Single-Sign-On will not be able to authenticate until this issue is resolved. We are actively working with Microsoft to fix this issue.

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