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Microsoft power users might want to download this iPhone keyboard

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Microsoft has released a new keyboard application for iPhone, which makes it easy to quickly share Office documents, contacts and more.

Microsoft Hub, which landed on Android earlier this year, offers shortcuts to Word, Excel, Powerpoint, One Note and more.

From there, users are able to attach the URLs to documents stored in OneDrive and Sharepoint, while recently shared files will also remain at hand for even faster access.

The standalone app, which is a product of the Microsoft Garage team, also offer fast access to the device’s clipboard.

The idea is to reduce multitasking to a single screen, rather than having to switch between apps.

So, for example, if contacts are all backed up to OneDrive, it’s easier to find those contacts within the app, rather than having to duck in and out to the address book.

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There are also built in translation tools, enabling users to quickly write in different languages if the situation requires it.

“Isn’t it painful to switch between apps just to complete your routine on-the-go tasks?” Microsoft asks in the App Store description (via TechCrunch).

“Hub Keyboard, a Microsoft Garage project, lets you stay in context by bringing information from different services to your fingertips and help complete your tasks faster.”

Compared to the Android version, it is missing one feature, which is the ability to access multiple clipboard items rather than the last piece of text copied.

You can see a video for said Android version below.

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