Have you ever wished that your complex word processing software had a simple search function to let you know where the hell it put the word count? It does, and it's called Google. But say you don't want to pop out to another program to do so. That's the idea behind "Tell Me," a feature introduced into the latest versions of Microsoft's various Office programs. It's essentially just a search box with a few predictive tricks to help users find some of the less obvious features. Today it comes to the Android versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Activating the tool is simple: just tap the light bulb icon in the upper right corner. The interface should automatically open the Tell Me search box, then all one has to do is start typing. The most common or obvious answers should pop up immediately, alleviating the need to hunt through half a dozen menus. In addition to the Tell Me update to all three programs, Word gets improvements to its built-in autocomplete engine and expandable or collapsible rows and columns in outlines. Excel can now merge and split cells in the mobile editor.

All three apps appear to be updated at the time of writing, so there's no need to hunt for the latest APK versions.

Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
Price: Free+

Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel
Price: Free+

The app was not found in the store. :-(