Bringing you award winning apps that help make Office yours!

Office apps and add-ins help users customize Office to build a productivity experience that is uniquely personal.  We are excited to bring you the top Office apps that were announced at the Office App Awards ceremony, at Microsoft Ignite Conference, in Atlanta this week!

After several months of rigorous nominations and judging, over 28 awards were announced across ten separate categories. Microsoft judges considered hundreds of nominations that were submitted across the nearly two thousand Office apps and add-ins that are available in the Office Store and other marketplaces such as the Azure Marketplace, Windows Store etc. To be eligible, solutions needed to have recently published versions that met high quality ratings and user evaluations.

Shutterstock received Best Overall Office prize. Take your presentation to the next level with the Shutterstock add-in. Get instant access to over 100 million of professional images – without leaving PowerPoint. Search the collection or choose from curated categories, then preview high-quality images and add them directly to your slides.

DocuSign won the Best Mobile App Award. DocuSign Apps provide you with the ability to submit and sign documents without leaving your Office application, so you can quickly, easily and securely transact business with trust and confidence, from wherever you are. Manage eSignatures seamlessly from within the familiar Office applications you use daily to communicate, collaborate and create.

Boomerang (Baydin Inc.) and Zomato shared the top spot in the Best Business Value category.

Boomerang for Outlook helps extend your productivity with optimized scheduling. Set emails to be sent at the optimal time, track responses and schedule meetings directly from within Outlook.

Zomato Restaurant Finder add-in for Outlook helps you discover new places to eat and share your findings and schedule time with your friends and family, all from the convenience of your email.

Document Designer (officeatwork) won Best Integrated Office award for their personalized brand and legal compliant Word document and templates builder.

Pickit Presentation Images took Best User Interface prize for it’s easy to install task pane add-in experience that allows Word and PowerPoint users to browse themed photo, icon and 3D image collections to build compelling presentations and documents.

Top winners for the SharePoint categories were Nintex Forms and Nintex Workflow and SideKick 365 xRM (SkyLite Systems).

Nintex Forms for Office 365 help business users create tailored, engaging and dynamic forms with ease that collect and edit SharePoint Online data. In combination with Nintex Workflow, quickly develop end-to-end business applications that trigger workflows and complete tasks.

SideKick 365 xRM Ultimate is a customizable CRM solution built on SharePoint, for Office 365, that simplifies the management of your accounts, opportunities, contacts, and customer files.

The Best MS Project award went to Sensei Schedule Analyzer, the add-in that performs quality checks on your project schedule to ensure compliance to industry standards and best practices, providing a score for the schedule and a full report of suggestions.

For the full list of winners see Office App Awards Winners.

Find these apps now in the Office Store.

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