Microsoft releases native Outlook app for iOS

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Microsoft, after the big announcement last week with the presentation of the latest Windows 10, presented the new version Outlook for iOS and Android smartphones.

The first thing that stands out is that its design is a far cry from what we saw until barely a few weeks ago, with a designed interface for Windows Phone would say that what Google has established with Android. However, Material Design and seems to have convinced people of Redmond and version you have launched today is a complete makeover of this great manager of our email accounts.

Microsoft-Outlook-1.0-for-iOS-iPhone-screenshot-002As you know, we can synchronize different email accounts such as Outlook or Gmail among others, as well as see the different events that we recorded in their calendars. The current application wanted, like Google thought throwing “Inbox”, have an important differentiation between Posts particularly important and those that are not. We will also have access to a section of “People”, focused on differentiating incoming mail by sender of the email.

Highlights:

  • Manage your inbox
    • Outlook automatically triages your inbox for you, surfacing your most important email. Less relevant email is placed in your “Other” inbox.
    • Swipe to quickly delete, archive, or schedule messages.
    • Schedule emails and they will return to your inbox at a later time.
  • Your calendar built-in
    • Switching between your email and calendar apps is a thing of the past. Outlook includes your calendar and notifies you with appointment reminders.
    • Find available meeting times and share them in email or schedule a meeting.
  • Attachments made easy
    • View and attach any file from your email, OneDrive, Dropbox, and other accounts with just a few taps.
    • Send large files even if you haven’t downloaded them to your phone.
  • Find anything fast
    • Filter your inbox to only show messages that are unread, flagged, or have attachments, with a single tap.
    • Quickly find the right messages, people and files by typing just a few letters.
    • Outlook shows people you communicate with most often, and lets you conveniently drill down to see all related emails, meetings and files.

Remember that this version is still a “Preview” and that failures of performance or design will be present. We will notice, at least in my case, with some significant lag in many transitions, hopefully course be eliminate with before the release of the final version for iOS and Android.

Even with that, I think Microsoft is shooting in its approach to bring their best services and applications outside their platform, and iOs and Android users can only be grateful to have more and more and better applications.

Download Outlook for iOS from the App Store

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