Microsoft is currently rolling out a new version of the Outlook email app to anyone using it on a Mac. The updated version offers improved sync, a more powerful search engine, and more. Support for IMAP and iCloud accounts has still not been added, unfortunately.
Forbes reports that support for IMAP and iCloud will be added “soon”. The website reports this based on what a representative has said. When the time comes, it is not made concrete. However, it’s important those functions are added. IMAP is a popular email protocol, mainly used by people with their domain name. iCloud support is also not unimportant to the people who use the app on their Macs.
- Improved synchronization: The new system works faster and more accurately than before and is based on Microsoft’s sync technology. There is also support for the Outlook Mobile.
- Search Improvements: The search engine within the app is now based on the same technology found in other Office 365 experiences.
- New features for composing email messages and events to increase your productivity.
- My day: within your mailbox, you will see an overview of your agenda items and events, so you know what to do today. You can also see what to expect in the next two weeks.
- Customizable toolbar
- Mail tips: you will receive more information about your mails, such as a warning when you want to reply to someone who has set up an automatic message.
- Snooze: You can now snooze certain emails so that they appear when you need them or when you have time for them.
- The new version of Microsoft Outlook will be rolled out via the App Store.
The first thing that users will notice when they launch the updated Outlook app is the new design. That design has now been tuned to the Big Sur update.