Microsoft Outlook App Released for iOS and Android Devices

The official Microsoft Outlook App¬†(not OWA for iPhone app which has the same icon) finally released today for both iOS and Android devices. And it’s a great app you shouldn’t miss. Why?

First, it works not only with Microsoft Exchange but also Office 365, Outlook.com, iCloud, Gmail, and Yahoo! Mail.

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It’s got a Focused inbox and less relevant inbox called Other¬†to get you more efficient when catching up on emails on the mobile device. And you can do a quick filter as well on unread, flagged emails, and files.

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It has swipe options that lets you quickly archive or delete messages from your focused inbox. And you can customize these options to fit your needs. Frankly, the built-in mail app on iOS has more swipe options than Outlook app and I hope Microsoft will improve this in the future releases.

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The calendar is now built inside the Outlook app to avoid switching back and force between email and calendar. It also makes sharing and scheduling a meeting a lot easier.

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What I like the most is the Files tab that, when set up, lets you view and attach any file from not only your email but also OneDrive, Dropbox, and other accounts with just a few taps. That also makes sending, receiving large files a lot easier and smoother.

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I’ve been busying on testing it the whole morning. So far, I am convinced that I am switching to Outlook App on my iPhone for now.

Check it out in action as well:

Kent Chen

Microsoft MVP, IT Professional, Developer, Geek, and the co-founder of Next of Windows.

Last updated: 01/29/2015

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