Microsoft Outlook is a free email app which brings together your emails, calendar and contacts from all your accounts.
The app works with Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Outlook.com, iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and iMap, and can attach files directly from your email, OneDrive or Dropbox.
The core functionality just works (only the most important emails make it to your inbox, there's a built-in calendar, you're automatically notified of appointments).
You'll still find plenty to do, but Outlook keeps the hassles to a minimum. You can quickly filter mail to find unread items, locate anything with attachments, maybe list messages from your most frequent contacts, in a tap or with a few letters. Processing emails (delete, wipe) just takes a swipe, or you can schedule emails and they'll reappear to be dealt with later.
What's New in Version 2.33
Big changes ahead this week. We’ve completely redesigned how email conversations look inside of Outlook to make reading and replying easier and faster than before.
Here’s an in-depth look at what changed:
- We now show all messages uncollapsed and provide clearer separation between messages in a conversation for easier scanning.
- When tapping on a conversation in your inbox, we will now automatically position you where you last left off. No more scrolling around to find the message you need to read first.
- You can now see and scroll through previous messages while replying to a conversation. Tap in the quick reply box at the bottom of the screen to try it out.
This feature is progressively rolling out for Outlook.com, Gmail, Yahoo and iCloud accounts. Office 365 accounts will follow soon.
Let us know how you like our new conversation view. Feel free to send us any comment or question through our in-app support in Settings, we’d love to hear from you.
The Outlook app is still relatively basic, but for an early release of a free app, it's a good start. And the rapid pace of development suggests it could be really impressive, quite soon.