Microsoft Debuts Outlook for iOS and Android; App Up for Download Here
Microsoft launched Outlook for Android and iOS today, meant to be run on tablets and phones. The application is very much based on technology from the company Acompli, that MS bought last December.
The new apps are available right now and you can get the fresh Outlook for Android from here. The aim is to replace the current Microsoft Outlook branded applications with the new one. The list includes Outlook.com for Android and the OWA apps for Android and iOS, that require Office 365 subscription. The older apps will still be available for a while, a limited time.
Microsoft recommends Outlook.com users on Android to switch to the app here. This software looks and feels fresh, aired and clean, like the Acompli apps and also like the previous gen Gmail, if you ask me. The header part feels like OneDrive and some of the experience has an Office vibe to it. There’s a colored ribbon-like UI and the Outlook app offers support for Office 365, Exchange, Outlook.com, Yahoo Mail and Gmail, plus other email providers.
You can also send attachments through many cloud services, including OneDrive and Dropbox. Swipe gestures are also available and keep in mind that the Android app is still in preview phase, so it’s not finalized.