Microsoft Officially Launches Outlook for Android as the App Comes out of Preview
Microsoft has first released its Outlook personal information manager app for Android users three months back in beta form, and now the app is in its 1.0 version. Microsoft has now removed the ‘preview’ tag from its free Outlook for Android app, which is now available as a free download in the Google Play Store.
Microsoft says it has been busy behind the curtains improving the performance and stability of the app along with work on localization, accessibility and other features, like the user interface. The new Outlook Android app comes with support for Office 365, Exchange, Outlook.com, iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo Mail and IMAP providers like AOL.com, Comcast.net and others. Let’s have a look at the main features of the app:
- Manage your inbox – Outlook automatically triages your inbox for you, swipe to quickly delete, archive, or schedule messages, schedule emails and they will return to your inbox at a later time
- Calendar built-in – Outlook includes your calendar and notifies you with appointment reminders, find available meeting times and share them in email or schedule a meeting
- Attachments – 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
The Outlook app for Android has received 17 updates since first being released on the Play Store, so you will notice many tweaks. The app runs on Android 4.0 and above and is available in all the markets supported by the Google Play Store.