Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook

Review

Since the Gmail app was released, Microsoft has been forced to rethink its strategy and offer something better. Taking upon something that had already been built and crafted to perfection, the new Microsoft Outlook app is an efficient machine that kicks any opposition in the bud and provides a holistic user experience.

Design 5/5

Both iOS and Android bring the whole design to life with a simplified main window compressed into six options: Inbox, Drafts, Archive, Deleted, Sent, and Scheduled. With bolder colors and your favorite options at the bottom, you don’t have to be confined to large ergonomic spaces anymore.

Obviously, for iOS users design and interactivity matter a lot, and Outlook holds its fort quite respectably. It is an efficient design as it allows you to find things easily. While you may have your reservations about how the previously large Outlook screen might look compressed, it comes out just fine on both OS platforms.

Content and Features 5/5

The problem with Microsoft products has always been about how relentlessly rigid their entire kernel is. It’s not nearly interactive enough nor is it the best when it comes to intuition. Microsoft Outlook tries to change that narrative to a good extent by introducing new features while integrating what still works best for Microsoft products. So if you were thinking that you’d be seeing windows with dozens of cell rows, you’re pretty mistaken.

Not only has this app been voted the best third-party email app by iOS users (surprised?), but it carries a revolution where a Microsoft product ranks highly on the App Store. Furthermore, the app integrates seamlessly across the entire OS X ecosystem. You’ll be pleased with new features like swiping to delete, archive or schedule tasks, attaching files from any cloud system without the need for download, and a direct link to all your Microsoft products.

User Experience 5/5

The incorporation of new products into the new outlook app has transformed the experience of using Microsoft, especially for email clients. You can pull search results directly from Bing, which brings roaring performance power. On iPad, the app brings out more of Outlook’s “desktop product” origins, but the experience is still optimized. Now you never have to miss a bill as the new Outlook identifies incoming mail and categorizes them as bills. With locations straight from Bing, you can always stay on top of your meetings if you are a business. Draft syncing for cross-platform continuity has also enamored this brand to customers.

Compatibility 5/5

This is synced with the Office 365 environment, which means you can pick up your tasks right off where you left them on your mobile device. That’s available for Android (version 4.4 or later), iOS (version 10.0 or later) and Windows products too.

Conclusion

It’s not rocket science to see why people love this app so much and actually prefer it to their native client. They do come from the same C ecosystem so that might have something to do with it. But even Java Android clients have found this a worthy addition to their systems.

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Microsoft Outlook review

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Catherine Ross

Microsoft Outlook review

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Since the Gmail app was released, Microsoft has been forced to rethink its strategy and offer something better. Taking upon something that had already been built and crafted to perfection, the new Microsoft Outlook app is an efficient machine that kicks any opposition in the bud and provides a holistic user experience.

Design 5/5

Both iOS and Android bring the whole design to life with a simplified main window compressed into six options: Inbox, Drafts, Archive, Deleted, Sent, and Scheduled. With bolder colors and your favorite options at the bottom, you don’t have to be confined to large ergonomic spaces anymore.

Obviously, for iOS users design and interactivity matter a lot, and Outlook holds its fort quite respectably. It is an efficient design as it allows you to find things easily. While you may have your reservations about how the previously large Outlook screen might look compressed, it comes out just fine on both OS platforms.

Content and Features 5/5

The problem with Microsoft products has always been about how relentlessly rigid their entire kernel is. It’s not nearly interactive enough nor is it the best when it comes to intuition. Microsoft Outlook tries to change that narrative to a good extent by introducing new features while integrating what still works best for Microsoft products. So if you were thinking that you’d be seeing windows with dozens of cell rows, you’re pretty mistaken.

Not only has this app been voted the best third-party email app by iOS users (surprised?), but it carries a revolution where a Microsoft product ranks highly on the App Store. Furthermore, the app integrates seamlessly across the entire OS X ecosystem. You’ll be pleased with new features like swiping to delete, archive or schedule tasks, attaching files from any cloud system without the need for download, and a direct link to all your Microsoft products.

User Experience 5/5

The incorporation of new products into the new outlook app has transformed the experience of using Microsoft, especially for email clients. You can pull search results directly from Bing, which brings roaring performance power. On iPad, the app brings out more of Outlook’s “desktop product” origins, but the experience is still optimized. Now you never have to miss a bill as the new Outlook identifies incoming mail and categorizes them as bills. With locations straight from Bing, you can always stay on top of your meetings if you are a business. Draft syncing for cross-platform continuity has also enamored this brand to customers.

Compatibility 5/5

This is synced with the Office 365 environment, which means you can pick up your tasks right off where you left them on your mobile device. That’s available for Android (version 4.4 or later), iOS (version 10.0 or later) and Windows products too.

Conclusion

It’s not rocket science to see why people love this app so much and actually prefer it to their native client. They do come from the same C ecosystem so that might have something to do with it. But even Java Android clients have found this a worthy addition to their systems.

Pros:

  • Focused inbox helps reduce unnecessary notifications
  • Bill email sorting actually works

Cons:

  • Lacks content or text formatting

Design 5

Content and features 5

User Experience 5

Devices 5

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