Microsoft Launches Outlook for iOS with iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo Mail Support

Microsoft today launched its official Outlook app for iOS, which allows users to easily view and organize their email inbox, calendars, attachments, and more under one unified view. The app works with Microsoft's own Outlook.com and Office 365 services, while iCloud, Gmail, and Yahoo Mail are also compatible. Outlook for iOS also features quick gestures, as users can simply swipe to delete, archive or schedule messages.

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Now, with Outlook, you really can manage your work and personal email on your phone and tablet – as efficiently as you do on your computer. And, because we know that everyone has their own, unique way to manage email, Outlook offers customizable swipes and actions, so you can tailor the experience just the way you like it. Beyond email, the new Outlook app offers integrated calendaring that makes scheduling a meeting or sharing your schedule a single tap away.
Outlook for iOS is the first app developed by Microsoft after its acquisition of email startup Accompli, which also previously developed an email client app for iOS and Android. Microsoft has stepped up its efforts in the realm of mobile productivity in the past year, bringing Office to iOS last March and launching updates that added printing capabilities and third-party fonts.

Microsoft Outlook is a free app for iOS devices and can be downloaded through App Store. [Direct Link]



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20 months ago

I wonder if this will suck as bad as Outlook on every other platform (including Windows)?


Outlook doesn't suck. Most businesses love Outlook. Consumers with light requirements hate it mostly because of its complex nature.
Anyone with power user requirements loves Outlook...
Rating: 5 Votes
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20 months ago
First impressions are positive. This may become my default email client on iOS.
Rating: 4 Votes
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20 months ago

Well, this app has been out for a while. Microsoft just bought the company and put their name on it. I don't believe they made any changes after they rebranded it.


Regardless of what you want to believe, as it currently stands the App Store has this as "MICROSOFT OUTLOOK" and it states that it is version "1.0.0" and as such, as a version 1 app, it is - as I stated - working quite well for me so far.

I could care less if it it was developed by another company that was bought out by Microsoft. The fact remains that it is now owned by Microsoft and if they choose to re-sell the product as Outlook that is their right to do so. Since I never heard of the other company or App that people are claiming this app to be in a former life, this app is for all practical purposes Microsoft Outlook.
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20 months ago
This app is great, but then so is Acompli and essentially I can find no difference in the app (except a handy "Swipe Options" feature in settings). However, what disappoints me is that Microsoft had to release a press release stating:

Today Microsoft released new Outlook apps for iOS and Android, which is both the culmination of several years’ of work and the first step in a greater journey to bring a true Outlook email experience to every mobile platform.

:rolleyes:

Great app, but Microsoft have essentially just rebadged Acompli at this stage.
Rating: 3 Votes
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20 months ago

Well, this app has been out for a while. Microsoft just bought the company and put their name on it. I don't believe they made any changes after they rebranded it.


I know right? Microsoft is the only company to acquire a smaller company and integrate into their portfolio of products. :rolleyes: Seriously, what are you actually complaining about? This happens all the time.

Whether or not they made changes to the app is a matter of speculation. Unless you know something we don't.
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20 months ago

Outlook doesn't suck. Most businesses love Outlook. Consumers with light requirements hate it mostly because of its complex nature.
Anyone with power user requirements loves Outlook...


I sure wish there was a down-vote on this forum. I consider myself a power user, and I get by just great with Apple's apps for Mail, Calendar, and Contacts. I've only seen and felt pain in an Outlook-centric setup.
Rating: 3 Votes
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20 months ago

I wonder if this will suck as bad as Outlook on every other platform (including Windows)?


The #1 email client in corporate world. You haven't seen IBM Lotus Notes, and Apple doesn't support anything for corporates in that area.

So yea, this is HUGE
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20 months ago
FWIW, after posting about this yesterday (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=20652018#post20652018), I also forwarded the information to our IT department (I work for a Fortune 500 company in Silicon Valley). They contacted Microsoft to confirm. As a result, they are blocking this app from accessing our corporate email as of today.

PS: Blocking the app is very easy: You just need to add an Activesync quarantine policy for the device family "outlook-iOS-Android/1.0" to your Exchange server configuration.
Rating: 2 Votes
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19 months ago

You are doing nothing wrong. Outlook for iOS doesn't support contacts. It only displays the last used email addresses...

Thank you for confirming that. I guess I will have to wait for an update I cannot use an Email Client that cannot access my email addresses from my contacts.
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19 months ago
If Microsoft stops caching passwords and other user information on their servers, I might give the app a test run. As it stands, I don't feel comfortable handing the keys to Microsoft.
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