Microsoft Launches 'Outlook' App for Apple Watch

Microsoft this morning launched an official Apple Watch app for its email client Outlook, offering users of the service the ability to read emails and even respond to messages on their Apple Watch. Before today's app, Outlook users with an Apple Watch received basic notification messages on the wearable device with no real way for interactivity, but now notification pop-ups will show more of the email body and let users jump directly into the app from the Apple Watch's notification center.

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Once in the app, users will be able to read their emails and even respond thanks to a few quick reply messages and the ability to dictate their response in a speech-to-text option. The Outlook app also comes with its own glance for quick looks at new emails in an inbox and upcoming calendar appointments. The watch app is out now for users with the iOS app already installed, and should download instantly for those with the Apple Watch's automatic download feature turned on. Those interested who have yet to download the Microsoft Outlook iOS app from the App Store can do so for free [Direct Link].

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58 months ago

I am sorry M$, I know you are trying, but I will stick with Apple's mail app.


...whilst I will do the opposite. Love Outlook. The joy of choice :)
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58 months ago

I am sorry M$, I know you are trying, but I will stick with Apple's mail app.

...whilst I will do the opposite. Love Outlook. The joy of choice :)


Completely agree MrGimper - its a solid app, works great. I find its faster, and is nicer than mail.app and exchange settings.
Rating: 6 Votes
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58 months ago

I am sorry M$, I know you are trying, but I will stick with Apple's mail app.


You are missing out ... it is a pretty decent app. MS actually bought it a while back and I was afraid they destroy it, however, it is getting even better with every release. I sort of like the 'new' Microsoft, they really have improved and open up since Ballmer left and they finally realize that there is a word outside of windows and the start supporting it (and I used be a big MS hater)
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58 months ago

I am sorry M$, I know you are trying, but I will stick with Apple's mail app.

Well, for those of us that own and love Apple devices but work in organizations that swear by Outlook, it's a really fantastic app.
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58 months ago

...whilst I will do the opposite. Love Outlook. The joy of choice :)


I totally agree. MS really hit a home run for me with Outlook for iOS. It blows Apple's Mail out of the water, IMO. Outlook for Mac is great too.
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58 months ago
I am sorry M$, I know you are trying, but I will stick with Apple's mail app.
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58 months ago

They are consumer facing goals. Nice to have indeed. But Microsoft has got a number of basic security related pieces they need to code in before these "nice-to-have" features are added.

The app has been in Microsofts hands for the better part of 6 months and they still can't code it to only load remote images on request. That's scary in my mind.

Well, what I'm saying is that those type of things might never really come up in these public suggestions/voting places--they might very well be on the roadmap for MS and perhaps even of higher priority than any of these public suggestions, but there's no real way to tell that from just what's displayed within the app's feedback section.
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58 months ago
I used the app for a couple days, until my company deprecated access due the gaping security holes in it.

Storing your credentials and running your email through a third party server is the biggest issue. But loading images etc by default, is also a problem when it comes to phishing.
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58 months ago

Regardless of them storing credentials, their servers still act as a "proxy" for all your mail, calendar and contact data so they can index all metadata. Sure, if we were hosted in Office 365 they'd be able to do that anyway, but this is supposed to be a secure, on-premesis Exchange server.



From their website: Email Credentials. We collect and process your email address and credentials to provide you the Service. Acompli does not use your email credentials for any other purpose. To learn more about how we process your email credentials please see acompli.com/security ('http://acompli.com/security').

https://www.acompli.com/privacy-policy/

Scary.
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58 months ago
This app is still blocked (by me) on my company's Exchange server, and will remain so for the foreseeable future. You give MS your credentials who then login to your Exchange server with their own servers, then deliver the content to your phone via those servers. At least with mail.app, it's a direct connection to our own server.
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