Microsoft Announces Outlook for Mac is Now Free to Use

Microsoft today announced that its Outlook app for Mac is now free to use, eliminating the need for a Microsoft 365 subscription or license.

Outlook Mac
Outlook supports multiple email providers, including Outlook.com, Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo Mail, and others, with a unified inbox and universal search functionality available. As noted by The Verge, the app has been optimized for Macs with Apple silicon chips.

Microsoft redesigned Outlook on macOS in 2020, and the app supports Notification Center widgets, Handoff between macOS and iOS, and more.

Outlook for Mac is available for free on the Mac App Store.

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Top Rated Comments

Danfango Avatar
17 months ago
The only place I use Outlook is where they pay me enough not to complain about it.
Score: 54 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bsbeamer Avatar
17 months ago
Apple has a chance to fix Apple Mail and the constant "this message has no content" blank emails. If not, there will be more people who give this a shot.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
icanhazmac Avatar
17 months ago
Hmmm, nothing is free, probably phones home a lot with all your data.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rm5 Avatar
17 months ago

Is this better than the default Apple mail client?
FAR BETTER! I use Outlook on my MacBook... it's just better all around!
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bhall110 Avatar
17 months ago
So they can have more of my data no thank you.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BradPDX Avatar
17 months ago
I'm stuck using Outlook (Mac) for work, that's bad enough.

I really, really hate the unification of calendar, contacts and email that is intrinsic to the design. What an awful idea from long ago - I hated it in 1998, I hate it now.

The complete lack of integration with native Mac services, coupled with the weird formatting bugs that cause Outlook emails look terrible on any other client is just too much. Apple Mail is better. Gmail is better. Mimestream is better.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)