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

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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.

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]

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

markfc

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Yes, its in the UK. I used the link in the article.

Very nice app. Only problem is I can't see our company shared calendars.

Other than that, seems very handy.
 

jonatron

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Accompli

This is just Accompli, the app they bought, with an outlook icon on the badge. At least they didn't ruin what was a good app.
 

Narcaz

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It is not bad. There are some nice ideas: e.g. you can add any file as attachment. The font looks weird and is totally not iOS. Be aware of the privacy and security before you add a work account. Everything is saved on their servers.
 

coffeemadmanUK

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Yes, its in the UK. I used the link in the article.

Very nice app. Only problem is I can't see our company shared calendars.

Other than that, seems very handy.
Ah I'm at work so the links don't work for me. Have to rely on the simple search!

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It is not bad. There are some nice ideas: e.g. you can add any file as attachment. The font looks weird and is totally not iOS. Be aware of the privacy and security before you add a work account. Everything is saved on their servers.
We use Outlook for work and there is already a OWA app that is just for 365 Business users. Chances are your work will use this too.
 

hellosil

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links and Safari

Can anyone confirm if clicked links from this app can open in Safari by default?

(Link clicks from the Gmail app open in Chrome/in-app browser. I want Safari, so Gmail app is no option for me.)
 

bbfc

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Can anyone confirm if clicked links from this app can open in Safari by default?

(Link clicks from the Gmail app open in Chrome/in-app browser. I want Safari, so Gmail app is no option for me.)
They do. You can set the default browser in settings within the app.
 

Khaaaaaaaaaan

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Good v1

So far, this is performing REALLY well for a v1 app. Even if it is Accompli, it's working nicely with my jobs o365 Exchange instance. One key thing missing is free\busy look-up when scheduling a meeting. Either it's not there yet or I can't find how to do it. Their OWA for iPhone app does it but that's due to it being a wrapper for OWA 2013. This option is a HUGE requirement in the enterprise and the #1 request I get from my users. Here's hoping it's coming soon.

-K
 

iGawain

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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.
 

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There are so many email apps out there. I just wish Apple would let me change the email app default in iOS. Until then, it makes it more difficult to use any email app due to lack of integration. its not like apple loses money if they give us the option. Actually could make money if they sell the rights to become the default app like they do with the search engine in safari.
 

MaximizedAction

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It looks nice, and from Microsoft themselves. Could it be that finally...could this be the one mail app...

nope, still no public folders support on iOS.

One day...
 

petvas

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I tried the Outlook for iOS App with my Exchange Office 365 account and I am not impressed. There are still things missing that should be expected from Microsoft.
  • Cannot set OOF
  • No support for Exchange categories
  • cannot access public folders
  • cannot set the amount of data to store offline
  • cannot access contacts folder on Exchange mailbox
  • Cannot move an appointment to a different calendar
  • no support for Exchange tasks
  • no month view in calendar
  • no week view in calendar

The app has potential but cannot replace the standard mail.app for me. At least not yet.

The only thing I really like is the integration with DropBox, OneDrive and the ability to access attachments from other mails.
 

davehutch

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I recently found an issue with All-Day Repeating appointments not showing up correctly in the default Calendar app (and WeekCal as well). This turned out to be an iOS8 issue as I enable the same account an an iOS7.1 iPhone and the unwanted additional appointments disappeared.
In Outlook they show correctly so I may use this for Work.
MS say they intend to send out updates every few weeks now to improve it rapidly
 

ateslik

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Can you do focused searches by To, From, Subject, etc? Why Apple removed that from their iOS app is confounding!?! I have 4 guys in my office named Brian, but if I type Brian in the search bar every email where ANY header containing the word Brian appears. Well, every single email has that around here. Useless. And lets not even talk about sorting search results by date.
 

ScottNWDW

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So far I like this app a lot. It looks very well done for a version 1 app. The one thing I wish it did though is sync with the Mac version of Outlook. Hopefully that is something that is coming in the near future as well. However I do like that it syncs via iCloud to Apple's default Calendar App. Which is also something I wish the Mac version of Outlooks did.

I also noticed that when I have an All Day event that spans several days, it duplicates the event. - This only happens in the Outlook app, it is not duplicated in Calendar or any other calendar app that I have on either my Mac, iPads or iPhone.
 

Amacfa

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So far I like this app a lot. It looks very well done for a version 1 app.
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.
 

itguy06

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