Microsoft has released its first native Outlook email client app for iOS devices in the App Store. Unlike previously available web based Outlook app, this new Microsoft Outlook app for iOS is optimized for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch running iOS 8 or later.
This Outlook app for iOS is the first fruit of Microsoft’s $200 million acquisition of a popular iOS email client: Acompli. It supports Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo Mail, and other third-party email services including Microsoft’s in-house email solutions such as Outlook.com, Hotmail, and Exchange.
The app features a built-in calendar, gesture based interface like the one found in Mailbox, impressive search capabilities, and support for cloud service such as Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft’s own OneDrive service. So it’s a package of core tools needed to get things done in productive manners.
Other than accessing emails from your Mail services, the Outlook app for iOS has the capability of surfacing the most important message across all email accounts with the help of a unified view for your email, contacts, calendar and attachments. The app also allows message scheduling and supports swiping gestures to delete, archive, or perform other actions.
If you’ve used Acompli, you’re pretty much familiar with the Outlook app because it, essentially, is the same email client with new branding. However, it won’t always be the case, as Microsoft has promised to regularly pushe new features and improve the app. The Acompli app can no longer be found in the app store and has been replaced with Microsoft Outlook app.
Outlook for iOS weighs at around 22MB in size, supports all the iPhone, ipad and iPod Touch devices running iOS 8.0 or later. While a fully working and stable release has been pushed for iOs devices, the Android edition hasa preview tag.
Download outlook for iOS [iTunes Link]