Microsoft launches Outlook for iOS and Android

Microsoft last night launched Outlook for iOS and Android, a standalone email client for mobile operating systems. The app itself is a rebranded version of Acompli, a critically acclaimed mobile email client that Microsoft acquired in December of last year. At present, Outlook's functionality is identical to Acompli; the only differences are a new identity and a font change. Microsoft has however promised frequent iterative updates.

Key features in the mobile version of Outlook include universal search, a Focused Inbox that prioritises important emails, customisable swipe gestures, access to complete calendar information without switching apps, and the ability to attach files from Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive or from other locally stored emails.

Outlook can be downloaded from both the iTunes and Google Play app stores, and is compatible with smartphones and tablets.

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