Published On: Thu, Aug 6th, 2015

Microsoft Outlook For Apple Watch One-Ups Apple’s Native Email Client


Microsoft Outlook is now a fully-featured Apple Watch app. An updated version of a iOS concentration expelled currently combined a new smartwatch functionality, that includes a ability to fast peek during your inbox from a Apple Watch face, entrance pre-written replies, emoji and voice dictation, get tradition notifications, report equipment for later, and more.

The iOS and Android versions of Outlook were initial introduced in January, following Microsoft’s merger of a deftly designed mobile app Acompli – an app whose concentration was on reinventing email for a mobile age. The Outlook apps themselves were really many like Acompli’s strange apps, creation them seem more like a rebrand of that use rather than something Microsoft built itself. The new Apple Watch app has a same feel.

While of course, a Apple Watch has a possess mail customer built in, a Outlook app has turn a elite email app for many users given of a extended underline set involving support for attachments from cloud services, discerning filters, calendar integrations for easy assembly scheduling, a “focused” inbox (for your many critical mail), a accumulation of Mailbox-like appropriate gestures for triage, tradition notifications, and more.

Plus, a app works with Gmail, iCloud and Yahoo Mail, in further to Outlook.com , Office 365 and Microsoft Exchange.

With a Apple Watch release, a app is some-more than rival with a Apple’s default mail client, that also offers we a ability to accept usually critical email notifications (“VIP” messages), and a ability to perspective your inbox, dwindle and undo messages. But Outlook’s chronicle is very feature-rich, with support for responding to emails from a Watch, while Apple’s Watch User Guide suggests that email is improved rubbed on your iPhone. Outlook, however, lets we collect from discerning replies, use emoji or dictate your response, identical to Apple’s Messages app.

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Outlook’s notifications also uncover we some-more of a email’s content than those from Apple’s client.

At launch, Outlook for Apple Watch shows we your “Focused Inbox,” that is a improved knowledge given this is your some-more mission-critical email. You can revisit an “Other” add-on to a see a rest, however. Beneath that, the app also offers we a calendar view.

You can also conduct your inbox from Outlook on Apple Watch, including deleting, flagging, archiving, imprinting read/unread, and scheduling equipment for later, that are permitted from within a summary or Force Touch. You can configure tradition notifications for critical messages. And there’s a “Glance” (an Apple Watch widget we entrance from a Watch Face by swiping up), that means we can some-more simply view to your inbox but carrying to corkscrew around on a app screen. (Which frankly, we don’t find myself doing a lot.) The Glance displays your emails and your subsequent calendar appointment, that creates it a multi-functional widget.

In other words, Microsoft’s email app for Apple Watch only surfaced Apple’s.

You can squeeze Outlook for iOS, that includes a Watch app, here.

In further to a new app, Microsoft also launched wearables.office.com that highlights a company’s capability apps for Apple Watch and Android Wear, including also Wunderlist, Yammer, Microsoft Translator, OneDrive, and OneNote.

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