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Microsoft officially releases Outlook Preview for iOS & Android, it is actually Acompli in disguise

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Microsoft officially releases Outlook Preview for iOS & Android, it is actually Acompli in disguise
Microsoft continues to unleash new apps on Android and iOS. It already brought Office for free to said platforms, but the Redmond, WA-based tech giant seems committed to expanding its diverse app portfolio as it just released an official preview of its overhauled Outlook app on both Google Play and iOS, allowing all those fans of its free email service to make full use of it. 

This new entrant is all the more quite different from Microsoft's Outlook Web App for Android - it's a much more functional and well-designed solution for those who can't live without their Outlook email client. Well, we were quite sure that this will be the case indeed, as Outlook for Android is nothing else but slightly redesigned Acompli, a former iOS and Android mobile email app, as Microsoft acquired its eponymous developer roughly two months ago. We have no gripes with this - after all, Acompli was among the better email clients available, so it's natural that Outlook Preview follows suit.  

The app allows you to easily switch between email and the built-in calendar feature, swipe to quickly delete, archive, and schedule messages, as well as send large files that you haven't downloaded on your Android device. The app is, normally, free to use and is available on both phones and tablets. 

Download: Microsoft Outlook Preview (Android | iOS)


via: Reddit

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posted on 29 Jan 2015, 03:10

1. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2748; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Installed it and certainly better than the old version. But what I don't get is that the Android version uses Material Design guidelines, most of them, just not one important one (imo). The new mail button is not MD at all. Could change, since it is a preview, but still a weird choice to make.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 03:46

2. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Why not? They can use Acompli after acquiring it.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 07:46

3. TheHossein (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Sep 2014)


That's Great I"ll Use It For Sure , Oh And One More Thing ... That Samsung Tablet Has Buttons Down There , No Need To Virtual keys !

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 09:02

4. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


The screenshot is from an ASUS tablet ;)

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 13:39

5. anup807 (Posts: 9; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


I'm getting a error message saying "This App isn't available for HOTMAIL.COM/OUTLOOK>COM accounts". if this app doesnt support their own clients then whats the use?

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