Microsoft's Send app goes Android, makes email feel like IM

Microsoft's Send app goes Android, makes email feel like IM
Joining the ever-expanding universe of Microsoft Android apps is the new Send messenger now, which offers a way to make email and feel like a chat session.

Microsoft's premise is that email and texting are clunkier ways to communicate, but we still have plenty of contacts inherited from email accounts and/or the office. Send is trying to make keeping in touch with these fairly simple and with a Material Design interface to boot. You log in with your Office 365 account, and all your contacts from there sync up to the app's main page. From here, you can send a quick email that feels like an instant message, as you don't need to fill in a subject line, even, just key in something, and press send. 

You don't get all your emails in the app, though, as the whole point is to make swift, targeted messages to your contacts, regardless of the medium, as they don't even have to have the app installed to get those. Check it out from the source link below if this new way of instant messaging for old school communication venues has piqued your interest.

Developer: MicrosoftDownload: Android
Category: CommunicationPrice: Free

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12 Comments

1. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Fix your outlook app before you start making other apps... outlook app is one of the worse apps i have ever used

2. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Then don't use it, simple as that!

3. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

By that logic, if the air is polluted, you don't like it, then you should stop breathing. Simple as that!

6. Jango

Posts: 372; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

That's the fanboy logic. My way or the highway

11. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

That's actually good advice. If the air is polluted stop breathing *it. Either cover your face or move out to the countryside.

4. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Outlook is great! Maybe you are accustomed to web based emails so Outlook is never meant for you.

10. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

the email is great i love the broswer version, however their app sucks and they should of just kept the old version.

8. phonegeek1212

Posts: 58; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Outlook is good

12. Plutonium239

Posts: 1200; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Then use it on Windows or Windows Phone. Microsoft cannot be blamed for the inefficiencies of Android that causes lag. It would be like installing Starcraft 2 on a Windows Vista PC that only has 3GB of ram, it would lag because the operating system is using the majority of the ram and CPU and you then blame the game instead of the root cause, Windows Vista being an inefficient beast that needs a ridiculous amount of ram to run itself and most programs smoothly.

5. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Seriously, with all these apps, Microsoft are really close to built a decent Android device, provided they fix all those bug and come with Google Play.

7. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

That's one ugly app, where the hell is Material Design? They couldn't even make status bar other color than black/grey, smh.

9. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

Cloud first, Mobile first. Nah. Andriod first, Apple first. MS really needs to prioritize and invest in THEIR platform, first and foremost. Don't give me that same ol' marketshare argument. If you don't invest in your own platform, and make that a priority, how do you expect consumers to? I'm a fan of all tech. I have no allegiance, but this is getting really ridiculous.

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