Microsoft announced plans today to launch a new app for its Outlook email service on iOS. The app is based on the Acompli software that the company purchased in December for $200 million. The app includes “email triage” features found in the old app as well as new features to help appeal to a wider audience, such as the ability to toggle threaded conversation views.
The Outlook iOS app will also support mail from third-party services beyond Microsoft’s. iCloud, Gmail, and Yahoo email accounts can be plugged into the app, and attachments can be added to messages from cloud services like Google Drive and Dropox. Check out the video below …
It will eventually replace the existing OWA app for iPhone, but that app will continue to be available for the foreseeable future. The Outlook app is an entirely new app, not an update of an existing one. You can download it from the App Store for free right now.
Microsoft also announced today that its Office apps for iPhone and iPad are now at more than 80 million downloads.