Microsoft's Outlook app for iOS offers a handful of useful ways to organize your inbox and puts your calendar, contacts, and cloud storage one tap away.
Nicely organized: As you'd hope, Outlook does a nice job of displaying mail, with sender and message snippets displayed along with the subject line. Your mail is organized by thread, but you can turn off the conversation view to see your mail appear separately. Four tabs along the bottom take you to your mail, calendar, attachments, and contacts.
Focused Inbox: Outlook organizes your inbox around emails it considers the most important in what Microsoft calls a Focused inbox. Tap the Other tab to see a traditional view of your email organized by date. You can also filter messages by unread, flagged, or with attachments.
More than Outlook.com: In addition to working with Microsoft's Outlook.com and other mail services, the app can handle Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo, and other IMAP mail systems.
Calendar events: The app can also coordinate calendar events across different calendaring platforms, displaying them in one view.
Cloud storage: The app has hooks into Microsoft and non-Microsoft cloud servers, letting you attach files from OneDrive, Dropbox, and Box.
Lacks Outook.com features: Some of the useful features found in the Web version of Outlook are missing in the mobile edition, including access to Google Drive and the ability to connect to your Facebook account.
Outlook for iOS is a well-organized mail app that offers easy access to your contacts and connected calendars. If you are looking for a replacement for Google's Gmail app, or if you're frustrated by how Inbox organizes your messages, Outlook may be what you need.
''The best email app for the iPhone." - The Verge. Meet Outlook for iOS, the app that helps millions of users connect all their email accounts, calendars and files in one convenient spot. Newly redesigned, Outlook for iOS lets you do more from one powerful inbox. See what matters most first with the Focused inbox that keeps the important messages on top. Switch between your emails and calendar to schedule your next meeting or share your availability with just a few taps. Or grab a document from your Files list and attach it to an email seamlessly. With everything you need only a tap away, managing your busy days is now easier than ever. Outlook for iOS works with Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Outlook.com (including Hotmail and MSN), Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and iCloud. Here's what you'll love about Outlook for iOS: Seamless inbox management. A "Focused" inbox that displays your most important messages first. The more you use it, the smarter it gets. Swipe gestures to quickly schedule, delete and archive messages. Smart filters to help you sort through your inbox. Easy access to calendar and files. Share your meeting availability with just a tap and easily find times to meet with others. View and attach any file from your email, OneDrive, Dropbox, and more, without having to download them to your phone. Work on the go. Open Word, Excel, or other Office document attachments to edit them directly in the corresponding app and attach them back to an email. Set your Out of Office messages directly from your iPhone or iPad. Multitask seamlessly on iPad with full Split View support in iOS 9. Like Outlook? Try other great Microsoft apps for iOS: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive, Skype, and Wunderlist.