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  • User-friendly interface
  • Simplicity
  • Highly customizable
  • Runs smoothly
  • No gestures to manage inbox
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Expert's Review

"Bye Hotmail, hello Outlook.com"

Reviewed by / Feb 03, 2014

Outlook.com is the official Android app of one of the most popular e-mail providers

Recently, Hotmail users have been prompted to upgrade to Outlook.com since Microsoft decided to unify both e-mailing service for all platforms. Thus, as it happened to the web version, Hotmail Android app isn't working anymore. Instead, Outlook.com is ready to provide an enhanced service in a triple way: simplicity, layout and smoothness.

Those are, from my humble point of view, the added-values of Outlook.com. Actually, Hotmail app was sober and ugly. Microsoft didn't dedicated too many resources to its development. However, Outlook.com feels mobile native. First, it is set in a intuitive and good-looking layout, second, main actions (read, reply, forward, compose, delete) can be performed easily, in a few tap and, finally, the app runs smoothly. No lag, no force-closes, an overall good response.

Only one catch must be mentioned: it should keep focusing on mobile native management. In other words, gestures should be added to carry out main actions, as Mailbox does: drag/swipe to delete, archive or composed e-mails, for example.

Highly recommended.

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Developer's original description available here
The Official Microsoft Outlook.com app gives you the best mobile experience for your Outlook.com account.
Sign in using your existing Microsoft account, which is usually your Outlook.com email address and password.

With the Outlook.com app, you can:

- Get emails right away with push notifications
- Sync Outlook.com Calendar and Contacts with your device
- View and sync folders and sub-folders
- Choose from 8 different color themes to personalize your experience.
- Group your email conversations with Conversation Threading
- Utilize server-side search for easy finding through all your history of emails.
- Sync multiple Outlook.com accounts and send email from aliases

Tips and tricks

- Change the color theme on the app settings menu by selecting General, and then Theme color.
- Filter your emails (all, unread or flagged) by selecting Inbox in the top menu.
- Switch accounts or access your folders and sub-folders by selecting the top left menu.
- Choose which folders automatically sync from the app settings menu by selecting Sync, Folders, and then the folders you want to sync.

Recently changed in this version

New in this version:

-Server-side search for easy access to all email, not just the ones synced to your phone
-Unlimited sync of all email history for full off-line access
-Capability to send emails from Outlook.com aliases
-Eight new colors to customize the app interface
-Ability to set and manage vacation replies
-Traditional Chinese language support

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Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund, Reviewed by Anna Grace.

Comments and ratings for Outlook.com
  • (43)

    by julia.yeates on 12/11/2013

    Not good. I have more than one outlook email address and I cannot add more than one!. Rubbish!

  • (43)

    by nipun gupta on 29/07/2014

    Really poorly designed and badly functioning.

  • (43)

    by Sridhar Parimi on 29/07/2014

    GMail and yahoo lot better.

  • (43)

    by Unnikrishnan Sreekumar on 29/07/2014

    I liked the new version... Try bringing back the pinch to zoom function & try making it a bit more smooth...

  • (43)

    by Michelle Boone on 29/07/2014

    I'm giving it minus one star for the fact that emails are zoomed in too much and I cannot change that. Minus another star for the fact that it only loads 100 Kb in the background. Other than that I enjoy the interface and the new colors schemes I can choose.

  • (43)

    by hazim hosny on 29/07/2014

    So bad on galaxy s 5 it is very slow not same in my old phone galaxy s 3 i don't know why please try to solve the problem

  • (43)

    by Gansta Boss on 29/07/2014

    1-please reduce battery drain 2-add combined inbox 3-please allow sync draft folder as i can continue writing unfinished emails. 4-improve searching for content and even undisplayed email.

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