Overwhelmed by your inbox? Microsoft Outlook might just give you a new perspective on email. The app prioritizes organization and efficiency to help you speed through all those messages.
You can connect just about any email and calendar accounts you have—Gmail, Microsoft Exchange, Yahoo Mail, iCloud, IMAP, and, of course, Outlook itself. Once you do, sort through your respective inboxes with simple swipe gestures.
Customizing what those gestures do allows you to interact with your email on your own terms. The first time you swipe on a message, you’ll be presented with your customization options, and you can always change them later in Settings.
For example, swiping right on a message might delete that email—while swiping left can schedule a reminder to nudge you to follow up on it later.
Other swiping options include archiving, moving to a different inbox, marking as read or unread, and flagging an email.
Search in Outlook is powerful as well, letting you hunt not just for a specific email message but also for attached files, contacts, or upcoming trips mentioned in emails or listed on your calendar.
You can view and attach any file from your email to services like OneDrive and Dropbox, as well as to Word, Excel, and more, without having to download them to your phone. And add other app accounts like Facebook, Evernote, and Trello to Outlook to get messaging and notifications for those apps alongside your email.
In Outlook, you can also subscribe to Microsoft Office 365 to get full access to apps like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint across iPhone, iPad, Mac, and PC. To subscribe, just log in to any Microsoft Office app and upgrade.