Get a first look at the new Outlook app for iOS and Android, a mobile version of your favorite email and calendaring program that helps you do more on a small screen.
- [Voiceover] My name is Jess Stratton, and this is your first look at Outlook for iOS. The widely used Outlook client is now available in the App Store for the iPad and iPhone. This rounds out the suite of Office products available on your tablet. Outlook for iOS is completely free, and gives you one app to handle all your e-mail, calendaring and schedule needs, and contact and file management. In fact, there's even an Android version, though it's important to note that it's currently only available in preview mode, with an official release coming, possibly, in the next few months.
After downloading Outlook for iOS in the App Store and launching it, the first thing you wanna do is start adding all of your accounts that you wanna use for it. The bottom of the screen contains the buttons to toggle back and forth between the different aspects of Outlook. To get started adding your accounts, tap Settings on the bottom right-hand side. You can see here that I've currently linked up my Outlook.com account, OneDrive, Dropbox, and a Gmail account. To add more at any time, tap Add Account.
It's currently an impressive list of services you can add, ranging from e-mail and calendar services, like Exchange, to cloud file storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive. Tapping on any of these will allow you to put in your username and password for that service. Once you've done that, the accounts will be linked. I'm gonna tap the Get Started button in the top left-hand side, and then the X at the top left-hand side to get back to the Settings screen. Once all your accounts are added, take some time and go through the extensive list of options that you can set with Outlook.
You can choose your default mail and calendar account if you've added more than one. You can even add a different signature for each account, such as one for business and one for personal. I'll tap Settings in the top left-hand side to get back. You can even choose what swipe options happen when you swipe each e-mails. I'll show you this feature in the next video. Finally, you can choose whether or not to use a feature called Focused Inbox. If you're a Gmail user, it's similar to what Gmail considers important e-mail.
Outlook filters out newsletters or bulk e-mail, and knows when you get an incoming e-mail from someone in your contact list. I'll show you this next, but if you don't wanna give it a try, you can simply turn it off here. Once you've added all your accounts and you've gone over your settings, it's time to go over some features in e-mail, and I'll show you that next.