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Microsoft Offers Rebranded Acompli as Outlook for iOS and Android

Microsoft Offers Rebranded Acompli as Outlook for iOS and Android

(UPDATED 01/29/15 – 9:55 AM CST) – Microsoft has released Outlook for the iPhone and iPad. You can get it free in the App Store. [DIRECT LINK]

Microsoft is bringing Outlook to the iOS and Android platforms today. The app is actually a rebranded Acompli email app, which Microsoft acquired in early December. While this is just a rebranding for now, the Redmond firm plans to update the app regularly.

Microsoft Offers Rebranded Acompli as Outlook for iOS and Android
Screenshots – The Verge

“We have been and we’ll continue to update the app weekly,” says Julia White, Microsoft’s general manager of Office. “So in a very short period time you’ll start to see variance from the Acompli app that will not be updated after that point.”

The app will give the same access to calendar, contacts, mail, and files, as the desktop version of Outlook does. It will also retain Acompli’s integration with Google Drive and Dropbox.

Popular features of Acompli include the ability to swipe to delete or archive emails, and the ability to schedule a time to come back and read an email or send a reply. The app will support Office 365, Exchange, Outlook.com, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, and other major email providers.

The video below shows off the features of the app when it was initially introduced as Acompli:

Microsoft is also reported to be porting some features from the new Outlook mobile app over to its mobile version of Windows 10. The software maker has demonstrated an early copy of Outlook for Windows 10 that was very similar to that of the Android and iOS versions.

Outlook for iOS will be available later today in the App Store. We’ll update this article, and post to social media when it becomes available.

(Via The Verge)

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