Microsoft Outlook for iOS is a great alternative to the native Mail app. It is robust and easy to use, but it has been lacking one crucial feature. Replying to email using Outlook on your wrist has not been possible. You could see your emails, but you couldn’t do anything with them. With the app’s latest update, though, that has completely changed. Outlook is based on Acompli, which Microsoft acquired in 2014, and has been recognized as one of our Apps of the Week.
A new Apple Watch experience
With the update and improved Apple Watch companion to Outlook, you are now able to interact with your email in some terrific ways. You can reply to them directly from your wrist using Siri dictation, emoji, or canned responses. Unfortunately, you cannot change the canned responses to suit your own individual needs.
You can also enjoy a new Glance that shows you upcoming appointments and incoming emails. The Apple Watch app also includes rich notifications and custom alerts.
Choose what you act on and when
When Outlook buzzes your wrist now, you can interact with the notification and choose what to do with it. You can quickly archive a message, schedule it for later, or open it in the main Outlook app for Apple Watch to reply to it. This Apple Watch companion is much improved.
Microsoft Outlook is designed for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch, and is available for free on the App Store. There are no ads or in-app purchases to distract you from your email.