Since Dropbox’s announcement that Mailbox is set to go into the sunset early next year, several apps have come forward with new features as though to present themselves as viable alternatives to the soon-to-be defunct gesture-based multi-service email app. These have included Yahoo Mail, Readdle’s Spark, and now, Microsoft Outlook, which has just been updated with a couple of notable enhancements.
The latest update to Microsoft Outlook for iOS adds support for 3D Touch, Apple’s pressure-sensitive multi-touch technology available on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, thereby enabling you to do certain things with the app faster than ever before.
Now, if you have an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, you can press down on the app’s icon on the home screen to access shortcuts for quickly creating a new email, creating a new event, and viewing your calendar.
The new version of Microsoft Outlook for iOS also adds support for printing.
As a result, you can now print any message or conversation from the email view by tapping the ellipsis button and choosing the Print option. You’ll then be prompted to proceed with the printing process by selecting a printer, specifying the number of copies you want to print, defining the page range to be printed for messages or conversations that go beyond one page, and tapping Print.
Broader outlook on email
Microsoft Outlook is available on the App Store for free. It’s compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 8.0 or later, with support for Apple Watch for viewing and replying to email directly from the wrist.
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Based largely on Acompli, which Microsoft acquired a year ago, Microsoft Outlook is a smart email app that works with a variety of email services including iCloud, Gmail, and Yahoo Mail in addition to Microsoft’s Outlook.com, Hotmail, MSN, Office 365, and Exchange.