If I had to actually count the number of times I check my phone in a day I would be embarrassed to share the results with you. It isn’t that I’m addicted it is just a means of keeping my email manageable. On days when I get so busy I am unable to check my email I come home to 100 + emails to weed through. I find it easier to delete spam, file emails, and even respond to important emails immediately a little at a time instead of huge task at the end of the day.
It turns out I’m not alone, did you know that two thirds of all emails are ready on a mobile device these days? (according to the Q4 2013 Movable Ink’s US Costumer Device Performance Report). That figure was a staggering 61% increase from the quarter before. The ease with which we can order a pizza, purchase a gift, and check our email is amazing. In fact, I was just at a sales tax seminar for work and the presenter was talking about some innovation that Amazon is working with contractors on to deliver your packages within an hour after you order it (yeah I know, you are thinking really?)
Microsoft has recently released a new Outlook App for iPhone and iPad and a preview app for Android tablets and phones. If you are use to using Outlook on your computer this will make checking email on your mobile device seamless. The app works with most major email services like Outlook.com, Yahoo, Gmail, and others, so not matter the service you use on your Android or iOS device, the experience will be seamless!
Microsoft Outlook App
Despite the smartphone becoming a primary screen for reading email, most of us perform only basic email triage on the phone, delaying the rest to deal with on the computer. Activities like sorting through large amounts of email, managing your calendar, and sharing files require too many steps or multiple apps that don’t work together well on the phone. The new Outlook app brings together the core tools you need to get things done—your email, calendar, contacts and files—helping you get more done even on the smallest screen.
So instead of using the email app integrated into your phone and just check your email you can download Microsoft Outlook and check your email, schedule meetings, attach files easily, and more! Also as of today, Word for Android tablet, Excel for Android tablet and PowerPoint for Android tablet will be available in the Google Play store as free downloads. These apps join the highly rated OneNote for Android, as well. We are also committed to supporting the Intel chipsets via a native implementation that will be available within a quarter.