Microsoft has changed the game with the update that ensures Outlook is now free on macOS. Microsoft has announced that its Outlook app for macOS devices will be free to use without requiring an account in an effort to get more goods in more hands.
The program has previously supported alternative email providers including iCloud, Google, and Yahoo. But up until now, users had to sign in with an active Microsoft 365 account.
In addition, the redesigned app is made to integrate with other macOS features like Handoff and Focus.
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Outlook is now free on macOS: the update
“The Outlook for Mac software complements Outlook for iOS, giving customers a consistent, reliable, and powerful experience that delivers the best-in-class experience of Outlook into the Apple ecosystem that so many adore,” the statement states.
The macOS desktop client has been previewing information through widgets and notification banners since its mid-pandemic overhaul. Microsoft has revealed that it is developing a new menu bar “peek” view that would enable users to examine a condensed version of the calendar without opening the whole application.
Moreover, Handoff has been integrated, allowing users to begin an email on their phone, finish it, and add attachments on a desktop, for example.
Moreover, Outlook for Mac now supports Focus modes, which were recently added to the macOS and iOS operating systems. This enables users to tailor various mailboxes to go along with various Focus modes.
But, it appears that this is just the beginning for Microsoft. The site explains: “We are delighted to add many more features to the Outlook Mac experience. There is still more to accomplish. To make Outlook for Mac faster, more dependable, and an Outlook for everyone, we are completely rewriting it.
Anybody tempted to abandon the native Mail program can now download the modified Outlook app from the Mac App Store.