Today's issue of TL NewsWire The feature article of today's issue of TL NewsWire covers an email app for iOS and Android that also manages your calendars. The Roundup section covers a Word add-in for creating tables of authorities, syncing software for ScanSnap scanners, and a USB microphone with style. Also, if you missed last week's TL NewsWire feature article, you'll find an excerpt and link below.
BRING FOCUS TO YOUR EMAIL
Microsoft's CEO has the entire company focused on mobile and cloud. While Outlook 2016 remains true to its desktop roots for better or worse, the iOS and Android versions of Outlook seem like they came from a different company — and actually they did.
Outlook for iOS and Android 2.0 … in One Sentence
Launched last week, Microsoft's Outlook for iOS 2.0 and Outlook for Android 2.0 (Outlook Mobile) are email apps.
The Killer Feature
Outlook Mobile got off the ground when Microsoft acquired the email app Acompli, and launched a rebranded version. Microsoft also acquired a calendar app called Sunrise. The new version of Outlook Mobile has begun the process of incorporating Sunrise, initially with a refresh of the design and user experience.
For example, Outlook Mobile's message list now visually identifies event invitations with an icon, date, and time. Also more prominent are the attachment and flag icons. When composing a message, you can begin to attach a document or photo with one tap. Smart shortcuts exist such as attaching the last photo you took.
To keep each "political" camp happy, the iOS app uses Apple's design language while the Android app uses Google's material design.
Other Notable Features
Outlook Mobile works with all the major email services such as Gmail, iCloud, Exchange, IMAP, Office 365, Outlook.com, and Yahoo. It also connects to cloud storage services Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive for attachment purposes.
Gestures enable you to archive and delete messages with one swipe. You can schedule message to reappear at a later time. The Focused Inbox enables you to create a task list of sorts with only those email messages that you want front and center. By contrast, the Unified Inbox lists email from all your accounts.
When you receive a Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document, you can open it in its respective app, edit it, and then attach it to your reply.
What Else Should You Know?
The new iOS version includes an Apple Watch app. You can add a complication to your watch face showing your next appointment or the status of your inbox. Outlook Mobile is free. Learn more about Outlook for iOS and Android.
How to Receive TL NewsWire
So many products, so little time. In each issue of TL NewsWire, you'll learn about five new products for the legal profession. Pressed for time? The newsletter's innovative articles enable lawyers and law office administrators to quickly understand the function of a product, and zero in on its most important features. The TL NewsWire newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.