Microsoft released an updated Microsoft Outlook app for iOS this week, which comes with some important new features aimed at closing some of its weak spots and improving its integration with Apple's mobile OS. The new features now available for the app are the following:
- It is now possible to create and edit recurring events directly from the Calendar (an Office 365 subscription is necessary, though). For example, try creating a "New Year's Eve Party" every December 31st.
- Improvements for the display of emails with a very small font were also added, to make them more easily readable.
- Search improvements to make searching based on conversation instead of individual results. This means less results per query, but also greater accuracy. For example, try searching for "Holidays" and one thread about discussions for the season will be displayed, instead of a hug list of individual messages.
- Addition of Passbook files support which enables the availability of info from boarding passes directly on the inbox.
Despite the addition of the ability to create and edit recurring events straight from the Calendar last December, no info was shared about the release of the other features to the Android version of Outlook.
In addition, some major updates were released to Microsoft Outlook app for iOS and for Android last year. Some of them include the integration of Wunderlist, Evernote and Facebook, and the ability to see your coworker's schedules.
You can download the updated app for you iOS device right now from Apple's App Store.