Outlook for iPhone and iPad

I’ve been an avid Outlook for Windows user for years and years. Everything I’ve done since the @yahoo or @go.ro era was in Outlook. And this was way before Gmail showed up.

When I first got a Mac, back in 2008 I was so worried I’m going to miss Outlook that I installed Windows on my MacBook Pro. It took me about a month to realize that I can do some of the stuff I needed in Mail.app Contacts and Calendar (it was Address Book and iCal) back then.

I still miss Outlook, but looking back at how complicated the interface for Windows is now and the version for OS X is even more clunky I’m happy I made the switch to Mail.app.

Today Microsoft released Outlook for iOS and just by looking at theor video, it sure does make a compelling case for a stronger, more reliable email app on the iPhone and iPad.

I’m not going to say I’m going to leave Mail.app on iOS for Outlook, but I’m going to give it a try. After all it is Free and I like to try new things. On the other hand I hate complicated interfaces that add unnecessary bulk to an app.

Download Outlook for iOS from the AppStore and take a look at the intro video.

5 Comments

  1. Imi placea mai mult blogul tau cand scriai in romana.

    Nu e o critica fata de engleza pe care o scrii, care e foarte ok in mod evident.

    Mai degraba ar fi subiectele gen tech journalism care nu mai sunt legate de Romania. Inteleg ca vrei sa-ti largesti audienta.

    La mine in RSS erai singurul blog de tech in romana … printre celelalte 20 pe care le mai urmaresc ocazional si care sunt toate in engleza.

    Imi facea mai mare placere sa descopar ce ai tu de spus decat cei de la The Verge.

    Please bring boio.ro back in romana :)

  2. @tzup: Am decis, cel putin pentru moment, sa scriu in limba romana despre subiectele care se preteaza la Romania. Subiectele de Tech care au audienta internationala le voi trata in engleza.

    Dupa citeva luni de scris in engleza imi voi da seama daca merita sau nu. Ce pot sa-ti promit este ca toate concursurile vor ramane in engleza, iar posturile vor trece din nou la lb romana daca engleza nu aduce un avantaj evident in aceste luni. Deocamdata este prea devreme pentru a lua o decizie. Dar cine stie… poate ca ai dreptate.

    Scrisul in limba engleza nu aduce numai avantajul unei audiente mai largi, ci si o incredere pe care o au brand-urile sau developerii atunci cind vad ca au review-uri / concursuri in limba engleza. Vezi articolul asta.

    Iti multumesc de aprecieri si pentru ca ma citesti in continuare.

  3. Cred ca strategia ta e buna si sper sa se fructifice asa cum iti doresti.

    Citeam recent despre monetizarea Daring Fireball si am ramas suprins sa vad ce potential are.

    Sper sa ne povestesti despre experienta ta in lunile care urmeaza.

    Succes!

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