Microsoft announced at its Ignite conference its September that Outlook for iOS would soon get a fresh new look, and the redesigned app is finally rolling out to all iOS users, beginning today. Jon Friedman, Chief Designer of Office penned a long blog post to explain Microsoft’s attention to details in the new email client.
“Delight is brought to you through moments that happen within milliseconds, like the new animated calendar icon that fans forward or backward as you scroll through your agenda, or the instant insight provided in your inbox by signaling a potential meeting conflict,” wrote Friedman. “This craftsmanship makes Outlook mobile a gratifying, powerful experience as you quickly move on with your day.”
The main highglights in Outlook for iOS version 3.0 are the new blue header that shrinks when you scroll down in your list or emails, as well as the introduction of haptic feedback when you swipe items in your inbox. Microsoft has also improved the scheduling experience to help you find the best time and location without you having to type anything.
The overall design didn’t change completely as there is still the same bottom navigation bar providing quick access to your emails, calendars, and search. Interestingly, Friedman said today that Outlook for iOS would be among the first Microsoft apps to adopt the redesigned Office icons that Microsoft unveiled last week.
Outlook Mobile 3.0 for iOS will be available on iPhones and iPads running iOS 11.0 or later today. If you can wait to test it, we remind you that you can get early access to new updates via Apple’s TestFlight program.