- Get email messages right away with push notifications
- Sync with your calendar and device contacts
- View and sync standard and custom folders, including sub-folders
- Send, receive, and view photos and other attachments
- Use with multiple Outlook.com accounts
The app feels like a blast from the past. Nowhere to be seen is this new flashy (don't call it) Metro UI that we've all gotten so accustomed to with Windows 8. The app itself feels like a regurgitation of the Hotmail application which is a steaming pile within itself. It appears a mid level manager at Microsoft was tasked with creating an Android application and put in the minimum amount of work possible for his work to be considered passable. My headers are crunched into the inbox and overall the app just looks awful.
As a result, the Outlook.com application is passable. Over time and with better resources, I'm certain MS will focus on making this a better looking application, but unless you really this separate application eating battery and memory, there's little reason to run it. Maybe from great shame in Redmond will come an application worthy of us in the Android community. This goes to show that we do not just crave functionality, we do actually appreciate some polish as well.
Do you disagree? Tell me the value of this application, if there is any.