Microsoft has officially announced that the combination of email client and calendar called Outlook is now available for free in the Mac App Store. The App no longer requires a "Microsoft 365" subscription and can be used as a native Mac app on Intel devices and models with Apple Silicon (M chips). At least is required macOS 11 BigSur. The now free Mac app can also be used in conjunction with the Outlook version for iOS and iPadOS on the iPhone and iPad. Various e-mail accounts can be integrated: Gmail, iCloud, Microsoft, Yahoo! and IMAP accounts, for example from GMX and WEB.de.
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You can install Microsoft Outlook as a native Mac app under macOS on the Apple Mac and use it in a variety of ways. In addition to the main window, in which e-mails can be managed and a calendar overview can be used, there are notifications for new e-mails and upcoming appointments, widgets in the sidebar (accessible by clicking on the clock in the top right corner) and a menu bar icon with fold-out information . It even has a small weather and temperature display. A handoff feature can be used to interact with the Outlook iPhone app to enable seamless work on e-mails on both devices.
Current and upcoming version: Outlook for Mac is being rebuilt
The official message You can find more information about the new, free Outlook offer. For example, it is shown that you can create different profiles in order to sort e-mails on different topics or for separate areas of your life. In addition to the overview of all mails, there is e.g. B. the possibility to create a private and a work profile to separate these two areas from each other. Microsoft also states that Outlook for Mac will have more features in the future in addition to the features already available. Because the app is currently being rebuilt “from the ground up” in order to work even faster and more reliably. When the new version will be ready, there is no information yet.
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