Microsoft has finalized new design features for Outlook for Mac, and it will be launched in October so that it can become available to all users. While Microsoft had recently updated its app on the iOS Apple platform, the new Outlook design features to be launched in October will coincide with Apple’s scheduled release of its macOS Big Sur.
Microsoft has been working on the new Outlook for Mac since last year, and it features the new email’s Fluent icons, rounded corners, and improvements that will make Outlook app ready for Apple’s macOS Big Sur.
One thing that stands out from the new Outlook for Mac is its user-friendliness and cleanliness. It is much cleaner with the Ribbon interface removed and everything seems to be in its rightful place. Microsoft’s Fluent design integrated perfectly with Apple’s macOS design and what you have is a friendly email functionality that attracts and inspires.
With the single-line views, it becomes easier to read and compose emails – and it must be pointed out that the mail compose user interface is a pretty new design. And suffice to say that you can even ignore emails with a new function for that purpose. To enjoy a better view of your emails, you can also collapse the panels to customize it to your viewing preference.
Furthermore, contacts have been modified so that people have a section that differentiates your co-workers or friends from other classes of people. It is also possible to differentiate contacts based on how frequently they relate with you via email and mark others as favorites or in any way you want. To this extent, events can be separated from emails in the cleanest manner possible without any clutters.
The calendar and search features of the new Outlook for Mac have new looks and functionality. You can categorize calendars by groups in Microsoft 365 and by those shared with you or those that personally belong to you. You can drag the calendar to make new entries and also toggle the Microsoft Teams meeting to meet your needs.
The list of messages you have can be compressed to enable you to view more from a tweaking feature, and you can enjoy other major or minor customizations any way you want to personalize them.
Although the overall achievement of the Microsoft team with this new release is the new design features and customizable features, the company is equally trying to sync Outlook for iOS and Android as well as Windows Mail with this launch. What this means is that Office 365, Outlook, and other Google accounts will sync faster with Microsoft’s cloud technology services. And in case you are wondering, support for iCloud and IMAP accounts is on its way.