About Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is a personal information manager from Microsoft designed to help users focus on what’s important with a clear view of email, calendars, and contacts. Microsoft Outlook enables users to communicate more effectively by connecting efficiently with others. Available as a native mobile app for iOS, Android, and Windows devices, Microsoft Outlook gives users the flexibility to manage their inbox anytime, anywhere, via tablet and mobile devices.

Mircosoft Outlook allows users to see everything they need to know at a glance. Users can preview messages in the message list, so they'll know which ones to read and act on first, and then reply with just a click by typing a response directly into the reading pane. With Outlook, users can discover groups, quickly find what they need, and share files from the cloud, as well as manage their calendar and inbox. Calendar management tools allow users to share their availability, schedule meetings and receive notices easily.

Through the Outlook mobile app, users can access their unified inbox, schedule emails, and attach files conveniently. The mobile app allows users to share files from OneDrive, Dropbox, and Google Drive accounts while on the go, and without leaving Outlook. With Outlook's focused inbox, users can see what matters most first with the most important messages on top.


Key benefits of Microsoft Outlook

  • Manage calendars, share available meeting times, schedule meetings, and get reminders, all from a centralized platform.
  • Create groups to discuss, collaborate, and share files and notes with others.
  • Outlook provides keyword and people suggestions as users type, in order to surface recent search queries.
  • Shared calendars allow users to schedule meetings and respond to invitations easily.
  • Work with and share Office attachments from a computer or from the cloud.

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    Microsoft Outlook Software - Offers all-in-one calendar management
    Microsoft Outlook Software - Schedule meetings and respond to invitations easily
    Microsoft Outlook Software - Manage multiple calendars both in side-by-side and in overlay mode

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    Mahmoud
    Mahmoud
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    • Industry: Outsourcing/Offshoring
    • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Email in professional way

    Reviewed on 4/09/2022

    As an overall if you want a software for the personal purpose then it's up to you to choose between...

    As an overall if you want a software for the personal purpose then it's up to you to choose between it or Gmail , but if you want it for the professional use , there's no any software better than Outlook

    Pros

    On a professional level, there is nothing better to communicate, I have worked with more than one company and did not see one of them using another tool to send emails.
    The ability to sync to all devices is incredible , it also help you to manage important emails

    Cons

    Personally, I haven't had any problems with Outlook, it's really makes my life easily

    Alternatives Considered

    Gmail

    Reasons for Choosing Microsoft Outlook

    As I said for the professional use , outlook more better than Gmail because the accessibility for the important emails more flexible

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    • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Great product if you use M365!

    Reviewed on 12/05/2022

    Great email service! love the M365 integrations!

    Great email service! love the M365 integrations!

    Pros

    Great integration with M365 ecosystem. I can integrate all the emails with my teams apps and provides a seamless transition between apps. Great email archiving features. I love the spam blocker as well.!

    Cons

    I don't like the UI/UX. It is too complex and not easy on the eyes. Browser version is fine. but mobile browser is not very user-friendly!

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    Gmail

    Reasons for Choosing Microsoft Outlook

    M365 provides better features, and it came bundled with gmail. (storage is better)

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    Gmail

    Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Outlook

    M365 provides better features, and it came bundled with gmail. (storage is better)
    Jennifer
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    • Industry: Nonprofit Organisation Management
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

    Critical software for daily work, opportunities for improvement or implementing work arounds

    Reviewed on 6/07/2023

    Pros

    The features that are most important and impactful for daily work include email management and communication. At its core, Outlook is able to achieve this and is considered a critical software for my role and our organization. I am able to send, reply, forward, and overall communication via email. I am also able to manage my inbox and subfolders.Outlook is relatively easy to use but there are some nuances that a new beginner would not be familiar with. Additionally, there are newer features that require more learning.Outlook integrates well with existing business processes and systems.

    Cons

    The search functionality could be significantly improved. I've never had good experience when trying to go back and search for a previous email. Typically, the default search shows way too much, including things that aren't relevant. And then when filtering down within the search, it does not show enough to aid in finding what I was looking for.I utilize the delay sending feature and it has been difficult to use. I've experienced some issues previously. It will not release emails related to appointment responses, which results in confusion and additional manual steps.

    ABAKASH
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    • Industry: Utilities
    • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Outlook Brilliance: Navigating the Digital Inbox with Ease!

    Reviewed on 13/11/2023

    Outlook is my email haven! Its clean design and user-friendly interface make managing emails a...

    Outlook is my email haven! Its clean design and user-friendly interface make managing emails a breeze. The search function is a lifesaver, and organizing with folders is a game-changer. I love the prioritization feature—it keeps me on top of important tasks. However, occasional lags can be a downside, and the calendar sync could be smoother. Despite minor hiccups, Outlook is my go-to for seamless communication and efficient organization. It's like having a personal assistant for my inbox!

    Pros

    I love how Microsoft Outlook simplifies my email life. The inbox organization is top-notch; I find what I need effortlessly. The search and filter options are a game-changer, making it a breeze to locate specific emails. The prioritization feature keeps me focused on what matters most, ensuring I never miss important messages. Archiving and retention help declutter without losing valuable information. The user-friendly interface makes navigating a joy. Overall, Outlook is my go-to for a stress-free email experience.

    Cons

    Outlook can be a bit slow at times, and the calendar sync could be smoother. Minor glitches, but overall, a reliable tool for daily communication.

    Jainz
    Jainz
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    • Industry: Market Research
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    A very dependable software

    Reviewed on 29/11/2022

    using this from way back in 2009, I feel like this is legacy software that you cannot get rid of.

    using this from way back in 2009, I feel like this is legacy software that you cannot get rid of.

    Pros

    ability to compile really good and professional emails, fast and responsive and low tasking on the cpu considering the capability.

    Cons

    the micro lags that take place when searching old emails, plus proper email tracking and internal bulk sending.

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    Microsoft Outlook offers the following pricing plans:

    • Pricing model: Free Version
    • Free Trial: Not Available

    Contact Microsoft Office for pricing information.

    Microsoft Outlook has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

    Microsoft Outlook supports the following languages:

    Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

    Microsoft Outlook supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Microsoft Outlook integrates with the following applications:

    Microsoft 365

    Microsoft Outlook offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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