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.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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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.

  • Devices

    Business size

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    Markets

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

    Supported Languages

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

    Pricing starting from:

    N/A

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of Microsoft Outlook: 8

    • Archiving & Retention
    • Contact Database
    • Contact Management Software
    • Customizable Templates
    • Email Templates
    • Inbox Management
    • Search/Filter
    • Template Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5
    (656)
    Value for Money
    4.4/5
    Features
    4.4/5
    Ease of Use
    4.3/5
    Customer Support Software
    4.1/5

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    Rafael V.
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    The best email tool

    Reviewed on 11/10/2017

    Pros

    Every day I receive and send emails using Outlook, I have not found yet another tool the time to replace it. In addition to receiving and sending e-mail, Outlook lets you manage contacts, tasks, and appointments.

    Speaking of appointments, when scheduling a meeting I can check which meeting rooms are available, and the most fantastic, allows me to check the agenda of the participants to see if everyone has the one determining the available time for participation in the meeting that is being scheduled.

    Cons

    I have some VBA features, to automatically save attached files to certain senders, and the VBA IDE is very precarious, a lot of improvements could be made to that part, Outlook itself has been improved several times since I started using it , but the VBA IDE remains the same, not bringing the features that are seen today in development framework IDEs.

    Thearith M.
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    • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Good and stable email client

    Reviewed on 08/09/2021

    Microsoft outlook is the best email client and it is the product of Microsoft that we easily to...

    Microsoft outlook is the best email client and it is the product of Microsoft that we easily to integrate with Microsoft environment such as exchange online console, onedrive...

    Pros

    This software is good and stable, have many plug-in to install or enable from Microsoft exchange online from the admin console. It easy to use even new users can operate it easily.

    Cons

    Microsoft outlook sometimes it freeze when you open large attachment or search older emails. You need to restart it to make it usable.

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    Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Outlook

    More reliable and faster support. Always get new fix or new function.
    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    It's a vital tool for email sorting and organizing

    Reviewed on 25/12/2021

    Overall experience is that is very useful. I would recommend this to my friends or colleagues or...

    Overall experience is that is very useful. I would recommend this to my friends or colleagues or family.

    Pros

    Filters/searches are fast. Sorts email in order of priority, having a "focused"and "other" classification makes it very easy to access important emails.

    Cons

    After a certain amount of emails, if you don't delete or clean your inbox, emails don't get sent and you get notices that say you're out of memory. It's confusing, but if you free up space you'll be ok, or if you buy more space.

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    Google Calendar

    Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Outlook

    It was easier to use, more user friendly.
    Marcelo C.
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    • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    a good alternative

    Reviewed on 02/05/2019

    Despite the small criticisms that I may have against outlook, I usually take this mail and use it...

    Despite the small criticisms that I may have against outlook, I usually take this mail and use it for everything, I register in pages, I give it to my acquaintances and I even use it at work because I can use it directly in my laptop, and that saves me a lot of time.

    Pros

    Microsoft Outlook is a good mail system, which allows you to manage your emails quickly and easily. Among its advantages we have that it presents constant updates, presents integration to skype and one drive, and also thanks to the fact that they belong to Microsoft, allows to use the office tools online.

    Cons

    Among the elements that I like the least is the environment that is not as nice as in other emails, in addition your security system for spam seems not to be properly configured by default.

    Patrick L.
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    • Industry: Food & Beverages
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    Overall rating

    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    A great all around email app

    Reviewed on 05/11/2021

    Pros

    Setup was a breeze and the integration between all of my devices. Was easy to link all of my email accounts. I am able to view them on my computer or phone.

    Cons

    Doesn't always load immediately and sometimes reformats emails.

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    Microsoft Outlook FAQs

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    Microsoft Outlook offers the following pricing plans:

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

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    Microsoft Outlook has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

    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, Turkish, Ukrainian, zh-hant

    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 Software, Phone Support

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