Microsoft Outlook

A powerful email and calendar client for both commercial and personal users with various app integrations

8.6

1303 Votes

Microsoft Outlook is an email program that comes with advanced integration of other services. It includes a calendar, tasks, contacts list and much more that you can configure with ease. On top of that, it works directly with your Microsoft OneDrive so that you can easily upload files.

Main Features

At its core, Microsoft Outlook is an email program that allows you to read and send emails. This allows you to keep a detailed record of any messages that you receive along with any that you send. There is also a search filter so that you can easily find emails based on sender or a keyword.

You can also send emails to several people simultaneously. This creates a group message that is ideal for departments or when certain managers or other personnel need to be kept in the loop.

While it's similar to other email programs at the most basic level, Outlook also functions as a productivity suite that helps with your scheduling and tasks. You can create a contacts list for people that you frequently communicate with. The calendar function makes it easy to add tasks, meetings and other activities that you need to accomplish. This is ideal for anyone who is busy and needs to keep track of their schedule.

Social Media Integration

Microsoft Outlook also features some social media integration when it comes to LinkedIn. You can easily link your Outlook and LinkedIn profiles. If you receive a message from anyone who has done this, then you can view their LinkedIn information right from the email. This is ideal with larger businesses, if you are sending messages to a hiring manager or if you need more information on the recipient.

OneDrive Integration

Microsoft features a digital drive called OneDrive. This is cloud-based storage that allows you to upload files like text documents, images, videos and much more. One of the conveniences of OneDrive is that you can access files from any computer as long as you access your Microsoft account.

Outlook works directly with OneDrive when you want to attach a file to your email. Many email programs can only attach files that have been downloaded to your local hard drive. Outlook can attach files that have been saved on OneDrive. Not only that, but this is often faster than trying to attach a large file from your hard drive.

Frequent Notifications

Outlook tends to have many notifications. You will be notified when people like your messages, reply to them, set meetings and more. This can be helpful in some ways, but it can also get annoying if many people are interacting with your messages. Outlook tends to put the notifications in a single space that you can review at your leisure, but the notifications can pile up.

Pros

  • Comes with many functions for scheduling, task management and meetings.
  • Easily integrates with LinkedIn profiles.
  • Upload files directly from OneDrive.

Cons

  • Tends to have too many notifications.

Highest-Rated Features:

  1. Calendar
  2. Reminders
  3. Desktop Application

Lowest-Rated Features:

  1. Task Management
  2. Filters
  3. Mobile Application
Company
Microsoft
HQ Location
Redmond, WA
Ownership
NASDAQ:MSFT
Total Revenue (USD mm)
$143,015
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