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.
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    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, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

    Pricing starting from:

    Not provided by vendor

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Microsoft Outlook Software - Get a unified view of all emails, calendars, contacts, and files
    Microsoft Outlook Software - Manage contact information, and follow social updates
    Microsoft Outlook Software - Archive inbox messages
    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

    Features

    Total features of Microsoft Outlook: 10

    • Archiving & Retention
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Contact Management
    • Customizable Templates
    • Email Monitoring
    • Email Templates
    • Inbox Management
    • Prioritization
    • Response Management
    • Search/Filter

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5
    (932)
    Value for Money
    4.4/5
    Features
    4.4/5
    Ease of Use
    4.4/5
    Customer Support
    4.1/5

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    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 04/09/2022

    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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    Gmail
    Anamaria
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    • Industry: Design
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

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    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Great for Work

    Reviewed on 09/09/2022

    My overall experience with Outlook is great and helps me stay professional as a freelancer. It also...

    My overall experience with Outlook is great and helps me stay professional as a freelancer. It also helps save time because I can send mass-emails from Word just using my contact list (in Excel) without having to send one by one or adding people in BCC.

    Pros

    It's definitely the professional tool to go with for work. What I love the most is being able to add rules and categories by color.

    Cons

    There is just one thing that I would recommend to be updated: being able to drag and drop photos into the body of the email instead of being attached. It works on the web version but not on the desktop-installed version.

    Thao
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    • Industry: Leisure, Travel & Tourism
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Not too good for a company email management

    Reviewed on 08/09/2022

    Not so bad but the appearance is not as friendly as Gmail.

    Not so bad but the appearance is not as friendly as Gmail.

    Pros

    It has a desktop application so it's convenient to open directly without browsing. It does not occupy much memory capacity of my laptop.

    Cons

    It has something conflicts with MS Teams that I can use one between them. The host run slowly sometimes that my incoming emails arrive out of office time.

    Lydia
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    • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
    • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    User-friendly email/calendar software

    Reviewed on 07/07/2022

    Pros

    I find Outlook to be very user-friendly email/calendar software, coming from someone who has used Google email/calendar products in all of my previous roles. It was simple to learn how to use it and I like that I was able to download the Outlook desktop app on my Mac. This allowed me to integrate my other email accounts and calendars to have all of my email accounts in one place and also sync my calendars in one place. I'm all about efficiency! I also actually like having desktop notifications which you don't get when using the web version of Outlook, though that is an option.

    Cons

    One thing I do not like is how email threads appear in my inbox differently depending on whether I am using a Mac or PC. This is difficult because I work hybrid and when I am in the office, I use a PC, but I use a Mac when working from home. The Outlook app is a little different in general on a Mac vs PC, understandably so since it is a Microsoft software, but it would be helpful if the features and overall experience were more streamlined to be the same across different operating systems as this would make the experience more consistent.

    Mert
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    All in One Mail with Outlook

    Reviewed on 06/08/2022

    I am using Microsoft Outlook more than 2 years to plan my schedule and timeline. It gives you see...

    I am using Microsoft Outlook more than 2 years to plan my schedule and timeline. It gives you see your friends schedule and set a call or meeting with them in easy way.

    Pros

    Microsoft Outlook offers many valuable features that you can set and plan your schedule, mailing and guide. It offers free version and also you can pay for more features.

    Cons

    Microsoft Outlook works slow, because of it offers many features and the services that are running background consumes more battery and energy.

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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, 1,001-5,000

    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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