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Microsoft recently decided to make its Outlook email app free for Mac users on the App Store and will add new features.
Outlook no longer requires a Microsoft 365 subscription or an Office license, Microsoft announced on Monday.
Outlook for Mac is now native to Apple Silicon and includes support for Outlook.com, Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo, and other IMAP-enabled email providers. The app is also optimized for Mac computers with Apple Silicon and supports Handoff so that iOS users can resume the work they started on their Mac.
Other Outlook for Mac features include a widget for calendar entries, built-in notification support, and a peek menu bar option to quickly view calendar entries in the application. Microsoft also plans to support Focus Mode in the future, which will allow Apple users to create profiles and customize notifications and other aspects of their devices.
Outlook profiles will help prevent unwanted notifications at the wrong time so users can focus on important emails. In addition, Outlook offers additional options for displaying critical emails prominently.
When using the Focused folder, the application automatically sorts important emails from unimportant ones so that users can find them using the toggle above the message list. Users can pin messages to keep them at the top, or save non-urgent ones for later, with additional options for categories, flagging, and adding frequently used folders to the Favorites section.
Outlook for Mac is available from the Mac App Store as a 974MB download. This requires macOS 11 Big Sur or later.