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Microsoft has recently decided to make its Outlook email app free for Mac users in the App Store and will add new features.
The Outlook app no longer requires a Microsoft 365 subscription or an Office license, spotted by The Verge on Monday. Microsoft had been working to add more web-based features within the app as a single, cross-platform version.
Outlook for Mac includes support for Outlook.com accounts, Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo, and other email providers that support IMAP. The app is also optimized for Macs with Apple Silicon and supports Handoff so that iOS users can resume work they started on their Mac.
Other features of Outlook for Mac include a widget for calendar entries, native notification support, and a menu bar “peek” option to view calendar entries within the app quickly. Microsoft also plans to support Focus Mode in the future, which lets Apple users create profiles and fine-tune notifications and other aspects of their devices.
Outlook for Mac is available from the Mac App Store as a 974MB download. It requires macOS 11 Big Sur or a newer operating system.
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