There are plenty of good email applications for Android. Unfortunately, Outlook.com isn't one of them. When you launch the app, you're taken through a basic setup procedure where you can enter in your Outlook.com credentials. The setup itself is easy and requires a few prompts.
Once you're done with set up, you'll be greeted with an interface from 2008. If you've been using Android since version one, Outlook.com will remind you of Android's genesis. There are four tabs at the top to access your accounts, inbox, all emails, and search.
While the interface is usable, it's by no means a pleasure. If you're used to the Gmail app on Android, you'll be extremely frustrated with Outlook.com. There are no fancy labels or swipe gestures. All you get is a basic inbox and compose feature.
Outlook.com is easy to set up and integrates multiple Outlook.com emails but its dated and utilitarian interface makes it a hard recommendation.
- New look and feel
- Filters for unread and flagged messages
- Conversation threading
- Marking messages as junk