Microsoft is redesigning Outlook for Mac and Windows to reduce clutter and improve the user experience. The design changes will be patterned after the iOS version of the app, which is much easier to use and more modern-looking than its desktop counterpart. If you use Outlook on a desktop, check out these new changes. How Outlook will be simplified The most notable feature of the new Outlook will be a simplified navigation bar along the top of the screen, which means less of the screen will be reserved for formatting and organizational options.
However, you can still add more buttons to accommodate your common tasks and preferences. With a smaller number of commands, you can benefit from an uncluttered interface that lets you use email more efficiently. Changes will also be made to the left panel to provide users with quicker access to folders across multiple accounts. Moreover, a slide-to-delete function using Apple’s trackpad — like in the iOS version — will be integrated into the redesigned app. Other design changes for Outlook in Mac Mac users can also expect faster and more reliable search and calendar features in the enhanced Outlook. The search function will get a performance boost and will be moved to the top right corner of the app for easier access. The calendar function’s interface, on the other hand, will be reworked to eliminate tedious steps currently required to manage appointments.
Oct 16, 2017 - Microsoft is redesigning Outlook for Mac and Windows. Microsoft is working on a big redesign for its Outlook for Mac and Windows apps. The software giant revealed teasers for the new design during an Ignite conference session last month, and the goal is to simplify the user interface on both Mac and Windows versions.
These and other upcoming changes are aimed at increasing users’ satisfaction ‘by providing a cleaner, more modern way to email.’ The design changes will also benefit those who access their account on different devices because, in the updated desktop version, they will be able to enjoy the same uncluttered app that they use on their mobile devices. Although the changes are for Windows and Mac, Microsoft is implementing most of the design changes primarily for Mac. Microsoft recognizes Outlook’s popularity among “key influencers and decision makers,” whom it wishes to win over before a wider release. The new version will most likely become available to Office 365 subscribers first and eventually roll out with Office 2019, which is expected to arrive in mid-2018. An easy-to-use email interface is a boon to your business’s productivity. And with Outlook’s new look and improved functionality, you can read, send, and organize emails more conveniently and with minimal distraction. Our experts are on-hand to answer all your questions about Outlook and other Microsoft Office apps — get in touch with us today.
Microsoft has revealed a redesign coming to its Outlook apps for Mac and Windows platforms, which is described as aiming for a 'simplified' user interface that falls in line with the Outlook app for iOS. Detailed the new and less complex version of Outlook on desktop, which was first spotted. The Mac and Windows apps will feature a single-line ribbon that will be customizable so users can control which buttons are available, tailoring the email client to more easily accomplish their most common tasks. Clutter will be reduced with a smaller set of default commands, and the left navigation panel will include quicker access to folders across multiple accounts, visually similar to the switcher in Outlook on iOS. Microsoft is said to have admitted that 'MacBooks are popular amongst key influencers and decision makers,' so the company decided to overhaul its email client 'to win these users by delivering the best Outlook has to offer.' Besides the design changes, Outlook for Mac will gain improvements to search and its calendar functions. Search will become faster and 'more reliable,' as well as be easier to access in the app's top right corner.
Microsoft Is Redesigning Outlook For Mac And Windows
For the calendar, users will see an overall improved interface that makes managing appointments less of a hassle. Microsoft hasn't yet detailed when the new Outlook will launch for Mac and Windows, but the company is said to be testing internal versions of the software for both platforms. Before the major update, a few minor additions will launch on Mac, including the ability to slide-to-delete messages via Apple's Magic Trackpad and a way to insert tables into emails. It's expected that the redesigned app will debut in updates first made available for Office 365 subscribers, and then launch in Office 2019. The whole application looks like Fischer price garbage! The ribbon only made sense in Windows cause that system does not have the ever present menu bar (may macOS Full screen would make sense here).
This is actually the reason I think Office on macOS is FAR superior to Office on Windows. That doesn't even exist anymore in Windows. I hate that you have to click these little arrows to access menus from the ribbon. And even worse, my biggest gripe, that you don't have a file MENU. But a file SCREEN. That takes you away from your documents.