Microsoft announced on Friday that their Outlook mobile app for iOS will now receive support for add-ins like Evernote, Giphy, Trello, Nimble, Smartsheet and more including Microsoft’s own Translator and Dynamics 365.
With this feature, Microsoft is working towards enhancing user-experience on their Outlook mobile app and trying to garner popularity among the swift business practices these days where things often need to be done on-the-go.
With the add-ins, users now won’t have to toggle between apps to get the work done as Microsoft is working towards adding more service to the list.
“We use email to communicate and to triage and prioritise information. Completing tasks often requires us to leave our inbox and access other apps and services. Add-ins for Outlook helps you transform your inbox into a ‘do-box’ and accomplish tasks quickly — right from your email,” the company stated.
Dynamics 365, Nimble, Evernote, Smartsheet and GIPHY were already available to Outlook users on Windows, Macs and on the web. Now the company will update add-ins for Trello and Microsoft Translator for the PC users as well.
Office 365 customers will be getting the add-in update today and web users at outlook.com will receive the updates in the coming weeks.
“Imagine you are at the airport and receive an email from a new customer contact from Italy. With add-ins for Outlook, you can translate the email from Italian to your preferred language, review and update the customer’s CRM history and update your notes or project board — without leaving Outlook,” said Javier Soltero, Corporate VP, Office team.
Outlook mobile app’s update for add-in will also be rolled out for Android soon.
In a bid to bring the ‘power of CRM, social intelligence, project management and more—right to your inbox’, Microsoft has also stated that in their endeavour to make Outlook an open platform, they have rolled out guidelines for developers so that they can create add-ins of popular service for Outlook.
The add-ins will surely provide an enhanced productive environment for users of the mailing client and is a welcome move by Microsoft as Outlook completes two years in the mobile environment.