Remember the start-up company that produced an eponymous email app that somehow
convinced Microsoft to fork over a ridiculous $200 million back in December 2014? That’s right, it was called Accompli.
Microsoft has completely redone the app and has now released it on iOS and Android – for free. That’s right – for free!
It took just over a month to do it and you’ll still get all of the advanced features, such as email management tools, a fully integrated calendar and super tight integration with Microsoft’s very own cloud-based solutions.
For example, you can easily save files to OneDrive and the Accompli app itself is fully-
compatible with Exchange, Office 365 and Outlook.com. Although it’s now available on both iOS and Android, it’s only available in a beta-esque preview mode for the latter Android devices.
Interestingly enough, while Office for the desktop computer includes Outlook automatically, Office for mobile devices – such as Android and iOS phones – does not.
Microsoft did manage to give a sneak peek at the newly revamped, Universal Outlook app
for both desktop and mobile platforms at the vaunted Windows 10 event just last week.
Most notably is that this revamped Universal Outlook app would, indeed, include Word
editing capabilities – which is more or less something that absolutely everyone following the development of this software has been clamoring for.
Outlook.com was acquired by Microsoft all the way back in 1997 for an (estimated) $400 million – which calculates out to about $590 million in today’s standards, adjusting for inflation and the like.