Microsoft plans some useful updates for its Outlook for iOS app in the coming weeks. If you are an iPad user, Outlook will support Split View so that you can open your email list next to your calendar. Drag and drop support is also on the way, so you can soon drag links or text from a browser window to an e-mail from Outlook.
In addition to the iPad additions, Outlook for iOS finally gets the Do Not Disturb feature. This is available on Android for what feels like forever, and the introduction on iOS includes the ability to adjust work hours and days. Do not disturb disables e-mail notifications on a scheduled basis, or even by just an option like & # 39; See you tomorrow & # 39; select if you don't feel like answering emails at work at all hours of the night.
Outlook for iOS also gets LinkedIn integration. You can link an account and see potential matches in the contact cards in Outlook, and this will hopefully improve the lack of profile images for email contacts that are outside an organization or Microsoft account.
The latest new addition is really useful if you move a lot of e-mail in Outlook mobile. Microsoft plans to propose folders to help Outlook for iOS users moving certain emails to specific folders. If you always move messages from a specific contact, you will notice that Outlook is one step ahead of you and the folder will be introduced soon.
These updates will be rolled out in the coming weeks, but Microsoft is also promises some updates on Outlook for Mac at the company's Ignite conference next week. A session promises an "updated user experience first introduced to early adopters" on Outlook for Mac, and another session will focus on what next for Outlook on Windows.