Outlook for iPadOS Gets Massive Multi-Tasking Improvements

Posted on February 4, 2020 by Mehedi Hassan in iPadOS, Microsoft, Outlook.com with 10 Comments

It’s no secret Microsoft’s Outlook app is one of the best — if not the best — email client on iPhones and iPads. Microsoft is now upgrading the app once again to improve the experience for iPad users.

To date, Outlook didn’t support a lot of the main multitasking features on iPadOS. The app did offer an interface that takes advantage of the screen real estate of iPads, but it didn’t support the multitasking features.

Today, Microsoft started rolling out a new update to the Outlook app on iPadOS. The new update introduces support for Split View on iPadOS, which means you can now open it side-by-side with other apps on iPadOS. The update also enables support for Slide Over, meaning you can quickly open Outlook over other apps on iPads. Microsoft first promised the multitasking features last year, notes 9to5Mac.

And last but not least, the new update introduces support for drag-and-drop, which is where the multitasking features come in handy. Combined with the multitasking features, you can now drag-and-drop content from other apps directly into your emails when you are composing emails, which is obviously going to very useful.

You can get the new update from the App Store here. 

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Comments (10)

10 responses to “Outlook for iPadOS Gets Massive Multi-Tasking Improvements”

  1. Vladimir Carli

    It’s unbelievable that outlook is an amazing email client for every platform with the exception of windows. And there is not even one decent client for windows... really no words

  2. cyrulnik

    Great that Microsoft has finally figured out how to use the multi-window APIs on iPad. They came out last June. Anyone know whether Microsoft is going to bring this to Word for iPad anytime soon?

  3. bnyklue

    And yet the Windows version is still terrible.

  4. stephenf

    At first glance it looks like 2 displays... ?

  5. BizTechSherpa

    I am geeked about this, but really looking forward to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint having the ability to do multi-window and instance.

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