Microsoft has updated its Outlook app for iOS and Android with calendar updates and Wunderlist, Facebook and Evernote integration. The updates borrow some functionality of Sunrise, the calendar app that Microsoft acquired some time back.
Users can connect Wunderlist, Facebook and Evernote and sync it with their main Outlook calendar. By bringing all information to the Outlook calendar, users can see relevant information such as locations and availability, receive notifications and do other actions from within the app. For any additional actions not part of the Outlook app, users can jump directly to the third party app whether it is Facebook or Wunderlist, to the relevant calendar event or entry.
From the Outlook team:
This is why we are launching Calendar Apps for Outlook on iOS and Android. With Calendar Apps, you can connect your apps—Wunderlist, Facebook and Evernote to start with—to see all your tasks, events and notes from your digital life in one place: your Outlook calendar. By connecting your calendar with a wide range of services, Outlook will be able to provide you with a far better view of your day, week and months ahead.
Outlook is probably the best email app to have on Android or iOS at the moment. It has excellent email functionality along with calendar support as well as a very useful files section which supports Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and Box. In terms of email, Outlook supports Exchange, Office 365, Gmail, Hotmail/Outlook, Yahoo and other IMAP and POP3 compatible email services. Microsoft also puts in extra effort to ensure that its Outlook app always supports the latest features for both platforms so Outlook ships with an Apple Watch app and other iOS 9 functionality such as 3D Touch, Notification Center widgets and more.