So often, I receive an email that I need to do something about, but that I can't act on at the time that I read it. Once I read an email, there is the danger that it will 'disappear' in my very long Inbox.
Now, I know that I can mark it as 'Unread' or 'Flag' it, but this does not always draw my attention to it later - especially on a busy email day! I really need it to arrive again at a later time, when I am able to deal with it.
So, here's what you can do in the new Outlook app ...
Re-schedule an email so it pops up again later
When you receive an email, you can 'schedule' it to come back again in a few hours, this evening, tomorrow morning, or at a nominated dat/time!
If you need to look at the email before it returns to your Inbox, it is in a special 'Scheduled' folder in your Outlook app.
I so wish the standard Mail app provided this feature. Here's hoping it will be included in a future iOS version.
The downsides (for me)
Unfortunately for me, the app doesn't allow me to install my iTandCoffee mail account so I won't be able to use it for my combined personal and business mail.
It only caters for Exchange, Outlook (Live, Hotmail), iCloud, Google (Gmail) and Yahoo mail accounts.
So, if you have a mail account not supported by these platforms, this great new Outlook app is no good for you.
Additionally, even though I have added my iCloud account and its Calendar, it doesn't show any 'subscribed' iCloud calendars - so my classes and appointments are not showing in the Outlook calendar. This renders the Calendar aspect fairly useless for me as well
However, for those of you who have one of the listed types of email accounts, I highly recommend trying out this app!