Ever since the Microsoft acquired Nokia’s mobile division, the company has been working hard to expand its services to other mobile platforms, including Android and iOS. Microsoft hopes that by pushing its services to the other platforms, it might be able to attract new users to windows phone.
With Microsoft Office out there, Microsoft has unveiled its new app targeting iPhone users. The app referred to as ‘Send’ is an in-and-out email app that acts more like an instant messaging service to make sending of emails quick and easy. In describing the app, Microsoft says “No subject lines, salutations, or signatures. Just quick, natural conversations.”
The app is exclusively available for the iPhone and to use it, you will need to connect it with your Office 365 email account for it to sync your contacts. The synced contacts will be displayed on the homescreen for you to start conversations with them easily whenever you need.
Your regular emails will not show up on send as it is more of an instant messenger than a full email client. In a statement describing the app, Microsoft said, “This also means the conversation doesn’t have to stop when you put down your phone. Send messages are delivered to your email inbox, too. Letting you respond from your computer, when it tickles your fancy.”
Since there is no need of typing the subjects or signatures on your emails, using send is meant to be convenient for most people. Microsoft has plans to expand its availability to other email accounts as now it only works with Office 365 business and school email accounts.
This is still a test product and it might expand in future depending on how it is received.