With the Outlook mobile app on Androis and iOS you can already view calendars from Outlook.com, Office 365, Gmail and iCloud, allowing you to access your email, contacts and files on the go.
Today sees Outlook introduce a far more integrated way to see everything you need to keep track of on your smartphone, all in the one place, with Calendar Apps. That’s right, you can now connect Wunderlist, Facebook and Evernote. It’s like digital organisation porn.
This is similar to what the Outlook team did with Sunrise. Calendar Apps, along with a two week mini calendar, three day view and iOS calendar widget, have already made it to Outlook, with Connected Calendars up next.
Here’s what’s new:
Wunderlist is a simple to-do list app that promises to help you get stuff done. With Wunderlist’s new Calendar App for Outlook, you can get an overview of your most important to dos, right in your calendar where you can plan and schedule.
By connecting your Wunderlist account with Outlook all of your to dos with a due date appear on your calendar in the All Day section. Tapping “To Do” brings up any notes you’ve added.
In Outlook’s calendar menu, you can select the lists you want to view on your calendar and specify colors to make your important tasks stand out.
Wunderlist also recently released an add in for users of the new Outlook.com, Outlook 2013/2016 and Outlook on the web for Office 365.
The theory here is that Facebook’s mission is to help people connect and spend time together in the real world. One of the features that helps people coordinate and plan events with their friends and family is Facebook Events.
After connecting your Facebook account to Outlook, you can view any event you’re invited to or have accepted, as well as your friends’ birthdays. Once you open an event, you can RSVP and view event details and location. If you need additional information, just tap Open in Facebook to jump right into the Facebook app.
Evernote is a dream to get you effortlessly organised with notes, to dos and more. Whether preparing notes for a big meeting or tracking your grocery list, having those notes available on your calendar when you need them makes your whole day easier.
Set a reminder on a note and it will appear on your calendar, complete with a link to the note. Outlook not only shows you what’s important in your day, it gives you immediate access to the information you’ve placed in Evernote, so you’re always prepared.
Evernote also has an add-in for the new Outlook.com, and Office 365 users with Outlook 2013/2016 or Outlook on the web.
Outlook is calling for new ideas for the Calendar app, and is directing people to (Settings > Help & Support > Suggest a Feature), and says that “additional Calendar Apps and integrations with Skype for Business, OneNote and more” is on the way.