Microsoft could be developing new productivity apps under its "Outlook SnackApps" project

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Recently, a couple of Microsoft’s upcoming apps got leaked on the internet. The leaks gave us a closer look at Microsoft’s upcoming apps: Flow by Outlook for iPhone, OneClip, and Office Now. All of the three apps are focused on productivity, especially OneClip and Office Now. These apps haven’t been officially unveiled yet, and it isn’t known when Microsoft is planning to release them.

However, all of the three apps has been leaked in the last few days and you can install them. Now, one of the most interesting apps from these three apps is the Flow app, which currently seems to be available for iPhone only. For those who unfamiliar, Flow is basically a micro-email app, based on Microsoft’s Exchange backend – allowing users to communicate easily.

I was able to install the Flow app on my iPhone, and unsurprisingly enough, it’s only available for Microsoft employees currently (you’ll need to sign-in with a Microsoft email.) When I opened the app for the first time, I was prompt to install an update – so I clicked on the button to update and it took me to the update page. The update page included the changelog, and the most interesting info – the developer’s name: “Outlook SnackApps”. Take a look at the screenshot below:

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I’m guessing this is a new Microsoft project focused towards developing productivity apps for Windows Mobile, Windows, and other platforms – but this could just be a throw-away developer account which the company is using to test apps. But obviously, this is just a speculation – and we can’t confirm if Outlook SnackApps is indeed a new Microsoft project. As stated earlier, there is no word on when Microsoft is going to release the apps, or if the company is even releasing the apps.

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