Windows 10 for Phones Build 10051: New Mail and Calendar apps

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Microsoft has just released Windows 10 for Phones Build 10051 to Windows Insiders. The build introduces a lot of new things, including Project Spartan. The update also brings the new Mail and Calendar apps. Both of the apps are universal and share the same experience across your Windows 10 devices. Microsoft states:

Outlook Mail and Outlook Calendar are the new built-in mail and calendar universal apps for Windows 10. These new apps bring a fresh UI, with a toggle to freely move between your email and calendar without returning to the Start screen. Outlook Mail includes customizable Swipe Gestures, letting you swipe right or left to take actions like delete, flag, move or mark as read/unread. Also check out the new email authoring experience. Outlook Mail leverages the familiar capabilities of Word to create a richer email experience. You can do formatting tricks like inserting tables, adding pictures and using bullets and text. Outlook Mail and Outlook Calendar connects to Office 365, Exchange, Outlook.com, Gmail, Google Calendar, Yahoo!, IMAP, POP and other popular accounts.

Both of the apps comes with a new user interface, which looks much better than the previous ones. Microsoft has also introduced “Quick Actions” aka Swipe Gestures to the Mail app which will allow you to trigger actions such as delete, flag, move or mark as read/unread. Microsoft has also improved the new email authoring experience with the latest update which comes with a bunch of new editing features – just like Office. Microsoft states that both of the apps will be able to connect to your Office 365, Exchange, Outlook.com, Gmail, Google Calendar, Yahoo!, IMAP, POP accounts.

We’ll post more screenshots soon, so stay tuned!

What do you think of the new apps? Discuss in the comment section below!

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