In addition to projects related to artificial intelligence, Microsoft is also working to bring its programs to multiple platforms.
With this in mind, the American giant has announced the availability of Outlook in a free version for Mac computers. This is the software, native to Windows, with which to manage emails and even calendar appointments.
To date, it was only possible to use the Apple Mail replacement through a subscription to Microsoft 365 or a license for an Office suite program, such as Word.
Outlook can be downloaded freely from the Apple App Store.
Microsoft has developed Outlook for Mac optimizing it for the latest Apple computers, those equipped with an Apple Silicon home processor.
The app allows you to add an Outlook email address as well as Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo and corporate accounts.
For those with an iPhone, there is also the possibility of taking advantage of the 'handoff' function, with which to start reading or even writing a message on the phone and continue on the Mac or vice versa.
Among the various functions there is also "My day" which offers the agenda and an integrated calendar that allows you to keep track of appointments, meetings or other events.
In an official post Jeremy Perdue, Product Manager of Outlook, underlined: "With Outlook we have developed a modern and native app designed and optimized for macOS.
Outlook for Mac does more to integrate into the Apple platform so you get the most out of it, even with widgets and reminders in the action center." On March 16, Microsoft will hold an event entitled "The future of work with AI", during which could reveal news related to the Office app with a greater use of the artificial intelligence of ChatGpt, which already today powers a test version of the Bing web search engine.