App stores are flooding with email and messaging clients. There are so many messaging apps, looking at them arranged close to one another, they would look like sand at the beach. However, Microsoft has launched new email client that works like any instant messaging app would.
Dubbed, ‘Send’, this app comes with some useful features that could raise users experience a notch higher. It allows users to communicate instantly with their contacts by enabling them to send quick messages without the need for the usual subject line, greetings, and then signature.
The Outlook team credited for coming up with this app said, “Imagine you’re walking into a big presentation, and someone asks you to find out if your colleague will be attending. Chances are, you don’t have your colleague’s phone number, but you will probably have their email address – especially if you’ve been emailing with them recently. You don’t have time to search your inbox, start a new thread, or even type out a subject line. You just want to ask that person, ‘Will you be at the presentation’”
The Outlook team has ironically availed the Send app on Microsoft rival platform, iOS and is expected to arrive on Android sooner than on Windows Phone platform. Additionally, the app is currently only available to users in the US and Canada. Microsoft says that it will soon extend to other world markets.
Users will need to have an Office 364 subscription to be able to use Send services. The app syncs the communications with the user’s Outlook account, just in case one needs to make a reference to an earlier conversation. Microsoft has also revealed that it will make the app open in the next few months.
Send is another product from the Microsoft Garage, which is a project lab at the company where employees are allowed to work on their far-fetched ideas during their spare time. Other products from the Microsoft Garage include Keyboard for Excel, Picturesque, Next Lock Screen, and Torque Voice Search among others.