A new twist on an old favorite
- Effcient mail, calendar and task management
- Good search function
- Multi-account support
- Visually attractive
- No really revolutionary improvements
- Interface can look cluttered
Microsoft no longer offers a trial version of Microsoft Outlook 2010. You can download the Microsoft Outlook 2013 trial instead.
Microsoft Office 2010 is out, bringing with it Microsoft Outlook, the latest version of Microsoft's veteran email client.
Email clients have suffered a steep decline in recent times, mainly thanks to the rise of safe, attractive and reliable online alternatives. Microsoft Outlook has been among the losers, but 2010's version looks to be a step in the right direction.
Visually, Microsoft Outlook is clean, crisp and clear. It's very easy to find your way around: the ribbon interface makes finding features easy, while Account Information provides a very simple interface to manage accounts, settings and more.
In addition to multi-account email support, Microsoft Outlook also features Calendar, Tasks and Contact tools, all equally easy to use. Adding to functionality is a powerful search function, while various add-ins (to be downloaded separately) give you messaging, Hotmail, and social network functionality.
For high-volume users, Microsoft Outlook also hides a number of features that make handling lots of emails much easier. From Conversation View and inbox management tools, to extra right-click functionality and Mail Box Cleanup, it should be easier than ever to keep your email under control.
For users of mail client software, Microsoft Outlook is attractive, flexible and efficient - in other words, it's a very good bet.