The convenient thing about using apps on the desktop is that they tend to be more flexible, in the sense that it’s easy to access files from the cloud or computer, add photos, share links, and so on. On our phones multitasking like that isn’t quite as easy, but the good news is that Microsoft wants to make your life a bit easier.

In an update to the Outlook app for iOS, Microsoft has announced that they will be adding third-party app support. As you can see in the screenshot to the right, this new feature is called “Add-ins” and basically what it means is that users will be able to access certain features from third-party apps inside of Outlook itself.

According to Microsoft, “The add-ins launching today bring the power of CRM, social intelligence, project management and more—right to your inbox. Starting today, add-ins for Dynamics 365, Nimble, Evernote, Smartsheet and GIPHY are available for Outlook on iOS, complementing their existing add-ins already available to Outlook users on Windows, Mac (in Insiders) and on the web.”

However as we said, this feature seems to be limited to the iOS version of Outlook for now, but Microsoft stated that there are plans to bring it to the Android version “soon”.

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