Redesigned Outlook For Mac Will Be Coming This October

One of the upsides of using native apps is that they’re generally designed to blend in nicely with the look for the operating system, but sometimes native apps aren’t as good as some third-party alternatives out there. If you’re a macOS user who thinks that maybe Microsoft’s Outlook could stand to be updated, you’re in luck.

This is because Microsoft has announced that the redesign of the Outlook app for Mac will be arriving this October. For those who haven’t heard, the company has actually been working on a redesign of its Outlook for Mac app since last year, and it looks like the company is now ready to get it launched as soon as this October.

According to Microsoft, one of the main changes that they’ll be making to the app in terms of its design is to help it better blend in with the upcoming macOS Big Sur update.

According to Microsoft, “The new Outlook for Mac has been crafted specifically for the Mac, including the latest macOS Big Sur. You will find rounded corners in the buttons, message list, and conversation pane that are influenced by Big Sur. The light, airy design utilizes white surfaces for increased contrast on text and icons. This helps Outlook feels natural on the OS while still nesting well with elements from Microsoft’s design language.”

Apple has yet to officially announce a release date for macOS Big Sur, but with Microsoft claiming that Outlook’s new design will arrive in October, we have to wonder if this could also be a sign of when Big Sur will be released as well. Given that macOS Catalina was also released in October back in 2019, perhaps an October release of Big Sur isn’t that much of a stretch.

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