Microsoft is adding the ability to use Uber, PayPal, Evernote, Wunderlist and more from within its new Outlook.com e-mail service, which is currently in preview.
The new Outlook.com features, among other things, a refined inbox, new ways to collaborate, an upgraded calendar and support for partner add-ins thanks to the Outlook application program interface (API).
In addition to Uber, PayPal and Boomerang, which were first announced at the Build conference at the end of April and are being rolled out at the moment, new partner add-ins coming to the online e-mail service include Evernote, Yelp, IFTTT and Wunderlist.
Of those new services, only Evernote is available to try out now. Microsoft has confirmed the rest will be ‘coming soon’.
With the Evernote Outlook add-in, users can start writing an e-mail, use the add-in view to find the note they want, and click to send it on its way. They can also clip e-mails from Outlook to Evernote, save them into a designated notebook, and add tags.
Other examples with the new add-ins include setting up Uber ride reminders within the Outlook calendar, settling a bill using PayPal from within your inbox, scheduling e-mails to send at the perfect time with Boomerang and adding a weather report to your calendar with IFTTT.
In May, Microsoft began rolling the Outlook.com preview out to a small group of customers, but now it is broadening its availability so more customers can start testing out the online e-mail service’s features. To find out more about the Outlook API, visit the Outlook Dev Center.
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