Add separate email and calendar icons to home screen.
You can now add separate email and calendar shortcut widgets to your device home screen. This will allow for one-tap access to the mail and calendar parts of the app.
Having trouble finding the feature? Let us know through the Help section of the app. You may reach them by going to the app’s Setting > Help and Feedback > Contact Support.
Thank you again for your support, we look forward to hearing more of your ideas very soon.
All the best,
The Outlook Mobile Team
PS: Please use the Help Section of the app for any questions, we are not able to see replies to this address.
A shortcut from android home page directly to outlook calendar/agenda
The current widget is too large
A regular app icon is needed
Joe Francis commented
Because of notifications and how some other apps reference mail and calendar items, it seems it would place more control if mail and calendar existed or could exist separately.
Mickael Huguenin commented
A clear "regression" when you move from Windows phone to Android. The "widget" view is not meeting the expectation. Would really love to have the same calendar view of the Outlook with a direct acces
Asif Khan commented
ability to go directly to calendar from home screen
James Walker [ml14j2w] commented
While bundling these functions together on desktop software makes sense, it is a little fiddly on mobile, and I often open the app wanting one function, landing on the other, and having to switch. On top of this, the buttons to switch between email, calendar and contacts do not appear to be always visible anyway. I think the best solution would be to divide the Outlook app into one app for email and contacts, and another for the calendar.
Robert Mustin commented
Make it possible to compleatly replace Android apps for contacts, calendars, mail, Call etc and as separate apps. And make apps more like Windows mobile clean and simple.
Noah Wolfe commented
When I want to check my calendar I don't want to have to go through my mail app first. It creates many additional clicks/taps. This makes for a terrible experience.
This is like at the grocery store they put the milk in the back so that you have to walk through the rest of the store and maybe buy something else. Only here you have the calendar at the back for no reason. And you could put the calendar up front at the register next to the candy bars.
A new calendar application
James Cummings commented
add calendar shortcut/icon on android to go straight there.
Kurt Moskal commented
Allow me to create a shortcut, on my home screen, directly to the calendar. Also, allow my calendar events to be visible from the Always On Display.
Wouter Staelens commented
alles is to pin calendar of Outlook as separate icon on startscreen just like Windows Phone.
Asim Mehmedovic commented
I can't comfortably reach the icons on the top left corner when swiping from left while using tall modern 18:9 aspect ratio smartphones. They should be repositionable to the left bottom corner, so a quick check e.g. for the spam folder can be done with one hand.
make sure the email icon show the number of emails..
It is useful to have different icons in notification area. For example see notification icons from HTC mail and HTC calendar, or Google Calendar....
Shrirang Satwe commented
separate icon for each email ID like Microsoft and blackberry offers.
key board needs rearrangements such as, comma symbol on main board.
There should hould be a provision to go next email from other email without closing email. A provision to store all the incoming media on AD card. this provision is available in Lumia phone. this help to minimujm use of main storage.
Dave Martin commented
calendar app generally sucks.
Jonathan Hartsock commented
cut the ****, get rid of anything that doesn't have to do with email. it's too much. especially when android already supports calendars, files, task so on. kind of redundant and waste of resources.
I cannot create events manually based on details in emails and attachments because I have to exit the attachments and emails to switch to a Calendar edit instance. If I could launch mail and calendar separately, I can easily write manual events using details I read from the mail/attachments with splitscreen or multitasking modes.
Minde Caroline van (HDNA) commented
This change was planned in January 2016! Key word here: implementation. The amount of users that complain is just the top of the iceberg. So please proceed Microsoft!!
Minde Caroline van (HDNA) commented
opening outlook is slow. calender in seperate app saves time.