Microsoft has updated its Outlook.com app for Android, which finally adds a way for its users to check out their emails while offline. Also, the previously announced OneNote Android beta program has begun with its first release.

Here's the full change log for the new Outlook.com update:

  • Server-side search for easy access to all email, not just the ones synced to your phone
  • Unlimited sync of all email history for full off-line access
  • Capability to send emails from Outlook.com aliases
  • Eight new colors to customize the app interface
  • Ability to set and manage vacation replies
  • Traditional Chinese language support

In related news, Microsoft launched the first version of its OneNote beta test app for Android users a few days ago. The company announced plans earlier this month to allow a select number of Android users to download a beta version of the note taking app to test out some new features that will be added to the public version later.

According to a Google+ post by Microsoft's Ayush Rastogi, the first beta version of OneNote for Android has these new features:

  • Take handwritten notes or draw with a stylus or with your finger.
  • Use a variety of formatting options like font types, font sizes, alignments, and tags on your tablet.
  • Move between your notebooks, sections, and pages with a swipe.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
  • Support for LG G3

What do you think of the new Outlook.com update and are you signed up to get the OneNote beta version?

Source: Ayush Rastogi on Google+