Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.
Acompli, the iOS mobile email and calendar app that we like a lot, has gone up in our estimations after adding support for iCloud, Hotmail, Microsoft Live and Outlook.com.
Acompli uses Mailbox-style swipe actions to process email, and now an update to the app lets users sync their iCloud email, contacts and calendars, and email accounts for Microsoft trio Hotmail, Live and Outlook.com. The app initially launched with support for Microsoft Exchange, Google Apps and Gmail accounts, so this expansion will help users plug numerous services into a single app.
The Acompli team isn’t revealing how many downloads it has had, but CEO Javier Soltero says its “strong traction has certainly exceeded expectations.” The company says that it has handled over 2 billion email messages for its users to date, while 40 percent of those who downloaded the app have connected at least two accounts and check their email over 100 times per day.
Other minor changes in this update include an option to designate a default ‘sent from’ alias, the ability to delete and flag groups of messages via search, and specific actions for individual messages in a thread, such as delete or mark unread.
Read our review: The perfect iOS email app finally exists, but we wish it wasn’t free
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