Outlook Mobile Calendars Sync With Evernote, Facebook and Wunderlist
No more app-juggling. A new Sunrise-inspired feature allows users to link their Outlook calendars to Evernote, Facebook and Wunderlist on iOS and Android.Outlook for iOS and Android can now help users manage more chores, errands and social gatherings using a single calendar. Microsoft launched a new feature for the Outlook iOS and Android apps this week called Calendar Apps, enabling users to keep tabs on their to-do lists, reminders and events from select third-party apps. Calendar Apps allow users to link their Calendars with Evernote, Facebook and Wunderlist. If the functionality sounds familiar, that's because Calendar Apps was part of the popular Sunrise calendar app. Microsoft acquired Sunrise Atelier, the New York City-based maker of the Sunrise calendar app, in 2015. "Since the Sunrise team joined Outlook, we've been hard at work bringing all the goodness and extra features from their app directly into our calendar to give you a single, powerful app for managing your personal and professional life," blogged the Microsoft Outlook team. "Calendar Apps, along with a two-week mini-calendar, three-day view and iOS calendar widget, have already made it to Outlook, with Connected Calendars up next." Once the apps are linked, it's a two-way street. Not only does Outlook populate users' calendars with reminders and activities from those services, it can also bounce users back to the respective app if they want to view or edit events.
In Evernote's case, setting a reminder on a note will cause it to appear in the Outlook calendar along with a link back to Evernote. Tapping the "Open in Evernote" link launches the Evernote app, enabling users to view their reminders in more detail.