A new app from Microsoft was released last week called “Send“. It’s actually a rebranded app from an acquisition they bought last year (Source: ZDnet) but that doesn’t change how cool the app is and what it does.
When you’re on the road, most of us have access to our corporate email account. But, don’t you wish sending an email was as easy as texting? What happens if you don’t have the cell phone number of the person you need to contact? You could IM them but do you really want to try and keep track of everyone’s IM account and have multiple IM apps installed?
Enter Send. Its an iOS app (Windows and Android coming soon) that makes it as easy to send an email as it is a text. Just sign in with your Office 365 business or school account and you’re in.
Hit the + icon to start a new conversation and pick from the list (pulled from your online Exchange server) or enter anyone’s email address. Here’s the cool part: when you send the message to someone outside of the organization, your disclaimer shows up on the bottom just as if you’d sent it from your desktop.
The really awesome thing is that the messages you sent from Send appear in your Sent Items folder in Outlook. On the recipient’s end, it appears in their inbox just like any other email message with the exception that the subject line is “#Send with <recipient’s first name>” and at the bottom of the email it’s stamped with “Sent via Send” and a link to the app in iTunes.
If you’re using an iPhone and have an Office 365 account for work, this app has your name written all over it!