Microsoft Send, A Revolutionary Way To Email

Microsoft has been working on a new email app that could be pretty revolutionary – the concept is simple: make email more like SMS. But how do you do that? Simple? take away subject lines, and have the app take you directly to your contacts. The app is one of Microsoft’s Garage projects – and as of now, it’s only available to iOS users. That said, Microsoft has plans to rollout on Windows and Android phones very soon.

One early knock is that the app only works with Office 365 users and school email accounts. That said, Microsoft is working on opening up the app to other email clients in the coming months too. They’re hoping this form of ?emailing? will make communication with coworkers a bit more seamless experience.  Send doesn?t require a phone number or a separate app (which is pretty convenient), and it doesn?t require a subject line to be written for the messages you send.

Make email more like SMS

On the Microsoft Office blog, they share a pretty awesome case for why Send could be/is useful:

Imagine you’re walking into a big presentation and someone asks you to find out if your colleague will be attending. Chances are, you don?t have your colleague’s phone number, but you will probably have their email address?especially if you’ve been emailing with them recently. You don?t have time to search your inbox, start a new thread, or even type out a subject line. You just want to ask that person, ?Will you be at the presentation??