Microsoft is reportedly working on a unified email client for Windows 10 that would replace the present Mail and Calendar apps, according to reports. Monarch is the codename for this new client, which is built on the Outlook online app and includes a user experience that is compatible with all platforms.
Microsoft already revealed in one of the docs that it is working on a “One Outlook” client that will function across Windows 10, macOS, and the web. This will enable the corporation to replace existing Outlook Win32, UWP, and Outlook for Mac clients.
Microsoft has now mistakenly revealed a screenshot of a redesigned Outlook app with revised icons and rounded corners in the release notes of Outlook beta for Windows. The screenshot depicts what appears to be a future version of the web-based Outlook client, which may be unveiled at the Sun Valley update event.
Microsoft plans to change the look of default/native Windows apps and utilise rounded corners for programme windows, reported earlier this year.
While some users may not be bothered by rounded corners, sources claim that this design language is part of Microsoft's plan to resolve UI consistency issues in Windows 10. It can make a great difference when combined with other cosmetic modifications, making apps look more modern and giving the UI a fresh vibe.
Microsoft appears to have added more padding near the close, maximise, and minimise window buttons, as shown in the above screenshot. Similarly, the Outlook app is getting new rounded-corner icons.
When it's finished, Microsoft's future Outlook client will have a uniform design across all platforms, including Windows 10, macOS, and the web.
Microsoft is rumoured to be working on additional features and improvements for other inbox apps in addition to Outlook.