If you're an Outlook user, odds are you've downloaded the Outlook app on your Android phone or you've considered Nine as a capable third-party alternative. We first looked at it more than two years ago and found it to be an attractive if limited app with plenty of interesting features.

Nine has evolved a lot since its release and has now reached version 3.0.0. In it, the app gains a lot of important additions for any Outlook or Exchange user. There's now Calendar support so you can see your emails and tasks in a calendar view, Exchange ActiveSync 16 support for Office 365 users, common draft folders between the phone and the online inbox, quick responses to emails and conversations available at a swipe, and plenty of improvements to the design and navigation of the app.

Here's the full changelog, as posted on the developers' site:

WHAT'S NEW

Ver. 3.0.0c
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- Improves some features and Fixes several bugs

1. Adds Calendar
- Agenda, Day, Week, Month View
- Show Flagged Email/Tasks in Calendar
- Adds Free/Busy State (Free/Busy/Tentative/Out of Office)
- Category
- Schedule Assistance - Forward Calendar meeting/appointment

2. Supports EAS 16 (Office 365)
- Calendar attachment
- Draft Email Up/Down Sync
- Remote Wipe per each account

3. Integrate Drafts folder
- Integrate Local and Online Draft Folders
- Adds the feature of editing the Online draft email (EAS 14.x and under)

4. Quick responses
- Email Swipe Action
- Email Conversation View
- Email Body
- Calendar reminder notification
- Settings > General > Advanced > Quick responses – Email / Calendar

5. Improve Navigation Drawer
- Last Sync
- Grid/List View option
- Edit the built-in folder

6. Improve Attachment files
- Adds Save as

7. Improves some features and Fixes several bugs

  

Nine is free to grab on the Play Store, but the trial only lasts 2 weeks after which you'll have to pay for the full version as a $19.99 IAP. Right now, however, it's down 50% to $9.99 so it might be a good time to give it a go and see if it works for you.

Nine - Email & Calendar
Nine - Email & Calendar
Developer: 9Folders Inc.
Price: Free+