Yesterday several office applications available for our iPhone or iPad were updated with news that although look small, make significant improvements. We’re mainly talking about Microsoft Outlook, the email client, and Google Drive, the file manager app.

Microsoft Outlook: ignore the conversation

The latest update to the Outlook email client, Microsoft Outlook, brings us a cool new feature – the ability to ignore a conversation. When we talk about conversation we talk about the entire chain of emails, including all their replies as long as they have the same subject. With this new function we can answers to all to a specific email.

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Microsoft describes the features in the following terms:

Tired of that company-wide email that everyone keeps replying to? U.S. too. Stay focused on what’s important, receive emails and all future replies from your inbox, and forward them straight to deleted items with our new Ignore Conversation feature.

A function which, while we have already found in the application Mail, which is available on all Apple devices, will no doubt be well received by many users who check email through the Microsoft app.

Google Drive: code and facial identification


Google Drive, the application that allows us to interact with the storage that Google offers with its accounts, also received a small but interesting novelty. In this version, the application allows us lock your content with a password which we can then use Face ID to enter.

Also, thanks to the function Private screen, the app content will not appear when we see the apps in our multitasking. Can adjust the time between closing the application and blocking it. By default, the range is 0 i.e. it is blocked immediately, but we can choose between 10 seconds, one minute or 10 minutes.

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As users, it is clear that these little details can make a big difference. It is appreciated that, little by little, they add functions and refine the different applications.