Microsoft Garage's latest app takes the hassle out of searching your email inbox

The Microsoft Garage has been responsible for some pretty interesting experimental apps already, and its latest is no different. Called Email insights, the app is meant to make sifting through your email for the messages you want a much less arduous process. The ultimate goal, according to the team that built the app (opens in new tab), is to bring email search closer to where web search is today.

On the outside, Email Insights looks like a strict, no-frills email app. While that's largely the case, the app packs some extra search juice as its main selling point. Here's a quick look at some of the main features of the app:

  • Light-weight email application focused on search.
  • Mix of Relevance and Recency based results.
  • Guided search through Email Autocomplete, Fuzzy person name search.
  • Commands for quick action.
  • Tabbed UI for convenience.

When put together, Email Insight's search prowess should help cut down on the amount of scrolling or keywords you have to remember to find the email you want. On top of that, you can also use the app's search box to perform quick tasks like sending one-line emails.

Intrigued? If so, you can grab Email Insights and give it a whirl for free now.

Download Email Insights

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

14 Comments
  • I can't access it, the site keeps hanging on the login page
  • For me, it says "We are sorry this webpage is unavailable in your location. Please try again later." I'm in Canada and I'm not using any VPN stuff
  • I stopped trying Garage Product apps because it seems the better the app, the more likley and sooner it dissapears. I got tired of having the rug pulled out from under me. I get it that they're free, but "real" free apps, usually ad-supported or info gathering free ones, stick around if they are useful because the author gets something from them. I wish MS would at least let someone take them over before cancelling them.
  • No. Not intrigued, these folks usually only make stuff for iOS and android, I am surprised windows central keeps giving them a platform.
    I would be intrigued with a decent tool for searching my local outlook mailbox. In the past I used xobni for that, but they discontinued and I have not found a decent replacement. Anyone?
  • Whole-heartedly agree with everything said above.
    How is this useful for anyone using MS's serious Mail options? Like people are, overall, likely to switch from the more established ones to something like this. This is most likely a teaser for yet another product they will discontinue instead of a preview of something they will bake into Outlook.
  • Same problem here, won't even load the login page
  • I think it would be great if from the engine or whatever it is that provides the search options, an add-on for Outlook 2016 could be created.
  • "We are sorry, the page you requested cannot be found."
  • Getting the same, once logged in it can't find the target...
  • Looks crazy similar to Google Inbox.
  • Would he nice if this feature was implemented into the outlook mail app
  • Seriously, what I want is a Mail app with some basic usability features. Reminders, share from Mail (including to OneNote and Cortana), font personalization. Or, they can make Outlook 2016 a UWP and I'll never look back.
  • Looking forward for this refined search tool to outlook windows store mail app. Would also be nice to see this tool implemented more system wide to windows search to search for email and files more accurately. Development has stood still for search on windows 10 OS for a while.
  • ... ¬¬