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An Electron-based desktop client for Microsoft Outlook.



Freelook, an Electron-based desktop app for Microsoft Outlook and Office 365.



  • Receive your hotmail / outlook / office 365 online from the desktop app
  • Close to minimise
  • Dock tray support
  • System notification
  • Network connection detection
  • Customized setting
    • Ads block as your control
    • Switch between outlook and office 365


The released application can be downloaded here.


Some Linux distributions has the issue to display the reciptons in the To and CC fields.

The workaround is set some invalid values in the Ads Blocker settings. The settings come with the default value, you need to input some random numbers to overwrite them.

Desktop Integration not updated/created when using AppImage

Since electron-builder 21 desktop integration is not a part of produced AppImage file anymore. Electron builder recommends AppImageLauncher to install AppImages and create Desktop Integration or to create the desktop files manually.

Build Pre-Request

Build & Install

Clone the repository and run in development mode.

git clone
cd freelook
npm i
npm run start

Build the application

npm run dist:linux

This will build a predefined AppImage & deb packages in the dist folder. AppImage can be run in most popular linux distributions with the support. Deb is only for debian & ubuntu distributions.


npm version (new release version)
git push origin master
git push origin --tags
npm publish


MIT @ Howard Ju

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Keyboard Shortcuts

Key Action
/ Focus the search bar
Esc Focus the search bar and cleans it
Select the next search result
Select the previous search result
Enter Open the selected search result
cmdEnter Ctrl+Enter Open the selected search result in a new tab