Outlook 2013 dispenses with any and all window borders, for a truly modern look. It sports Windows 8’s cleaner, uncluttered look, with messages displayed in full-screen-width bars instead of the old small traditional Windows message boxes. Program modes like Mail, Calendar, and tasks are represented by mod large text links at the bottom, and switching between them now sports a smooth animated transition. Even better, you no longer have to switch: The new “sneak a peek” feature lets you hover the mouse over these outsize links to display a mini-view of your calendar, tasks, or contact. Also smoother is actual typing, which, like Word 2013 now uses hardware acceleration.