If you would like to see messages sent only to you (not any other recipients), in a different color, you can use “Conditional Formatting” in Outlook 2013/2016 to accomplish this.
You can turn on the "To-Do Bar" in Outlook 2013/2016. It can help you quickly see what you have scheduled for the day. You have the option of showing a monthly calendar, the "People" pane, and "Tasks".
When you upgraded to iOS 8, you may have noticed you receive multiple alerts for text messages. This can be changed in Settings, so that you only receive the alert for a text message once. This process shown on iPhone 6 with iOS 8, but works on iPad with iOS 8 as well.
You may need to know what version of software or iOS is running on your iPhone/iPad. You can determine the iOS version and if you need to update it by checking in Settings. This process is shown on iPhone 6 using iOS 8.
If you frequently contact a specific group of people via e-mail, you can create a distribution list, called Contact Group on Android, to make contacting them more efficient. The process may vary slightly depending on the Model of your Android phone, but this tutorial will point you in the right direction.