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Usually you’d be in the right to hate a toolbar that clutters up the screen estate of your desktop. But this time it’s a handshake between Microsoft and Apple’s macOS Sierra for the sake of productivity.
So why not give the My Workspace Office 365 Tool for Mac a chance?
Get a Jump on Your Productivity
The My Workspace tool is a tool that sits in the System Tray on your Mac and drops down to reveal recent events that are part of the Office suite.
For instance, see a list of recent files you are working, the latest calendar events and appointments, and the ability to quickly accept or decline them.
The toolbar is a snapshot of your day ahead. Take a glance at the video above and see if the birds-eye view is helpful to get a grasp on the tasks that you need to tackle in the immediate future.
These are some of the interactive features you should note:
- Launch Office files from OneDrive or pin them to make them accessible.
- Collaborate on Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Outlook documents with one-click shareable links.
- Start a Skype call and fulfill the scheduled meeting that’s on the calendar.
- RSVP with a single click to the events that are set up on the calendar.
For me, the best feature is the nice timeline on top that displays the time blocks I have throughout the day. A single glance tells me how my day will flow and where do I have some free blocks of time or a burst of concentrated activity.
A Microsoft Toolbar That’s Worth Your Time
Of course, this view will completely hinge on how you allot tasks to your calendar.
The free toolbar is a project from the Microsoft Garage. But it looks slick and polished to grab a permanent place on your macOS Sierra. Try it out!
Are you someone who uses Office 365 on the macOS? Does this nice integration with Office apps add to your convenience?