Mac Productivity

The “My Workspace” Toolbar for Office 365 on Mac Is Pretty Awesome

Saikat Basu 22-09-2017

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 The Microsoft Office for Mac Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet Our list of common keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Office for Mac will help you get your work done faster. Read More .


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?

Related topics: macOS Sierra, Microsoft Office 2016, Productivity.

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  1. Pras
    September 22, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    It's nice, but really buggy. For the most part, accepting meeting from the app doesn't work. Needs to mature more. Good start though.