With many companies implementing remote work policies, suites like Microsoft’s Office 365 have enabled many companies to keep their door open during uncertain times, revolutionising the way the we work.
Microsoft 365 dominates the discussion surrounding cloud office suites, by enabling third-party developers to develop apps that supplement the core product. These apps can prove incredibly useful for teams and team leaders, adding bespoke functionality to support any business direction and culture.
We have highlighted some of the best apps that fill a variety of needs and add utility to your work and email management.
Addressing the frustration of scheduling amongst business executives who have full calenders to manage, FindTime is an Outlook add-in for scheduling meetings. The organizer can send multiple time suggestions through FindTime and minimise the time consuming back-and-forth conversations. FindTime shows what days and times work the best for you and the attendees using free/busy data.
FindTime helps cut out the unnecessary time lost when trying to schedule a meeting between two busy individuals. A huge must-have for those on a tight schedule.
Aiming to be the tool for Ultimate Email Productivity, Boomerang is an Outlook add-in that includes a variety of features; letting you schedule emails for a specific time and set follow-up reminders if they are not responded to, adding a smart calendar assistant that lets you schedule meetings and share your real-time availability and allowing you to pause your inbox all without leaving your email.
No matter how many features you add to Microsoft Office 365, you will always end up in a situation where you have important work to complete, and you do not want to be interrupted.
Android 365 users have access to Do Not Disturb, a handy feature that disables all default Outlook notifications for new messages; including New Mail Desktop Alerts, changes in the mouse cursor, the envelope icon in the system tray, and the default new mail sound.
Addons for Microsoft Office 365 are added daily and highly worth time browsing through the add-on store to see if there is anything to help yourself and your team.