Microsoft Workplace Productivity Apps, Ranked By Fun
Great LR, @megbarrett ! Thank you....
- •AccessF that, I'm not nerdy enough to be using an Access database for anything.....
- •ProjectThank GOD I don't have to use this anymore - Gantt charts, timelines, horrible interface, blech.
- •WordNot fun, do not want. Spent way too much of my career staring at a screen, adjusting fonts and tab stops and trying to fix Table of Contents (or would that plural be Tables of Contents?) and generally hating life whilst using Word.
- •Outlook (Email)Ugh. The wurst. Emails are annoying AF and keeping my Inbox current is a never-ending chore (my Personal email may have over 31,000 unread emails, but work has 0 by EOD).
- •ExcelExcel can be frustrating, but also fun - if you like numbers, and messing with people when given the opportunity.
- •Outlook (Calendar)As a remote worker, I have to be prompt and at meetings/concalls because while my coworkers can say they're "stuck in traffic" or "got caught in the hall talking to Janice" or "walking over from the conference room," I CAN'T say I was "outside fishing" or "playing with my kids" or "Dayli.sting™ on the deck" to explain my tardiness.
- •PowerPointWhile a fun episodic moment in The Office, PowerPoint isn't exactly a barrel of monkeys. I have to use it to put together presentations and then present using it. There's a fine line between using it as a visual aid and using it as a crutch or overwhelming the audience. Getting it juuuuuuuust right could, I guess, qualify as "fun."
- •Outlook (Contacts)Not exactly fun - until you upload your Contacts to a free answering service app and have individual messages for each contact (if you choose to) that you record, or use a movie clip, or have a female assistant voice say "Sorry, Eric, Brett can't take your call right now. Please leave a message." Listening to my VM's after that is legitimately fun. 😄