You know, it seems almost old fashioned these days to not primarily be using a web or smartphone version of a mail app, or anything else, really.
Obviously, Gmail and the Google Docs started that trend to web-based apps being primary, and then Microsoft responded swiftly and smartly with their web (and smartphone) product line. And there are a ton of other web-based productivity tools out there, of course.
But, when I have a choice with Microsoft Office, I just can’t bring myself to use the web-based versions much. Rather, I am still obsessed with the desktop versions—the Windows desktop versions specifically.
For good reason of course, they are so incredibly feature-rich compared to all other versions, and I use a lot of those features.
Case in point. I use Quick Steps all the time in Windows desktop Outlook. Probably 40 times a day. I’d feel super cramped without it. And it does not exist anywhere else. Not in Mac desktop Outlook, not in Outlook online, and of course not in the Outlook smartphone app.
There are probably ten or twenty other features just like that. And they aren’t just fun features, they are features that enable me to get through my mail a ton faster—I am talking major productivity improvements.
In fact, that’s largely what my Outlook Inbox Ninja video course is about: tools (and corresponding processes) in Windows desktop Outlook that you can use to get through mail quickly, and then near-empty your Inbox each time.
And it’s really only made possible by using Windows desktop Outlook (at least part of each day).
So, while many people are in love with the online and smartphone app world, don’t forget the power and productivity that is possible with a good, traditional, Windows application. And Outlook is probably the best example.