How to Buy the Book

  1. Purchase and Download as a PDF ebook (see below right).
  2. Purchase the Paperback version at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
  3. Purchase an ebook version: Kindle or Nook (iBook version coming soon)

Amazon Reviews of 4th (and 3rd) Editions

"Just plain good stuff. This is a systematic and straight forward way of keeping your schedule under control. I particularly like the way parts of the process can be used. I've purchased copies for the entire staff. "

Robert O. Feb. 16, 2014

"This is a book that literally "changed my life." I know that sounds trite, or like a cliche, but it is absolutely true. If you are a "knowledge worker" who uses Microsoft Outlook, you should absolutely buy this book. I guarantee you will benefit from it. "

Tom N. Nov. 6, 2013

"Like many folks today, I was drowning in email. this gave me a method to get my head above water and keep my inbasket at a managable size (right now I have 8 emails in my in basket) instead of the hundreds of mails that contain either action items or information that I would or might need.
Everyone I have told about it has also found it valuable and they are also passing the word around."

Diane K. July 8, 2013

"Incredible book! Well worth the price! I highly recommend it to anyone who is struggling keeping their workday under control and their Microsoft outlook email under control."

Tonya K. June 25, 2013

"Linenberger has done it - created a workable system to clear the Outlook inbox and organize your day. His system powers Outlook using tasks for most things, instead of calendar appointments, and eliminates the guilt-inducing nagging to which the default task system resorts."

Frank H. May 29, 2013

"Really helped me utilize the Tasks area of Outlook much more efficiently. Big user of GTD, and this fits quite nicely with that as well."

Dale S. May 4, 2013

I'd tried other methodologies to master email overload and they fell short. Top down approaches just don't work. Michael's methodology is easy to understand and apply. It provides "stress relief" immediately. With practice, results continue to improve.

Jerry Capute Vice President of Business Systems Tactical Propulsion and Controls

Get this edition if using older Outlook versions

Get this book if you have Outook 2011, 2010, or 2007.

If you have Outlook 2013 or 2016 (Windows or Mac), then get the newer Edition 5.

The #1 Best-Selling Outlook Book

  • This book through all its editions has been the #1 best-selling Outlook book for 6 years! Updated Oct 2013 for Outlook 2013 and Michael's latest thinking.
  • It provides powerful methods of filing and finding e-mail—an overloaded inbox will be a thing of the past!
  • You'll learn how to get control of your workday by learning a simple yet powerful method of task management, in Outlook.

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Why Get the PDF Book:

  • Matches the print book better than Kindle, Nook
  • Free access to future 4th ed. updates
  • All index extries are hyperlinked into the book
  • Color images (the printed book is B&W)
  • Live links throughout the book
  • PDF is unlocked; use it on all your computers.
    (note: license is for single user, multiple computers)


The Book is Set Up for Self-Study

  • The book is set up in a lesson format and designed for your self-study. You'll learn the complete MYN system at your own pace, at the depth you want.
  • You'll learn a full range of techniques, suitable for the beginner or expert Outlook user.

Wanted to say thanks for Total Workday Control. What a helpful, clear and powerful book! I work in a school environment and receive a huge number of emails every day. I’ve never reached the bottom of my Inbox before, but thanks to your MYN system, it’s empty! I know that sounds like a corny testimonial, but it’s actually true!

Jeremy Thewlis, June 2014

Study a Little, or a Lot: Your Choice

  • The book begins with a 5-page Quick Start that gets you up and running in a few minutes.
  • Advance to only the first hundred pages, and you'll have the extra power of MYN added to your routine.
  • When you have time, study the advanced sections for in-depth tips and techniques in Outlook. The book is over 400 pages long with lots of optional material.

Other Ways to Buy the Book


I just love Michael Linenberger's methods for controlling the inbox chaos. I had been overwhelmed by all the incoming email that was clogging my system and preventing me from seeing what was really important. Mr. Linenberger's step by step process helped me focus on what was most important and get to an empty inbox. Tasks are now completed quickly and efficiently. I stopped "losing" messages and important "to do's". I have implemented the methods lined out in Total Workday Control both at work and at home. I must say it has really lifted a weight off my shoulders.

Cathy, September 2013