In its heyday, Hotmail was the go-to email client over competing services such as Yahoo. That changed around 2005, when Hotmail fans inevitably got an invite to Gmail from one of their friends. As a result Microsoft’s is trying to shift the ball back to its court with Outlook.com. But is Microsoft’s new email service ready to to take on Gmail? The answer, maybe one day but not today. Gmail’s features are just superior for example….
Gmail search is just plain better than what Outlook.com has to offer. That may seem obvious, but Google only recently upped its game for Gmail search beyond a standard inbox query. Most notable is its Instant search results, which recommends different messages you might be searching for as you type. You can also search inside attachments, find Google Drive documents, and quickly get to a standard Google search on the Web.
You can change your theme color on Outlook.com from blue to another modern UI-styled flat color, but that’s about it. Gmail lets you add personalized background images, while Gmail gadgets and Labs plug-ins add optional functionality that have no counterpart in Outlook.com. Perhaps it’s not Microsoft’s style in this new era of the streamlined modern UI to add an overabundance of features to Outlook.com. At the very least, however, add-ons offering a quick view of your latest SkyDrive documents or your calendar appointments would be welcome additions.
Gmail is not just for home users, businesses are now turning to Gmail as their primary email service. Google provides services allowing businesses to use its popular Gmail platform for business email. This is a service that allows businesses to use Gmail as their email program while having the email address come to their businesses URL. This service is provided through “Google Apps” and is a separate service from a general Google account, which provides access to many of Google’s free tools without customization.
Does all of this sound one sided, tilted a little in Gmails favor? Well I can’t help it as a Gmail user myself I couldn’t be more statisfied with the features included with Gmail. Need more proof see below.
As a testimony, a current Gmail user named Mike Allton wrote a awesome article describing how switching to Gmail save his ability to conduct business. Mike makes a very strong case for those who doubt Gmail capabilities. To see Mikes article click here .
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