Everyone with access to the internet uses email and has an email account. It allows for easy and free communication with people from all over the world, while at the same time it serves as a mean of identification in online services.
Gmail over Outlook
Most of us spend an important amount of time checking our email and it usually becomes an important part of our daily lives; most of us also use email for work purposes, so it is no wonder why most users want to use the best email platform there is available. Using the best computer service will imply that the work will get done faster and there will be less room for error.
The largest email providers right now are Outlook (which is the new face of Microsoft’s Hotmail) and Gmail (developed by Google). Many have migrated from Outlook to Gmail, but there are plenty of users that have chosen to keep their Outlook accounts while also using Gmail.
One of the main differences between Outlook and Gmail is the amount of storage space available. When Gmail account was released to the public, it had 1GB of free storage; this was a large amount when compared to the space offered by Hotmail. Hotmail, on its part, has been on the market for a whole lot longer than Gmail, which has served as a statement of trustworthiness to its users.
At the moment, Gmail offers its users 15GB of free storage, which is coupled to Google Drive, the cloud service developed by Google. It is not easy to determine how much space Microsoft offers through its Outlook service, but there’s Microsoft’s OneDrive and Office 365, which allow you to use 1TB of storage, but this is a paid alternative. Google also allows users to pay for additional storage space.
When it comes to the appearance of the platform itself, most users prefer a clean and uncluttered interface. As of now, both Gmail and Outlook have an intuitive interface where the user can easily find all of the functions it may consider to be useful when managing its email messages. Both platforms have organization systems such as folders (in the case of Outlook) and labels (only on Gmail). But when it comes to finding content, Gmail has the upper hand.
The search bar that’s available on Gmail uses the same Google engine we all know and love. This is why it is so easy to find a specific string of text on your inbox. You can look for a sender, subject or a piece of text that’s in the message and the Gmail search function will find it without too much trouble. Outlook’s search function also serves for this purpose, but it is not as effective because it cannot look for every message in every folder at the same time. Gmail‘s search engine browser your whole mail inbox to find the content you want.