It's hard to think about email without putting a G in front of it. Despite Gmail's renown as one of the best email services on the internet, Microsoft's Outlook.com has spent the last few years building itself into a competent competitor. In today's showdown, we put these two behemoths of email to the test.
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Gmail seems to have an unlimited capacity for storing your emails. Newsletters you've subscribed to but have forgotten about, digital receipts for online purchases, emails from ex-lovers eight years ago; they're all probably still floating around in your Gmail inbox. But Gmail does have a limit: 15GB for your overall Google account, to be exact. Considering the service has been around for over a decade, you should consider cleaning out your bulging inbox. There is an easy way to do this.
I've tried dozens of solutions to clean up my inbox, and so far, the Sortd Chrome extension comes closest to helping me use and organise email the way I work. Sortd transforms Gmail into a drag-and-drop workspace with columns of customisable lists. It's like life-organising webapp Trello, but for email.
Mac: Inbox by Gmail is great, but there's no dedicated desktop app for it. That's fine for most of us, but if you prefer a desktop client, Wmail's a free option for Mac.
Google's Gmail-alternative Inbox does a pretty awesome job of managing your travel information into easy-to-reach bundles. Now, you can share all that information with others in a single email.
Email is the technology tool everyone relies on and yet perhaps also hates (it's the cockroach of the internet!). Love it or hate it, we could probably all stand to improve our email skills, from managing our inboxes to sending more elegant email messages. Here are ten of the top mistakes we make with our email.
Google developed two very good email clients for the web, Android, and iOS, but you don’t have to choose between them. It’s possible to use the two apps together, taking advantage of the best features from both to power through your overflowing inbox. Here are some tips on how to do it without getting in a complete tangle.
Ever wish your phone just knew what you wanted to say so you didn't have to type it out? Gmail's nontraditional Inbox app hopes to do just that with its new Smart Reply feature.
Google has brought out a 'block' feature to its Gmail service which lets users relegate emails from specific people to junk mail hell. If only this was available back in my youth when those annoying "You're going to die if you don't forward this to 10 people" chain letter emails were doing the rounds.