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Gmail brings much of the functionality and power of Google's search engine to the app's search. You can use operators such as label:, is:, OR, has: among others, define date ranges, limit search to specific groups and so on. And, you can do it all amazingly fast. The search will also try to predict what you're trying to search for before you've even finished your query and offer up those results. See More
Gmail offers the ability to automatically organize your mail into specific categories: Primary Social Promotions Updates Priority Each of the categories can be disabled and you can move your mail around from category to category or set your own rules which sender should be put in which category. See More
The app allows inserting files from Drive straight to email or uploading attachments to Drive before sending them out. It will also notify if the person you're sending the file can open the file our should you change the sharing settings for that file beforehand. Finally, you can choose which one of your Google accounts you want visible in the app. See More
If an email contains pictures, flight information, reservation at a restaurant, attachments, links, dates, phone numbers and other information that the application recognizes, it will surface that information in its main view. These items can be viewed and interacted with without having to open the message itself. It allows finding and taking action on the important email information quickly. See More
Gmail uses labels to categorize emails. Using multiple labels can make it easier to find the email later on. Ex: "work", "friends", "london". Index only allows adding one label per email, effectively turning them into directories. All the benefits of labels are lost, then. See More
Inbox tries automatically bundling similar messages together. For example, Inbox will create bundles for travel information, receipts, promotions as well as group messages temporally. It enables also managing these bundles of messages together - they can all be swiped away together. See More
absolutely great till they announced they are shutting it down.WTF See More
The app will automatically attempt to figure out which emails are important to you and surface those. The priority emails will show up in your inbox in a tab called Focused, with other emails in a tab called Other. It aims to separate spam and promotional emails from the important emails. See More
Microsoft Outlook comes with quick swipe features where users can quickly swipe the thread either from left (to schedule) or right (to delete or archive). Additionally, users can also customize the swipe actions to, for example, set swipe from left to archive or swipe from right to delete. See More
The app stores user information and credentials on outside servers which is a violation of ActiveSync password requirement policies. These security concerns have been enough of an issue that European Parliament has banned its members from using the app out of fear that it might lead to leaking sensitive information. See More
Though the desktop version of Outlook (for both Windows and Mac), does allow connection to an iCloud email account, it will not connect to the contacts, calendar or reminders on the Mac version. And to connect to these on Windows, you have to use the iCloud app for syncing. This lack of coherence between platforms, and the fact that this has been an issue for a very long time, makes liking Outlook problematic at best for people who live between the Windows and Mac universes. See More
Microsoft Outlook comes with built-in cloud storage browser allowing you to attach files directly from services such as Dropbox, Box, Google Drive or OneDrive to emails and directly open attached files without the need for the main cloud storage app. See More
In addition to showing contact information, the People section of Outlook can show all conversations you've had with a person. Moreover, if you're looking for someone that's not in your contact's list, but is in your company's or school's directory, Outlook can pull that information through integration with Global Address List (GAL). See More
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