Ah, infographics. Easily digestible nuggets of information. A new Microsoft Outlook infographic has been released that paints Gmail in a rather bad light, and shows just how limited the competing service is.

Redmond has a history of highlighting the Outlook.com service.

The company has, in the past, compared it to Google Gmail, as well as other competing email platforms, often highlighting its features against the apparent setbacks of competitors. And this time the company is presenting the information in a highly detailed blog post, along with an infographic.

As Microsoft so very bluntly puts it:

“Google claims that Gmail is ‘good enough’ in comparison to the Microsoft email platform, which is a combination of the web version of Outlook and Outlook desktop client. Both OWA and Outlook (as part of the Office 365 suite) offer many valuable features that Gmail (as part of Google Apps for Business) does not. Why settle for email that is merely ‘good enough’ when Microsoft offers an excellent email solution that doesn’t force you to compromise?”

Ouch! Telling it straight, eh?

The infographic explains how accessing your email offline is easier thanks to the Outlook desktop client, and how the web application provides almost the similar capabilities when using a modern web browser like Internet Explorer 11, Chrome of Firefox.

Which is true in every sense of the word — Outlook.com is amazingly feature rich. Obviously, it is up to the user to decide which service is better. Many already have, while others are still open to change. But this infographic should help you in making this important decision.

Click the image below to see it in full size, and let us know which service you think is better.


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  • Mike Greenway

    One mans “Full Sized Image” is another mans small and unreadable.

  • Ray C

    I like Outlook, but I do like some of the organization features in Yahoo mail better. I can not only set it to sort by date, but I can tell it to only show me search results for a particular year or month.

  • http://jeremymckenzie.com Jeremy Mckenzie

    To actually read the image, right click on it and open in a new tab. Then click it again to expand it.

  • http://jeremymckenzie.com Jeremy Mckenzie

    Misleading! A lot of the “No” on the Gmail side can be accomplished via extensions.

    • Black Eagle

      The point is native features.

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