Google is a leader in bringing out innovative products and its Gmail email platform too has a distinct edge as compared to other online email platforms. However when compared to the Outlook email client, especially the Outlook 2013 edition, it comes as second best. No doubt, Gmail has its own share of advantages, but the Outlook email client for an office user, especially one who is working under an Exchange environment is invaluable. Let’s look at some of key elements of Outlook that would keep you sticking on to your trusted desktop email client.
You can access your emails Offline
One of the standout features of Outlook lies in the fact that you can access your emails offline. Not just emails everything from your contact list, journal entries to even calendars are available on the desktop without you needing to connect to the internet. Achieving this in Gmail is cumbersome and not entirely possible.
Organize your Emails and Contacts in a way you like
Outlook allows you to organize emails in folders and mark them too. From color coding to categories, an array of options exist to arrange your emails in a manner that you would prefer. If that was not all Outlook provides virtual search folders to view a set of emails that meet your search criteria. Contacts too can be categorized in Outlook without much effort and with the People module in Outlook 2013; you can include a treasure trove of information about each contact. Gmail still has a lot of catching up to do before it matches Outlook in customized grouping of emails.
Finding emails in Outlook is easy and there are several ways to do so
Gmail is a product of the search giant Google and it does a swell job of searching out emails, if you remember specific keywords. However if you are looking to search emails based on their size or date or say even the sender name, the Outlook Advanced Find comes on top.
Outlook 2013 is not foolproof – the pesky PST errors still remain
The 2013 iteration of Outlook is counted by many as a highly refined piece of software that has attracted many users back to the Outlook bandwagon. Yet it suffers the same perennial flaw of previous Outlook editions, namely PST errors. If you encounter a PST crash in Outlook 2013, your data becomes vulnerable and you would need the best pst recovery tool in vogue today; the remarkable DataNumen Outlook Repair application to correct the situation. The tool is equipped with a sophisticated recovery algorithm which can dig out your data from the most botched up PST file without breaking a sweat. The application can be used to draw out contents from a PST file stored in a Nero Image file or Virtual Machine Disk. Further it has the flexibility to break up a large PST file if needed, into multiple small parts that are inherently more stable.
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