G Suite vs Gmail


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G Suite
Get business email, video conferencing, and cloud storage from Google. All you need to do your best work, together in one package that works seamlessly from your computer, phone or tablet. If you are looking for self-hosted G Suite alternatives pay attention to Microsoft Office and ONLYOFFICE.
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Gmail
Gmail is a free, advertising-supported email service provided by Google. Users may access Gmail as secure webmail, as well via POP3 or IMAP protocols. Gmail's spam filtering features a community-driven system: when any user marks an email as spam, this provides information to help the system identify similar future messages for all Gmail users. Google also provides GMail alternative for business - G Suite Mail.
Comparing G Suite vs Gmail is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Let's start with videos. We think that G Suite has better video than Gmail



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like G Suite has more user-friendly interface than Gmail because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that G Suite is more popular than Gmail

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Gmail adds support for third-party add-ons (in 2017)
- Gmail starts converting addresses and contact info into links (in 2017)
- G Suite now allows to manage access to third-party apps (in 2017)
- Gmail gets Smart Reply feature (in 2017)
- Gmail adds add-on support (in 2017)
- Exchange Tasks now available on Gmail app (in 2017)
- G Suite gets smart cloud search (in 2017)
- G Suite adds more security tools for admins (in 2017)
- Kanbanchi - missing project management tool for G Suite (in 2016)
- Google launched App Maker for G Suite (in 2016)

Looks like Gmail was recently more active than G Suite (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which G Suite and Gmail meet head to head:

2013 - Google discontinues YouTube, adds revolutionary features to GMail and Google Apps



Google continues to close good services and invent stupid things. Youtube was very useful service for business. It was the primary channel for video marketing and hosted a lot of training videos. But it turned out that Youtube - was just a contest to define the best video in the history, and now when the contest is over - Youtube will be closed. In order to compensate this loss Google introduced two big updates for GMail and Google Apps. The first of them - Gmail Blue - it's the new revolutionary inbox interface that is completely blue. Blue buttons, blue icons, blue text. They say it's the interface of the 21st century (see video above). And the Google Apps adds "Levity" mode, which makes calendars, messages and documents more interesting and relaxing and increases the efficiency of team work. Video:



Interesting, that other companies don't have so much free time and resources (like Google) to create so many April pranks. So far, all that found in the Enterprise 2.0 sphere - is a new product by Atlassian - Jira Jr - the project management system for kids:



2012 - Google to set a new personal record: SaaS project for 110 thousand workplaces. GMail keeps calm


While the deal between Google and General Motors is still unpublic, Google has officially signed another large Google Apps customer - the largest Spanish banking group BBVA. BBVA plans to implement Google Apps for 110 thousand employees in 26 countries up to the end of 2012. Thus, Google has updated its personal SaaS record (in terms of project volume). It's interesting that BBVA moves to Google Apps from Microsoft Exchange (so Office 365 loses again). Besides, this deal will be a huge step forward for Google and for the whole SaaS industry because it's the largest SaaS project in the banking sector. After all, we all know how carefully banks  protect their commercial data. See also the Top 5 largest SaaS projects.

2011 - Google Apps Mail gets read receipts - a new advantage over GMail

Google Apps Mail receipts
Google Apps for Business gets a new interesting feature - the read (i.e. open) notification. It works this way: you send a message and if you don't receive the reply for a long time, you can open the message and check whether the recepient has read it or not. The notification can be enabled by Google Apps account admin for all users and works only for internal communications (within the domain). Thus, you can make internal collaboration more strict and possibly more effective. Because employee, that sends an important task via email can control its reception and if necessary can call the recipient and ask to check the mail.