Should professionals switch to Gmail? Maybe.
Gmail is a great tool for both companies and individuals, for both professional and personal use. Many professionals and companies use Google email service exclusively and many swear by it because it’s free, user-friendly, and has many great features for professionals. Even so, there is a stigma attached to businesses using Gmail instead of something specifically and solely built for professionals. And sometimes this can make professionals wary to make the switch. Those who refuse to give Gmail a chance for their professional needs are really missing out, and here’s why.
Features – One of Gmail’s most recent features allows you to search for specific attachments based on the text in the document. You can search within PowerPoint, Word, and PDF attachments. Pretty much nothing is off limits now when it comes to an internal Gmail search. Other features include 2-step verification to better protect your information and emails and it allows you to video chat right from your inbox—not to mention all the compatible extensions, add-ons, and tools you can use to simplify and streamline your day.
Ease of Use – Gmail is easy to use and to understand. For the most part, it is user-friendly and business-friendly. If you or anyone in your company has a question about a feature, tool, or a function, there is an extensive, yet straightforward, help center that you can search through or you can even contact them directly.
Accessible – Unlike some business-specific email options, Gmail is highly accessible. Instead of having to remember the specific URL and company code and password to access your work email—assuming that you have access to it off of your work computer or work cell phone—using Gmail means you and your employees can log in from anywhere and from any device.
Free – It may not matter as much to larger companies that they have to pay for their email service. But for smaller businesses, every penny counts and every unnecessary expense has to be cut. Need some good news? Gmail is free. What better way to cut back on expenses than by making the switch to Gmail?
It’s true that when Gmail was first introduced, it wasn’t that impressive. But times have changed and Google has made some significant strides for its professional use. It has advanced so far, in fact, that some companies refuse to use anything else. You may not be converted to the Gmail clan yet, but with recent advancements and the promise of more to come, Gmail may be a viable option to fill and support your business needs.