No ads, Gmail

Ads will continue to appear inside the free version of Gmail, as promoted messages. But instead of scanning a user’s email, the ads will now be targeted with other personal information Google already pulls from sources such as search and YouTube. Ads based on scanned email messages drew lawsuits and some of the most strident criticism the company faced in its early years, but offered marketers a much more targeted way to reach consumers.  via Google Will Stop Reading Your Emails for Gmail Ads – Bloomberg

We all know that when you are using gmail, we are giving up our rights to our mail privacy. But what to do, gmail is an amazing product. The revamped of came too late.

I been using for sometime now due to work. It’s not bad. In fact, it’s pretty neat. The web version is pretty comparable to gmail. It’s clean and it looks good. I was actually thinking of getting outlook premium. The paid version of outlook.

However, when it comes to productivity apps. Office online is still pretty young compare to Google docs. There is no doubt that Office Apps (those that you installed on machines) are pretty amazing. Words, PowerPoints and Excel, no companies in the world can run without them (except for startups maybe)

The online collaboration for Office online is far far away from what Google docs have to offered. Google sheets might not be comparable to Excel but it’s good enough for a small business.

If I would do a team project or run a startup again. I would certainly use G Suite just because of the online collaboration. Being able to work in a big team, I learn to appreciate the ability to have all team members edit a common document all at once.

I also appreciate discussion taking place in a document over email. It’s easier to track. The ability to nest comments in google doc is amazing 😉.

The best of both world would be to have Outlook kind of features for emails and Goggle docs for office productive. But there is no best of both world, unless you pay them all.

It’s good news that Google is not reading the emails anymore. At least, it makes me feel better paying them $5 a month for’s email.