Google’s G Suite (originally Google Apps) offers a slew of productivity apps that are accessible from any web browser. Gone are the days where you used Microsoft Word for any essays you had to write. The G Suite offers Microsoft Office 365 some considerable competition.
Google and Microsoft are at each others’ throats and have been for as long we can remember. In fact, Google Apps was already perfect for casual editing on the cloud over Microsoft Office 365. But the new and enhanced G Suite is poised to take over the helm as the go to productivity suite for businesses as well as students with hard deadlines.
Though both suites offer more or less the same tools and facilities; the pricing varies wildly. Choosing a plan for G Suite is straightforward and simple. And choosing a plan in Office 365 is an unnecessarily overwhelming task. With discounts for annual commitments and different pricing students, there are a slew of options in picking a price for 365. But G Suite’s pricing is representative of its nature.
G Suite also employs Google’s obsessive nature to adding AI to everything. In fact, the product page for G Suite claims that it uses Machine Learning to automatically schedule meetings and tasks. Google Apps is still therefore, the best option for students who don’t know what a schedule is.
Though we can’t say the same for Office 365. Microsoft has built a reputation for itself that sticks; you use Office to keep things professional. And students are anything but. In fact, I feel more drawn to Google Apps even though our University offers a free subscription for Office 365.
It’s the aesthetic. It’s also the fact that Google Apps don’t feel like they were made by corporate overlords with a fixation for professionalism. The G Suite isn’t the same. If professionalism is what you want; no more need be said. The G Suite looks promising as a contender for the go to service for productivity tools on the cloud.
That’s another thing to keep in mind by the way. Cloud storage. G Suite, in it’s enterprise plan, offers the ability to back up all your conversations, emails, document, etc… on the cloud. You don’t have to delete anything. Though this only in prevalent for Enterprises. It all comes down to what you require.