Gmail Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Gmail

Free email and inbox management app, from Google's G Suite

4.75/5 (430 reviews)

Gmail overview

Gmail is a free, advertising-supported email service offered as part of Google's G Suite. With 15GB of email storage provided for free, users can access Gmail as secure webmail, as well as via POP3 or IMAP4.

Gmail automatically sorts emails into separate, customizable tabs (e.g. Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates) which users can add or remove as desired. Both inbound and outbound messages can be translated into other languages in Gmail, where users can also respond to invites, track packages, and leave reviews, without leaving the app.

Starring and custom color labels let users neatly organize email threads (conversations), while Google-powered search allows users to locate messages from any thread, quickly and easily.

With Gmail's Hangouts, users can instant message with others, as well as host video calls with up to 15 participants, straight from their inbox. The platform is accessible from any mobile device, via either native mobile apps for Android or iPhone/iPad, or via a native mobile web app.
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Pricing

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Value for money
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Canada, China and 7 other markets, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish and 22 other languages, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
Gmail screenshot: Choose from Gmail's inbox themes, or select your own image to use as a custom themeGmail screenshot: RSVP to event invites, track packages, review products, and more, without opening any emailsGmail screenshot: Maintain visibility on your inbox while you compose new messagesGmail screenshot: View attachments instantly, without leaving GmailGmail screenshot: Access your inbox from any device via native mobile apps or the Gmail mobile web appGmail screenshot: Read and respond to messages online & offline

Gmail reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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  4.3
Arnaldo Casadiego

Gmail an app that promises!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-10-27
Review Source: GetApp

Gmail has been my favorite email app for more than 8 years, I must say it is an incredible application, I use it every day since I constantly receive emails from clients, partners and work, so I need to check my email trays constantly, I must say that it has never hit me or given me problems so the stability of the app is excellent. In addition to this gmail has a number of add-ons that you can use to benefit, such as google drive, google hangouts and google + it is amazing how you can have everything within a single application and how they complement each other. Gmail is a very easy application to use since in the main screen you can see all your messages directly, besides this you have a menu in the left part of the screen where you can choose the messages of promotion, social and normal messages, apart you have other options such as sent messages, spam erased among others ... Another incredible thing about this app is that you can change gmail accounts very quickly and easily since it allows you to log several accounts at the same time and change them with a single click. the app is also very fast, the time that you have to wait for the new and old messages to load is very fast and this is an advantage when you want to respond to messages quickly, besides it has the function of writing several messages at the same time and leaving them as drafts waiting for you to come back and finish them and this is great!

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Virginia Brooks

Gmail AKA the Ultimate Key to Business Organization

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-30
Review Source: GetApp

Gmail’s web-based email and storage service is the ultimate key to business organization. G Suite’s collaborative application suite for business and enterprise users has significantly enhanced our efficiency across our organization, allowing us to store and condense all of our work initiatives in one local area. Whether you use Gmail, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc. I would strongly recommend finding the best collaborative suite platform for your company and condense your work files, documents, etc. into one storage area that everyone (with permission) can easily access. Here are some of the main reasons we were swayed into using Gmail within our company. Pros Gmail’s free secure webmail platform, offers up to 15 GB of storage for personal use, with the option available to purchase more storage (cloud and Google Drive) on an as needed basis. Gmail’s platform can be customized to a certain extend but generally keeps things clean and simple. Its search features save you from having to manually scroll and read past emails to locate the one you want; you can also set up personalized keyboard shortcuts to speed up the processes as well. You can also organize emails via labels, this feature acts much like a file finder, in which you can create categorized folders to nest specific emails under and easily reference them/easy retrieval. Time is of the essence in the business world, so the option to save emails, pre-written templates, and import contacts directly into the platform is great for accelerating email responses and keeping our clients from losing interest. The definitive feature of G Suite Office Suite is the set of team collaborative tools available to you for sharing/file storage, creating forms (registration, survey, etc.), Excel, Word documents, and PPT with the option to collaborate in real-time. G-Suite also includes video and conference calling, in which you can invite anyone to join by setting up a Google calendar invite.

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Ian Mayman

The ultimate in email search and storage

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-24
Review Source: GetApp

The best thing about Gmail without a doubt is, unfortunately, the least known. Google is well known as a search engine, but few seem to realise that search technology is applicable to email if they use Gmail. Of particular value is the ability to tailor the search to find just what you're looking for, such as an email from a person with a certain name who sent a picture between date X and date Y. Additionally are labels. Why file emails in folders - put instead Gmail labels them and multiple labels can be applied, it's like having an email in multiple folders at the same time, this also allows for greater filtering to identifying specific emails. Finally, there is the email storage. Personally, I delete emails every day unless it's related to work, income, or expenses; the result of this is that my Gmail account that I've had since 2011 has only used 5% of storage, I doubt I'll ever use up all the space as it keeps growing! Also noteworthy are features such as the ability to marks email as starred and/or as important plus links to quick get to those emails. a recent addition is the ability to snooze or defer emails to a later time more suitable or appropriate for reading the email rather than filling up your inbox. Finally Gmail, works seemlessly with every third-party email application I've used, all you need is your address and password to connect, jargon such as mailservers and SMTPs are entered automatically behind the scenes, this makes Gmail via third-party apps very user-friendly. Of course, as it's a Google product, a Gmail account means you also can login to other Google products such as YouTube.

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Nathan Sichilongo

I swear by Gmail.... Its the best web based email service

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-15
Review Source: GetApp

Gmail has been my go to email app for more than 7 years. In no particular order, here are the things that are great about Gmail Its easy to use and intuitive, it takes a few mins to get used to the interface, but it is user friendly from day one. The ability to multi task and have your inbox open while you compose an email helps a lot. The auto save drafts feature has saved me many a time when I lost connectivity. Also you can compose several emails and minimize them as drafts while you have your inbox in the background and come back to them later if you wish to. Gmail is non intrusive and doesn't display ads like it did years ago. I like the fact that I can log in and view all my emails without any distractions or upgrade popups. Attaching files is simple and straightforward. Also seeing previews of attachments within emails is a neat trick and I use it almost every day. Gmail is a great free email service for anyone who wants to get the best web based email experience out there.

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Madhu Sharma

The best email service

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-09-10
Review Source: GetApp

Gmail has so many useful tools. I can't imagine living without it. 1) Excellent search Gmail is really good at searching through messages. Granted it can take a few attempts, but you can nearly always find the message you are looking for. Other email services don't even come close to providing such good search results. 2) Forward to any email address Gmail has a built in forwarding option allowing you to forward messages from your gmail address to any other provider. A lot of other web based email services (such as Yahoo and Aol) don't offer this. 3) Manage multiple email addresses You can connect upto 5 email addresses from other providers. So you can use your Gmail to manage multiple addresses 4) Tags Gmail does away with files and folders and allows you to tag messages which makes them much easier to find them later. 5) Automated filters Gmail has an excellent filter which can perform automated actions on messages such as forwarding them to another address or tagging them. 6) Undo send Sent a message by mistake? Just tap the undo button bring it back 7) Never forget an attachment If the text of your message mentions that you are including an attachment, Gmail will display an alert if you forget to attach it before sending it. 8) Inbox by Gmail Inbox is a new interface for power users. It makes it very easy to sort through multiple messages.

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Gmail pricing

Pricing options
Free
Free trial
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Every Gmail account includes 15GB of free storage

Gmail features

API
Instant Messaging

Activity Dashboard (55 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (46 other apps)
CRM Integration (57 other apps)
Call Monitoring (51 other apps)
Call Recording (75 other apps)
Call Reporting (48 other apps)
Call Routing (56 other apps)
Call Transfer (56 other apps)
Caller ID (54 other apps)
Chat (69 other apps)
Conferencing (65 other apps)
Live / Video Conferencing (46 other apps)
Monitoring (48 other apps)
Receiving (51 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (49 other apps)
SMS Integration (45 other apps)
Third Party Integration (69 other apps)
Voice Mail (48 other apps)

Additional information for Gmail

Key features of Gmail

  • View attachments instantly
  • 15GB storage
  • Custom inbox themes
  • Mobile apps
  • Get custom email @yourcompany.com
  • 24/7 support
  • Labeling
  • Inbox management
  • Email templates
  • Collaboration tools
  • Email invitations & reminders
  • Instant messaging with Hangouts
  • Priority Inbox
  • Email filtering & labeling
  • Multiple inboxes in one view
  • Vacation responders
  • Task tracking
  • Calendar sync with Google
  • To-do list
  • Video meetings for up to 15 people via Hangouts
  • Deadline tracking
  • Contact management
  • Shared contacts
  • Google-powered search functionality
  • Rest API
  • Email archiving
  • Spam filter
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Benefits

Choose a professional looking custom email - e.g. joe@yourcompanyname.com - for your company and team members to use.

Host video meetings with up to 15 participants, straight from your Gmail inbox, with Hangouts.

Access your email account on Android, iPhone, and Blackberry devices, via native mobile apps or the Gmail mobile web app.

Automatically sort and label incoming emails with Gmail's color-coded inbox filters, similar to 'folders' in old email programs, but emails can have multiple labels applied.

Recall or 'unsend' emails for a short period of time after you've clicked "send".