Saturday, August 22, 2009

Google Yahoo or Bing: Apps

Google Yahoo and Bing fight for the top three spots for search engines. Apps are very important features for many users. Each of these three giants have focused differently on the subject at hand…apps.

Google, Yahoo, and Bing are the three most used search engines on the internet. Each one has apps which we use to make our (online) life more enjoyable and more productive. The apps which we enjoy so much are developed in order to appease the appetites of the internet world for more techno-advancements.

Google, Yahoo, and Bing all use their apps to attract new users in order to garner higher usage, thus getting higher ranking and pay for their services and goods. Let’s take a look at some of the individual apps that Google, Yahoo, and Bing have in their portfolios.

Google’s apps are very useful, indeed. For starters, Google calendars is a great way to keep track of the events in your life. You can also use the calendar to update your friends as to what is going on in your life.

This is can be very beneficial for someone who is on the go! When people have a difficult time following what you are up to in your busy world, they can receive updates via the web! You won’t have to answer so many questions like, “where have you been?” A simple, bur rewarding feature to Google’s apps list.

Yahoo has an app called Daily activities planner, which is similar to Google’s calendar, yet more customizable as it has many templates one can use to make their daily grind more enjoyable to update. Bing’s apps are pretty much limited as of yet. I believe this an attempt to streamline in order to produce a more useful search engine.

Cutting the fat may have allowed for more focus on the search engine’s capabilities for search. Of course MSN has apps as well, but this is a discussion of the top three search engines apps, so we’ll stick with the discussion.

Next up is email platforms.Google’s email platform is used by more advertisers (spammers) because it seems to get passed the spam guards more easily. It also seems that there are more options for those with slow connections or weak computers. One can load only in basic HTML if the connection seems to have trouble loading.

This is great for someone such as myself with lack of computing power. Yahoo’s mail services, both plus and classic seem to load very slowly and take quite a bit of resources for the slow computer.Multitasking can be a pain while trying to utilize Yahoo mail at the same time.

The features offered are well put together, though. It is a more navigable environment than Gmail once inside. Bing uses Windows live or hotmail as their platform for email service. There are several extensions which makes this engine a great place to setup throwaway accounts and I for one just found passwords for a mail account that I have not opened for at least four years.

There were over 8, 500 emails in the inbox, but the account was still functioning! I was amazed. I guess reliability is not a problem with Microsoft’s email platform.