Why Spike is the top Outlook alternative

Comparing Outlook and Spike is like comparing a skateboard to a race car. Spike combines everything needed to get your work done. Chat, email, meet and collaborate without wasting time bouncing around from app to app.
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Spike vs. Outlook

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Integrated Video
Super Search
Automatic Read Indicators
Group Chats
Collaborative Notes
Seamless Experience for Desktop and Mobile
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With Spike you get so much MORE.

  • Conversational Email
  • Fast as Chat with a Professional Experience
  • Group Chats for Project Management
  • Real Time Awareness
  • Integrated Video and Audio Calls
  • Priority Inbox
  • 1-click Unsubscribe
  • Integrated File Sharing
  • Easy to Use

Spike Features

  • Conversational Email

    Increase responsiveness, and clarity by turning email into chat, and making email communication as simple as messaging.

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  • Groups & Channels

    Create Groups for teams or any project— plan, discuss and execute together in real-time. Easily access all shared files from the Group’s profile.

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  • Notes & Docs

    Easily manage projects, tasks and to-do’s. Your Notes sync across all devices so you can access them from anywhere at any time.

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Spike email vs outlook email

Outlook has been a favorite for business email users for 20+ years. It’s tightly integrated into Microsoft’s email system, so it was common to find it on every PC in every office building. Over the years, people’s needs for email have evolved. The traditional email client hasn’t evolved to meet the needs of businesses and consumers alike.

Spike is a revolutionary new email system that builds on top of email to add features that take your email experience to the next level. It uses a chat-like experience on top of your email account (Google, Yahoo, iCloud, etc) to speed up your email experience. Along with a chat experience, Spike adds productivity tools like notes, tasks, video calls, and much more.

Outlook vs Spike – Interface

The traditional inbox style of sent, and folder management doesn’t scale to the volume of email people get today. Instead of 10 emails per day, it’s likely 100s if not 1000s. Spike’s interface is a modern rethinking of how email should look. Instead of separate email messages cluttering your inbox, Spike turns it nto a conversation view that looks like a messenger app.

Where Outlook treats every message with the same importance, Spike gives the ability to focus on the important messages with Priority Inbox. Spike prioritizes your most important mail, so you can get on with more interesting things without distractions. With Outlook, an email from your boss, kid’s teacher, and a shopping newsletter all have the same importance. In Spike, your critical emails remain front and center.

Spike vs Outlook – Multiple Inboxes and Calendars

Are you tired of using separate email apps for work and personal email accounts? Spike lets you create a unified inbox and a unified calendar to create a powerful email experience. Everything in your life will be right at your fingertips that can be used with Spike’s Super Search that can find emails, notes, files, and more.

If you want to create a combined calendar with work, personal, and other freelance jobs? Spike works with everything – including iCloud. Outlook only works with Microsoft and Gmail accounts, so it’ll be limited on combining everything.

Spike vs Outlook – Email Management

Spike’s way of handling email is built for the modern era. Outlook is stuck in the 90s with legacy folder filing systems, traditional inboxes, and more slow processes. Spike’s Priority Inbox will be an instant upgrade to your email management. Regardless of your profession, you deal with tons of email every day. Spike lets you stop wasting your time sorting junk and enjoy a simple, organized Inbox that only has the important items.

Using Spike’s Priority Inbox, unimportant emails are moved to an ‘Other’ feed. You’ll have instant access to all those newsletters and distracting messages that you simply don’t have time to deal with when you’re in the zone on processing the important items.

Spike vs Outlook – Support

Do you need help with Spike? Send us a message to chat@spikenow.com. Our friendly experts are ready to help you unlock the full powers of Spike. There’s no complicated forms to fill out to reach a human being. Spike believes in helping you first (with a human) instead of forcing you to read through help documents.

With Outlook, you’ll have to dig through a mountain of support documents in order to fill out a contact form. Here’s an experiment for you, send a support request to both Spike and Outlook at the same time – note who gets back to you fastest. Even with advanced technology, Spike puts the human element into support.

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Wrap Up: Spike vs Outlook

As you can see, the choice is clear. When considering Spike vs Outlook, the only reason you’d choose Outlook is if you wanted to enjoy retro technology from the 1990s. Spike is an email app build for the modern way we communicate with each other – at home, at work, and everything in between.

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