Is Thunderbird better than Outlook? – Outlook vs. Thunderbird
If you’re using Outlook and becoming bored or having email issues, you may have thought of jumping ship. What can you use? Another solid desktop software for email is Thunderbird. Surely, you can scrap all software and just use Gmail, Yahoo, or another web-interface email. Less is more, yah?
Is Thunderbird better than Outlook?
So, let’s investigate Thunderbird a little deeper here. Thunderbird is an open source email client from Mozilla. What’s that mean? It’s free!
So, what’s the catch?
Thunderbird certainly acts like Outlook with email, folders, its auto-complete addresses you enter, and multiple email account entries. But, and it’s a big but…Thunderbird does not have a calendar or task list. Deal breaker you say? Yeah, the calendar one gets me too. Well, that’s not the end of the line. You can install extensions, such as a Lightning calendar which acts like iCal.
One feature is has that Outlook does not is its ability to chat directly from Thunderbird with users on Facebook Chat, Google Talk, and Twitter.
Overall, Outlook is still the way to go if you need your Calendar and Task list. Nothing replaces those. Plus, if you have an Exchange Server for your office and require security, Outlook is more of a seamless connection. Calendar invites work flawlessly. On the flip side, if you’re looking to save a few bucks and an easy setup, try out the free Thunderbird. Me? I’m sticking with Outlook.