MX and VLC are the two media players with rich video tools. An Indian based company is behind MX Player, while we all know VLC Media Player. How do both stand against each other in 2019? Let’s find out in VLC vs MX Player comparison.
The revolution of smartphones has not only made it easier for people to communicate and use the internet, but it has also made it simpler for people to digitise documents. Unlike before, when you needed a computer to scan your documents and save them in digital form, you can now do that in the comfort of your home using your phone. Continue reading “Tiny Scanner vs CamScanner – The Ultimate Choice in 2019?”
The debate between Photoshop Express vs Lightroom has been going on for about the past decade, as this is how old Lightroom is. For digital photographers, both offer great features, function, and online tools for editing. But, you want to know whether to invest in Photoshop Express or Lightroom, based upon your photography needs. Let’s delve into each program. Continue reading “Photoshop Express vs Lightroom Mobile: Which One is For You in 2019?”
The article covers Snaptube vs TubeMate. Two video downloaders that are dominating the world. Both are great and support many websites, but which one would be the best? We’ll be covering all the essential features and do a download test to see which one is faster. This is a complete battle of Snaptube vs TubeMate. Continue reading “Snaptube vs TubeMate – The Best Video Downloader in 2019”
Facebook and Facebook Lite are two different apps with the same functionalities. Why there are two separate apps? What’s the real difference between Facebook and Facebook Lite. Well, nine features are missing in the Facebook Lite app. Other than that, there is a difference in interface and installation storage. To fully understand both, we are going to enclose Facebook vs Facebook Lite in this article. We will also cover which is for you.
We have many apps to stay organised, finish tasks before the deadline, help others in their tasks, shop without forgetting stuff etc. With the help of note-taking apps, everything looks so simple, but is the service you are using enough for you? There are many apps out there for iPhone and for Android, but the best ones stay on the top. The article covers the two note-taking applications Evernote and OneNote. Which one is the best? Let’s find out in Evernote vs OneNote 2019 battle.
The comparison is divided into two major rounds (Desktop and Mobile). Those two major rounds split into sub-rounds. Most of the rounds contain one point. After all the rounds we will see if it’s Evernote or Microsoft OneNote.
The desktop comparison of Evernote vs OneNote will be quick as the core functionalities of both on each platform are the same.
Both support multiple platforms, but the major functionalities are mostly the same. The desktop Evernote app is available on Microsoft Store, and it’s is easy to use. Search is the strength of the app. You can search for notes, and it also searches for the text within the notes. To make searching more easier, you can add tags to each note. On the left, we have the notebooks, shortcuts, tags, trash, shared options. Next to the menu, we have notes and search notes options. Evernote comes with a powerful text menu where you can select fonts, font size, colour, bold, and all the basic tools. We get all the tools which a typical desktop app gets. The features of the Evernote desktop app are below.
- You can print notes.
- Evernote lets you send notes in an email.
- You can add hyperlinks to text.
- Duplicate notes option is there.
Adopting Office tools, OneNote is a strong note making software available for desktop as well as online. On the left we have notebooks, and after that we have sections and then notes. The software comes with text tools including fonts, size, bold, underline, headings and all necessary tools. You can insert tables, files, pictures, online videos, links, audio from the insert menu. After the insert menu, we have the draw menu. The draw menu comes with pens, highlighters, shapes, ink shapes, undo, redo etc. We can share notes and read notifications. The search feature does the same thing as it does in Evernote.
OneNote assistant is another feature to look for because you can search for the thing you want, and the assistant does that for you. For example, type “add a table” and the assistant will open the table menu for you to select the rows and columns. OneNote looks prettier than Evernote on the desktop with its purple and white theme. Other features of OneNote desktop.
- You can add hyperlinks to the text.
- Draw on the page.
- Translate the text on a page.
- Add a sub-page in a page.
- Pin the page to the start menu.
- OneNote web is available if you don’t want to install the app.
Winner: A tough decision to make here. With lots of tools available for free, you don’t want to favour any service. OneNote comes with great tools and a web-based version. Score: Evernote: 0 and OneNote: 1.
The storage both apps take is different, and it is essential to cover the difference. On Android, OneNote occupies 183 MB of storage while Evernote occupies 88.7 MB of storage. On the iPhone, OneNote takes 211 MB of storage, which is more than OneNote Android version. Evernote, on the other hand, takes 126 MB of storage of the iPhone.
Winner: The round goes to Evernote because it occupies less storage than OneNote. Score: Evernote: 1 and OneNote: 1.
Well, OneNote has the power of Office, and after creating your free account, you can upload up to 5GB of content on OneDrive. The free of Evernote gives you access to 60MB per month. You can’t upload over that limit. The paid plan gives you more storage.
Winner: These days, we have phones with over 500 GB storage. Drive storage is more important because we want everything on multiple devices. Score: Evernote: 1 and OneNote: 2.
Check out: Google Keep vs OneNote.
How both work
Using Evernote is easy. All the notes are on the screen when you open the app. There is a search button on the top with the menu to select notes, add notes to the home screen, sort notes, notes options, syncing, and settings. Taping on the + button opens notes menu, while to add a text note, tap on the + button two times. In the left menu, we have account details, notebooks, shared notes, photos, chat, trash menu, themes, options, settings, and explore Evernote. Evernote has a dark theme which looks cool.
OneNote, the other hand, is a little bit different. With OneNote, you get notebooks, sections and pages. In notebook you find sections, and in sections you find pages. When you open the app, notebooks are there. The search button is on the bottom with options to add sticky notes. Taping on the + button adds notebooks and same with sections and pages. On the top, we have options menu including sync all, badge, settings, feedback.
Winner: There is no comparison on how both work, but let’s give each one a point. Score: Evernote: 2 and OneNote: 3.
The most important section in Evernote vs OneNote mobile comparison is tools and freedom to add stuff to the notes. On mobile, Evernote supports text, images, audio, camera, photos, attachments, reminders, and handwriting. As you go, the note size keeps getting bigger. The intelligent camera is something to note because it can help you take photos of business cards, documents, and whiteboards. The camera adopts the power of AI to crop the photo and only save the important part.
You can add all the notes types on a single note. Evernote adds everything on the same page, but everything is in a separate component. Another notable feature of Evernote is templates. Unlike OneNote, you can start with any of the pre-made templates.
Moving to OneNote, you can add text, images, voice recording, checkboxes, attach files, and draw. A noticeable feature of OneNote is adding everything in the same space. You can draw on text, images, recording or add text on the drawing. OneNote also adds all the things you put on the single page and as you keep adding stuff. Another tool is the OneNote badge which adds a circle on the screen as we see with Messenger.
Let’s talk about pricing. Evernote comes in two plans. The free one is called Basic, and the paid one is called premium. The image compares the prices for Evernote. In the basic version, the features are:
- Connect your account to two devices.
- You can upload 60 MB of notes each month.
- Maximum note size is 25 MB.
- You get general support.
- Evernote Premium comes with more templates.
In the paid version we get more features:
- You can connect unlimited devices with Evernote Premium plan.
- Evernote lets you upload 10 GB storage every month.
- You can write up to 200 MB of notes.
- Notes are available even you are offline.
- You can search in Docs and PDFs.
- With Evernote Premium, you get enhanced support.
The price for the premium is $9.99/month on the monthly plan, while $7.50/month on an annual contract. There used to a middle plan called Evernote Plus, perfect for students and people who are not into making notes but want to be ready all the time, but that one is no longer available.
OneNote is a free note-taking app. It lets you do everything for free. You also get OneDrive storage when you sign up, and there is no uploading and note size limit. You can also connect to as many devices as you want. OneNote lets you save notes on OneDrive so you can access them anywhere. You can also purchase the extra storage on OneDrive, but there is no cost of using OneNote.
Winner: Free stuff is the best stuff. Both apps are available for free so let’s tie this round. Score: Evernote: 4 and OneNote: 4.
Check out: Microsoft Launcher Review.
Other features comparison
Some of the handy features are essential to cover in Evernote vs OneNote because those prove what companies have improved in their services to attract new users.
- Dark theme is available for free.
- Reminders to remind you of tasks.
- Add-note notification is visible all the time (you can disable that feature).
- OneNote badge is available, which helps you make notes anytime easily.
- Completely free. Get all the features for free with OneNote.
- You can add sticky notes easily.
Evernote vs OneNote video comparison
Here is a quick video comparing both on a mobile phone. The video covers the essential features and helps in clearing your mind by presenting the comparison visually.
Which one do you need?
If you want to stay up to date with new tools, then Evernote is your place, while if you want the ease of use and free tools, then Microsoft OneNote is a perfect choice.
Here is the final score of the comparison Evernote: 4 and OneNote: 4. Oh, well! Both got the same points. Being prepared for instant moments is essential. It’s always good practice to see which one is better before starting a new service. I hope the article Evernote vs OneNote helped. Which one do you use for notes? Share your experience with everyone visiting, and let me know if I’m missing anything so, I can improve this article.
Image information: The images used in this comparison are the icons and screenshots. These are the company’s properties. Last edited by Madhsudhan on 15/Oct/2019.
Comparison of Google Keep and Evernote is one of the terms over a thousand people look for every month. Google Keep available on multiple platforms is one of the easiest ways to make a note, while Evernote is advanced and tools to take your notes on a high level. The article covers the ultimate fight of Google Keep vs Evernote.
Google Keep and Evernote are available on multiple platforms, but the major division works between the desktop and the mobile.
Both have the same motto, and both do a good job. With Google Keep, we can make notes, checklists, record audio, draw, and add an image. Google Keep was initially released in 2013, and Evernote was released in 2008 on the web.
Google Keep is available on the desktop as a web-based version, for Chrome, iOS, and Android. Evernote is available as a web-based version, a desktop app, extensions for browsers, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.
The notes you add are saved on the drive and you get 15GB of storage online with your Google account. Evernote gives nothing to a little storage. You can upload 60MB worth of notes every month.
Google Keep vs Evernote – Web
Both are available as a web client where you can instantly create, edit, and delete notes. Evernote web has almost all account-related features including devices, notebooks, shares and other account details. Keep, on the other hand, comes with the basic interface and account settings.
Google Keep is entirely free, and anyone can access their notes on any device. You can draw as well as type, but the service keeps both separately. Keep is powered by Google’s search, and it finds the text in the notes to give you the prominent results. You can add reminders and add users to work.
Moving to the features, Evernote also comes as a desktop application for free. The second feature is the templates. You can start making notes with the help of templates including planning, budget, meeting, gift tracker etc. templates available for free. Evernote can make all types of notes which Keep supports, and it can do a bit more than Keep.
Intelligent search is also something to consider as it searches in the notes to give you what you want. You can print notes, make reminders, add users to contribute, send notes in an email, add hyperlinks to the text, duplicate notes in Evernote with one tap.
Round 01 results: Google Keep is a tool making it easier for everyone to write and share on-the-go, but on the ladder, it doesn’t go high as Evernote. Both come with free features, but being a full-time note-making and improving the company, Evernote has done a pretty impressive job. The winner for this round is Evernote.
Google Keep vs Evernote – Mobile
In Google Keep vs Evernote, mobile covers the major section. On the left hand, we have Google Keep. When you open the app, you see the notes. The search bar is on the top with account information and view settings. To add a note, we tap on the bottom. On the bottom right, we have options to add other kinds of notes. On the top left, we have the settings menu where you can find reminders, labels, archives, deleted notes, and other settings. To delete a note simply hold and find the option on the top right.
In Evernote, the search and filter view buttons on the top right with the upgrade option. You see all the notes when you open the app. You also have an option to add more notebooks. On the bottom right, you can add notes. Touching the button lists the types of notes you can make. On the top left, there is a settings option where you’ll be able to see the account details along with plan info, notebooks, share, chat, themes, and other options. To multi-select the note you can hold on a note and then select as many as you want. The delete and archive options are on the top.
Check out: Evernote vs OneNote.
Keep only occupies 28.35MB of size against Evernote which occupies 74.13MB of storage on Android. On iOS, Google Keep takes 94.9MB of space while Evernote takes 130.5 MB of storage, and again, the first one got the point.
Score so far: Keep: 01. Evernote: 0.
This section has nothing to with Google Keep. The above image shows the Evernote plans. The free one is called basic, while the premium one is for $9.9/m on a monthly plan and $7.5/m on a yearly plan. You get features including unlimited devices, extra upload limit, increased note size, offline mode, search in PDFs and docs, and enhanced support in the premium plan.
Keep vs Evernote all features comparison
Here is the list of both services benefits with added points.
- You can work on as many devices as you want. Keep: 02.
- 15GB of free storage. keep: 03.
- Add templates to the notes. Evernote: 01.
- Chat with collaborates in Evernote. Evernote 02:
- You can add links to the text in Evernote. Evernote: 03.
- Change the colour of the note in Keep. Keep: 04.
- Evernote comes with an intelligent camera which scans the business cards quickly. Evernote: 04.
- Both come with an intelligent search. Tie.
- Evernote supports more note types including audio, attachment, and others. Evernote: 05.
- Both have a dark theme option. Tie.
- Add notebooks. Evernote 06.
- Available on many devices than Keep. Evernote 07.
Evernote won the desktop battle with 1 point, while it also won the mobile phone battle leaving Keep behind. Final mobile results are Google Keep: 04 and Evernote: 07. The winner of this battle is Evernote. Keep needs new features to come back and tackle, but for now, we can close this battle.
There are over 8.9 billion unique mobile connections in the world. Yes! You read that right. With that many mobile phones, we can imagine how it would be being the ultimate note-taking app. The end of Google Keep vs Evernote is here. I hope you found the article helpful. Please share, comment, and advise if anything is missing from this post.
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Ladies and gentlemen, here is the ultimate comparison of Sygic vs Waze. Both are great tools and have been here for a long time now. Sygic is a paid service while Waze is completely free. What are we going to cover? Well, the list is down below. Sygic and Waze are two fantastic services, and a fun fact is both projects started in 2004, and Sygic was the first app on iOS to provide mobile navigation. Let’s see which one is our final choice in Sygic vs Waze comparison.
Table of contents
- YouTube video covering Sygic vs Waze on the road.
- Online navigation.
- Offline navigation.
- Safety and security.
- Unique features.
- Issues with both apps.
- Which one is better where.
- In conclusion.
Collecting data from over 400 million vehicles around the globe, Sygic updates the data every 2 minutes. Michal Štencl found the company in 2004. Since then it provides navigation to millions of users.
Before we move on, let’s check the latest video in the comparison. I have recorded the above video to show Sygic vs Waze comparison. The video covers both apps on the road and what features they have.
Nothing special when you open the apps. Both use light colours. After putting an address both show an overview of the trip. Sygic shows alternative routes and if you prefer you can tap on the route to change. 3D interface is something to look for in Sygic. Waze has a few options including music, sound and search options on the screen.
Sygic is available for private cars, walking, and rideshare, while Waze is available for private cars, cyclists, and it has an option to enable taxi mode. Both use GPS to find the vehicle’s speed which is reasonably accurate on both. Sygic shows the essential notifications, petrol stations, and parking spots on the left while Waze does not show anything like that. The blue bar on the bottom in Sygic is the progress bar. It shows the trip’s progress, and if there is any traffic delay, you will see the red bar instead of blue. On the bottom, we have the tip’s information. You can tap on the button on the right to see more options. Waze has a search bar where you can search while you can also talk to Waze by saying “OK Waze”.
The three little dots in Sygic contain lots of tools. You can preview the trip, search, see directions, update traffic information, and change the settings.
Sygic updates the traffic very often, and it collects the data from over 400 million cars around the world. Waze relies on the users to update the traffic information.
Voice is also part of Sygic vs Waze comparison. Sygic comes with a few languages including English and Italiano. Waze comes with a wide range of voice options including English, Italiano, Polski, Deutsch etc. You can also record your voice and use for the navigation. Although, a problem I must mention with Waze is, it sometimes guides when we are too close to the intersection making us take the next intersection.
Check out: Waze vs Google Maps 2019.
Sygic has an option to purchase the map for different regions. Sygic is a paid service, and after the trial period, you will have to pay to use their services. Waze on the other hand, does not come with any offline options. You will have to be connected to navigate.
Security and Safety
Safety would be one of the most important section of Sygic vs Waze. Both use some security tools to keep you out of danger. The SOS feature comes in Sygic which shows you the location with your current address, coordinates, nearest police, pharmacy, hospital, and the petrol station. You can also call on the emergency number by taping on Emergency Call. Moving to Waze, it does not allow you to search for anything while the vehicle is in motion. Also, it uses the information given by drivers. Drivers can report traffic, police, crash, fuel prices etc. As you report you to get some points which help you build your reputation and the more points you have, the faster your report will be updated.
Check out: Sygic vs Google Maps 2019.
Each app has some unique features, and we will be covering each in this Sygic vs Waze comparison.
- It shows a small window suggesting which lane should you use to drive the car.
- Sygic updates the route if there is a fast route available.
- It shows your car’s speed and the speed zone. It also beeps when you exceed the limit, or a speed trap is ahead.
- When moving to a different speed zone, Sygic displays the new speed on the screen.
- Need parking? Sygic will show you the nearest parking when you are close to the destination.
- Need more features? Check out Sygic Store. The tools including real-time navigation, dash cam, head up display, cockpit, travel book, maps etc.
- Download maps for your region.
- You can preview the route in the options.
- You can see the nearest Uber or similar rideshare driver and book a car (region limited).
- Get real-time traffic, hazards, police, crash reports from drivers.
- Waze is completely free.
- For your safety, you can’t search for anything when the speed is above 2.
- You can use Waze for cycling or use if for taxi stuff, and Waze will give you the best routes.
- You can play your songs with one tap if you have music apps installed.
- Waze shows your car’s speed and speed zone.
Problem with Both
Let’s see some of the issues with both the apps.
- Sygic is a paid service.
- Map updates will not be very often.
- Sometimes, it forgets to inform you about the speed traps.
- Being a public app it can easily be manipulated and fake data can be uploaded.
Which one is better where?
Alright, the answer to this question is complicated. The Sygic vs Waze has covered almost the features both come with. Check out the below list:
- If you want a rich and smooth experience, then Sygic is there.
- If you want free stuff, then Waze is your go.
- Looking for cycle routes? Waze.
- Looking to drive a taxi or rideshare? Waze is there.
- Are you a new driver? Or moving to a new place? Sygic is there to guide you about the lanes, parking, and petrol station.
Here is the end of Sygic vs Waze journey. I hope it helped you find the perfect navigation app for you. Let me know what do you think, and which one do you use? Also, please let me know if any of the information is missing so, I can update the article. Images are owned by the respective companies. Last updated by Madhsudhan Madhsudhan on 26th of April 2019.
The article covers i88 TWS review, features, and comparison with the original ones. When we talk about earphones, we talk about AirPods, but if you get the same thing for $20, then you would say, “awesome! I want that.” Well, there are plenty of earphones out there, but I’m talking about the i88 TWS which is the same size as the original and sound quality is better than AirPods. Let’s review i88 TWS and see what features are available.
What is i88 TWS
Alright, to understand i88, we must know the previous models. i88 TWS is a new model to town. Other series including i7, i8, i9, i10, i12 are already there. Before i88, i10 which costs about $30 was dominating the market. i88 TWS has only been here a few months and has taken away the i10 dominance. i88 has a similar sound quality, and it is just $20, and hopefully, by the time it will get cheaper.
Check out: Google Play Music vs Spotify.
i88 TWS features
Let’s cover i88 features in i88 TWS review. i88 is available in a few colours including white, black, blue, red etc. The size is the same as the original ones, and when you put them in the ear, no one would be able to say that these are the duplicate ones. The case of colours ones feels different than the white i88 case. The white case material feels the same as the AirPods, while on colour ones it feels more greasy.
i88 TWS dimensions
i88 TWS does not differ from Apple AirPods regarding the size. i88’s case dimensions are 42 x 53 mm while AirPods’s case size is 44 x 53 mm. The bud of i88 TWS is 40 x 16 mm while the AirPods’s buds size is the same.
The case has fours green LED charging indicator lights. Each for 25% of charging. Unlike other model series i7, i9, and i11 they start working as soon as you open the case. They connect to each other automatically, but for some reason, if you can’t connect then tap on the touch sensor to connect them. The LED light on the buds itself flashes when the buds aren’t connected. Moving to battery life, they come with two hours of talk time and two hours of music time. The battery could be improved, but if you are not a big fan and want to show to the world, then these are perfect.
i88 TWS vs Apple AirPods comparison
Regarding the sound quality, there was something new. I have seen some people saying that i88 isn’t that good, but I felt something different. i88 TWS has bass which everyone would like, also the sound was louder on the maximum as compared to AirPods. The missing thing was naturality as i88 felt not the kind of buds which can provide the natural sound of a song. Let’s take a look at 11 seconds video showing i88 and original AirPods sound quality.
Personally, I think i88 are better than the AirPods regarding the sound and base. Moving on, AirPods come with touch sensor buttons in which you can pause or resume music, attend or decline calls, and talk to Siri/Google Assistant. Meanwhile, i88 TWS comes with the same touch sensor buttons with the capability of doing the same things as the AirPods expect it won’t pause when you remove the buds from your ear. Comparing with AirPods 2, i88 TWS does not come with wireless charging capability. The case supports MicroSD cable and comes with the able and a manual in the box.
Comparison with i10 TWS
In this i88 TWS review, I wanted to add some information about the comparison between i88 TWS and i10 TWS. Have a look at the below infographic. i10 TWS is better because of its sound quality. They are almost the same as AirPods. The price, of course, makes the difference and the battery capacity as well.
If you are a fan of wireless charging then you should go with i10. Otherwise, i88 TWS is the way to go. Both use 5.0 Bluetooth technology and i88 TWS comes with Video Synchronisation.
Check out: i10 review, features, and comparisons.
i88 TWS specifications
We must cover the technical specifications in this i88 TWS review.
- i88 buds the same size as i10s and original AirPods.
- They come with 2.5 hours of talk and music time.
- 400mAh of the battery capacity of the case.
- Speakers are made of copper.
Where to buy?
These days, there are duplicates of duplicate so, you got to make sure that you are purchasing the right item. You can buy from YouLad or AliExpress.
i88 TWS review video
Let’s take a look at the below video showing the full review of i88 TWS, its features, and comparison with the original AirPods.
Here is the end of i88 TWS Review and comparison with the top competitors in the market. I hope the article helped you choose the right earphones for your ears. Let me know what do you think of i88 in the comments below so we can discuss more. Did I miss any of the information? Please let me know so I can improve this article. Last modified by Madhsudhan on 16th of July 2019.
Love listening to music? Many services provide free music. If you are looking for a luxurious ride, you would think about Google Play Music, Spotify, or Apple Music. Over 10 thousand people search for Google Play Music vs Spotify just on Google and people should be looking for the comparison because they are about to spend money.
Google Play Music and Spotify are old enough for a battle and looking that, in this article, I’ll be focusing on the comparison of Google Play Music and Spotify. We will see all the same and the unique features of both the platforms and compare both apps on an Android device.
Google Play Music vs Spotify
Table of contents
Google Play Music is an online audio streaming service by Google. The services started in November 2011. Currently, Google Play Music is home to over 40 million songs and is available in 63 countries in which the United Kingdom was among the first countries to get the service.
For the past five years, Spotify has consistently been a hot search term as compared to Google Play Music because of a number of the facts including Spotify is older than Google Play Music and available in more countries than Google Play Music.
|Platform||Google Play Music||Spotify|
With the rise of the mobile phone, other devices have not vanished. Platforms are one of the sections of Google Play Music vs Spotify. Google Play Music is available on iOS, Android as an app while on Windows and macOS accessible on the web browser. Spotify is available on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows, and macOS.
Check out: Top 10 must-have Android Apps in 2019.
Number of Songs
Both platforms support over 40 million songs as of Feb 2019.
|App||Number of songs|
|Spotify||Over 40 million|
|Google Play Music||Over 40 million|
Android & iOS app
Cutting to the chase, we are not going to cover every little detail in this Google Play Music vs Spotify because the mission for the both is the same. Let’s see some of the unique features both apps provide.
Google Play Music
The app comes with a sleep timer available in the settings. You can activate the timer to turn off the app. You can detect what song is playing by tapping on the search button and taping on the first option. It identifies the song currently playing and shows you on the screen. The problem with this feature is it does not start when you tap. It shows you the message “Could not identify what’s playing. Try again”. You have to touch on that music icon to identify.
Another feature is the Top Chart which is available in the left menu. The window shows the top 100 songs around the globe. Google Play Music allows you to upload 100,000 songs and play them on any of the supported devices. Other than that, we have stations where we can select the music on mood and activity like driving and dancing etc. The search window is filled with details. It shows the artists, albums, radios, playlists, songs and YouTube video songs related to the searched song.
This app also comes with some of the unique features. The first one is lyrics by Genius visible below the song as you play. The panel is not just for lyrics; it shows the facts and story behind the song. It’s not available for all the songs, but you can expect for most of the songs. You can add songs to the queue by tapping on add queue in the menu. The queue is a temporary playlist you can enjoy.
Another feature is called share activity available in the settings. If you are an artist, then you can share the music you listen with your followers to increase fan following. Also, an option for a private session is available when you want to listen in private. If you use Waze then you can connect Spotify to play music instantly while navigating. My Library screen shows all your playlists, artists and downloaded songs. You can also find podcasts in the podcasts menu.
Check out: Google Keep vs OneNote.
Free vs Premium
Moving on to the next chapter in Google Play Music vs Spotify, we have free vs premium features. Both services in some way allow free content. Google Play Music lets you upload your songs and listen to them on other devices. The limit is 100,000 songs per account.
Meanwhile, Spotify lets you only shuffle play the songs. You can search for a song and shuffle play, and it’s the luck when it’s time for your song. You will also experience audio ads on Spotify.
The pricing for both is the same. For US$9.99/month you can enjoy the music for free on any of the supported devices. The family plan price is also the same at US$14.99/month. Up to six users can enjoy free music. Spotify has a couple more pricing plans. If you are a student, then you can get the same individual plan for $4.99/month. The discount is available in limited states at the moment. Meanwhile, there is another one called Spotify for Business which we will not be covered in this article. Google Play Music also comes with a student plan available in limited countries.
Check out: Sygic vs Google Maps.
It’s never easy to pick one when all the companies provide the same thing at the same cost. The unique features switch the table. This is the end of the article Google Play Music vs Spotify. I hope the article helped you find the perfect music platform. Let me know what do you think of both in the comments below so we can discuss more.
Reviewing apps and comparing with others is fun. It helps you figure out the best service for your needs. In this blog post, we are going to explore Sygic vs Google Maps. The comparison is based on my experience of testing Sygic after using Google Maps for over two years.
Disclosure: Sygic is a paid service with a seven days free trial.
Table of contents
- Routing comparison.
- Voice and offline navigation.
- Reporting tools.
- Transit options.
- Other features.
- Which one is better where?
Sygic vs Google Maps
Routing is an essential part because you don’t want to stuck in the traffic. Google Maps gets the data from Android devices, the app itself, and many other GPS enabled devices around the world. Sygic uses TomTom Traffic navigation, and the data is updated every two minutes from over 400 million vehicles around the globe.
To find a prominent service, I took a test drive of 9 kilometres (5.5 Miles). Take a look at the below table for the results of the test drive.
|Service||ETA on start||ETA on end||Dist. on start||Dist. on end||No. of reroutes|
|Sygic||16:42||16:50||8.9 km||9.4 km||2|
|Google Maps||16:45||16:50||8.8 km||9.4 km||4|
Regarding the traffic, Google Maps was much accurate, while both could not cope with the real-time traffic changes. Sygic has a feature of suggesting if a better route is available, which can help sometimes. Due to reroutes, the journey took longer, but overall, both perform very well.
Voice and offline navigation
Sygic comes with a few languages including English UK, US, Deutsch, Italiano and a couple more. Google Maps offers a wide range of voice options, including English, Deutsch, Eesti, Filipino, Italiano, Magyar, Norsk, Suomi. Regarding voice command, Google Maps is better. Google Maps voice navigation only guides at the needed times, while Sygic voice navigation guides even there is no turning required.
Regarding offline availability, Google Maps allows downloading maps of about 70 kilometres at a time. You can download different areas for free. You can also toggle on/off the offline navigation. With Sygic, depending on your plan, you can download the maps.
Read Waze vs Google Maps.
The second most essential section of Sygic vs Google Maps is reporting. The more features the service comes with, the better. Take a look at the below table for all the supported features. Most of the creatures are location-based.
|Static speed camera||✔️||❌|
|Mobile speed camera||–||User-provided|
|Object on road||–||User-provided|
There is no comparison regarding transit options. Sygic is only for private vehicles, while Google Maps offers options including car, public transport, cycle, walk, taxi, and rideshare.
Sygic comes with a store where users can purchase add-ons. It comes with a handful of add-ons mentioned below.
- Real view navigation.
- Head-up display.
Let’s talk about some of the unique features both services provide. Sygic and Google Maps have a few things in common and a few uncommon.
- Both show nearby places on the map while driving.
- You can see rideshare vehicles close by.
- Google Maps Timeline tool saves your driving activity, while Sygic has a similar tool called Sygic Travel book.
- A small window which is visible on the right side of the screen shows how many lanes are in total and which lane the driver should be driving on. The feature makes driving more comfortable.
- When we get to close to our destination, Sygic shows a notification with the nearest parking spots.
- Sygic has a store with some fantastic add-ons.
- Sygic remembers where you park your car.
- SOS feature shows your location, nearest police station, hospital, petrol station, and pharmacy. You can also call emergency numbers.
- Sygic offers to view the journey preview.
- Google Maps shows lanes on the top at an intersection. It shows how many lanes in total and which lane the driver should choose.
- Find the information for millions of businesses, including their business hours, reviews, ratings, photos etc.
- Street-view feature to experience true navigation.
- Real-Time street view while walking.
Read HERE WeGo vs Waze.
Which one is better where?
- For public transport, Google Maps.
- Google Maps is better regarding traffic, but it always stays on the route, which was suggested in the beginning. Sygic asks if there is a better route available.
The most important question is whether you want to spend money. Sygic is not free, which is a fine line between Sygic and Google Maps.
Both are great and can be used on different occasions. I hope the post helped. Feel free to share your views about both in the comments below and thanks for having a read. You can subscribe to our newsletter for future updates and new posts.
Discloser: The images used ate the screenshots and are the property of the developer/publisher. The post was last updated by Madhsudhan on 6/Nov/2019.
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