Here’s the thing: Google would prefer you do your business on all of its apps—the company builds its business on all the information you generate when you interact with it. Apple, too, has reasons for wanting to create a seamless ecosystem so you’re never tempted to leave iOS-land. A smart user doesn’t have to let either company get the upper hand, though—and based on my week with this experiment, there’s no reason to.
There are some things Apple does better than Google—certainly, at least, on iOS. But there are some things that Google does better, even on Apple’s own platform. Me? I don’t mind having a hybrid Apple-Google ecosystem to reach my max productivity, with just a touch of Microsoft thrown in.
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