Ever since Microsoft started infiltrating Google Play Store with their apps, there’s this funny trend that comes to play. Microsoft apps are always very huge. It’s very blatant when you compare them with other apps that perform similar functions.
One may wonder if molded balls of garri will be found when the apps are torn apart or extracted. Because it’s hard to justify the reason behind the very bloated sizes of their apps. Let’s do some comparison to illustrate this.
OneNote VS EverNote
EverNote is practically the best note taking app I’ve come across. They have apps on almost every available platform including PC – you take notes, capture stuff on the go, and they’re synced on all your gadgets. Microsoft’s OneNote also performs the same function even though the UI looks a bit complicated.
According to Google Play Store, OneNote weighs 28.99MB while Evernote is 21.36MB. The latter has more features but the former is heavier in size.
Word, Excel, and PowerPoint VS WPS Office
This is one that marvels me the most. Microsoft Office apps are split into three apps in Google Play Store: Word is 104 MB, Excel is 93.32 MB, and PowerPoint 91.13 MB. The reason behind this outrageously huge apk size I cannot explain.
Some users said you would be required to download additional data before the app starts working. That is extra data and storage costs!! Why? I ask. Office work on mobiles is limited. Serious work always need to be transferred and completed on a PC, then why all the fuss? Why should these apps be so huge?
WPS Office on the other hand weighs in at just 20.08 MB and so far its be best office app I’ve used on Android, and mind you, it’s a combination of these 3 apps (Office, Excel and PowerPoint).
I guess there are lot’s of things the mind cannot explain – like how earphones magically entangle inside one’s pockets or bag. Your thoughts?