Google Apps for Your Domain is a software bundle aimed at small and mid size businesses. Google Apps lets you offer email, instant messaging, and calendar accounts on your own domain name (for example, [email protected]), to keep your group close and build its online identity. Here are the reasons why you should be using Google Apps with your domain.
- Google Apps lets you to create any number of Email accounts (with your domain name) with Gmail and 2GB storage space. Google also gives 99.9% uptime guarantee for emails. You also get all the features of Gmail on your custom mails ID. Users can also create custom logo for headers.
- Google Apps allows you to customize your start page, create headers and footers with your images. You can add or delete content to suit your needs. Start page can create a unique, dynamic place for your users to preview and access their inboxes and calendars.
- Google Talk is available to all the email accounts created with your domain, so that you can connect with your friends with your custom email ID.
- All the users in your domain can organize their schedules and share events, meetings and entire calendars with others. Your organization can also publish calendars and events on the web.
- Google Apps also supports mobile access. You can get all mails, calenders, GTalk on your mobile phone if you have a supporting handset.
- Create custom URLs for all your domain’s Google services. For eg you can create mail.yourdomain.com for logging into mailbox.
- Google Apps allows your to create web pages using Google page creator and publish your pages on the web with your domain.
Apart from this the service is fast and easy to use. Windows Live also has the feature of customizing your domain, the main difference between these two are in the looks. Windows live custom domain has a better layout and UI, but Google apps has more features.
Are you using Google Apps, Share in your experience and suggestions.
Good post explaining about Google Apps. I never knew all these before. Ah! At least I know it now. 🙂 Thanks.
Thanks for this informative post Nirmal , I too didnt knew this much .
I did start using and then I didnt use it for sometime. However I am planning to use it again soon, with regular reminders with google
Thanks for keeping it straight and simple. I had recvd a cpl of emails from google, but never understood what it was all about!
Nirmal that was a nice and informative post. Most of the people (Thats right even people like me) did not know much about Google Apps.
Until Arpit Jacob told me that he is using his custom email on GTalk because of Google Apps, I had no idea what Google apps actually were.
This post shall help many of those like me out there.
Even I too didnt know about this. Maybe I’ll write a tutorial on this. 😀
@Vijay and Nut & Milk,
I think you should start using it. 🙂
Glsd that you liked it. You can use these custom Id for Gtalk, calender, docs and spreadsheets also. 😀
Very nice post. Clear and simple. That’s what I like about you buddy, you’re always teaching me something.
Nirmal.. this is something I have been interested in testing waters ever since Garry Conn mentioned it once. Good reminder.. 🙂
your post reminded me that I do have an account with Google Apps and also a domain but completely forgot about it since I started blogging 🙂 will have to log in the service!! thanks!
Nice post, i knew it before but never gave a serious thought, your post made me think about it.
Glad that you liked the post.
@K-IntheHouse and Pearl,
I think you should start using it. 🙂
Considering the features, I believe every blogger should be using it. 🙂
That’s a great post. I would suggest that you do a comparison between the windows live and Google apps side by side so that people can decide which one would suit their requirement. 🙂
Thats a great idea. I’ll put up a review. 🙂
Google Rocks ! I Love google 😀
Google is allways cool
A tutorial on this would be great . I would be waiting for it .
Nice Post Nirmal. Thanks 🙂
Sure, I have already started writing it. 🙂
Wow! I have been using Google Apps from when it was started and really loved it. I use it almost for each and every domain name I have!
It is really nice and another BIG thing – If you loose your server or change your host, you will not loose any of the mails which you would have lost when have been using your host’s mail service! 🙂
But another thing I would like to add is if your host provide RoundCube webmail, never leave it goto Google Apps or Live Domains. RoundCube is simply rocking – a must checkout stuff!
@Rishi we provide Roundcube via our hosting service http://www.ewebguru.com/
I myself do not use Google apps, but I configures it for many of my clients
@Nirmal One thing which I want to know is can we change logo of GMAIL in free version of google apps. I did not find this feature.
Thanks for letting me know about the RoundCube service and yes, all messages are safe even if we move the hosting service. This applies Live domains as well.
Yes, you can change the Logo in free version of Google apps. I made a custom logo for all my emails. 🙂
After reading your post, I’m interested in trying it out. There’s a lot in store in Google Apps.
Good post.. This was the first thing I did when I got my own domain.. Configure google apps.. And it’s great..
Nirmal, I have been using GApps for almost eight months now. Few things from my side:
– The 99.9 % uptime is for paid versions, probably.
-Wordpress users can integrate the email with their hosted blogs(i.e, not on abc.wordpress.com).Wordpress helps you do that.
– At this point, you cannot intergate it with Blogger till you create a sub-domain and run your blog on that.
-Email list management is horrible. If you have to create a Distribution List, you cannot do it one shot. This is quite a pain.
-On the whole, it is quite decent. Even Abdul Kalam uses it now(not joking, serious).
Thanks for the inputs on Google Apps. 🙂
Agreed on the points! That why I have made a wise choose of using Google Apps for my domain email 🙂
Many of our clients are using Google Apps for email, that makes them feel more secured.
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Google apps provides many features but many people don’t know about these features.This post is useful for those people to know the features of google apps.
there are several reasons to use them but one of them is Google Apps lets you to create any number of
Email accounts (with your domain name) with Gmail and 7GB storage space.
Google also gives 99.9% uptime guarantee for emails. You also get all
the features of Gmail on your custom mails ID. Users can also create custom logo for headers.
With Apps you can work with multiple people in the same document. There’s no need to
about whether or not it’s possible to share a spreadsheet, or co-edit a
presentation. You can see people type in real time, and share a file
in just two clicks. Discussions bring people into your documents for
rich conversations. You don’t need to buy additional licenses to work
with others, or hope people outside your company have upgraded to the
same software. If you have a Google account, you can collaborate.
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