Introducing Google Apps


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Google Apps are a popular suite of web applications including Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Sites, Google+ and more that gives an organization or an individual anytime/anywhere access to their work. Learn tips on how to use Google Apps to help your organization collaborate and work more efficiently.

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Introducing Google Apps

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  2. 2. For an extremely large list of Google apps and services visit: or
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  5. 5. Using the free version of Google Apps youcan have up to 10 custom user accounts.
  6. 6. Getting Started
  7. 7. +1 personalization on non-Google sites allows Google to tailor content andads to you across the Web, based on your Google profile, +1activity, and social connections. Google does this without sharing yourinformation with outside websites. (Source:
  8. 8. After signed in to Google you will see atoolbar near the top of your Web browser.
  9. 9. Earth View is now in Google Maps!
  10. 10. • Fly to any place in the world.• See 3D buildings, imagery, and terrain.• Find cities, places, and local businesses.• Explore the Moon, Mars, the sky, oceans, and historical imagery. Source:
  11. 11. Find local businesses, view mapsand get driving directions.
  12. 12. Quick GoogleEarth/Maps demo 3D trees3D Baseball Stadium Showcase Gallery Finding Directions Embedding Maps
  13. 13. ... searches the full text of books and magazines that Google hasscanned, converted to text using optical character recognition, andstored in its digital database. Source:
  14. 14. … gives you one number for all yourphones, voicemail as easy as email, free US longdistance, low rates on international calls, and manycalling features. Source:
  15. 15. An example: a “free” SMS Reference Service1. Get a free Google Voice number.2. Promote this number.3. Use free GVMax web service to send notifications via Instant Messaging (XMPP/GoogleTalk), emails, Prowl and Howl notifications, Twitter, HttpPost and SMS.
  16. 16. Quick GoogleBooks/Voice demo Searching Books Adding FavoritesExplore Google Voice
  17. 17. Blogger is a blog-publishing service that allows private or multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. It was createdby Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003. Source:
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  21. 21. Easily drag and drop gadgets!
  22. 22. Explore your settings/themes
  23. 23. • Easy to setup• Quick searching• Can integrate Google Docs, Sites and more• Can share calendars with others• Syncs with Microsoft Outlook , Apples iCal, etc.• Works on many mobile devices
  24. 24. Multiple calendars
  25. 25. Color-code events. You can send certain events to certain people.
  26. 26. • Documents, presentations, spreadsheets, forms, drawings, etc.• Collaborate online• Can chat with others while working on a document• Backup important papers – if you trust Google.• Mobile access to your files
  27. 27. Quick demo usingdocuments and forms
  28. 28. • Centralize documents, presentations, and other items• Collaborate with others• Works on any operating system• Security controls
  29. 29. Quick demo creating a Google Site
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  31. 31. Google + has … Circles Streams Profiles Photos Hangouts Messenger Sparks Mobile +1 button
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  33. 33. Collaboration
  34. 34. Other notable services and tools … et cetera …
  35. 35. Important! Google’s New Privacy Policy
  36. 36. Google Dashboard helps you answerthe question: What information does Google have about me?
  37. 37. Stay informed!
  38. 38. Virtual Petting Zoo Let’s Hangout!
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  40. 40. Contact Information Let’s Hangout!