Google Apps For Work Overview. Part 1.


Google Apps for Work is a set of apps that includes:

  • Gmail
  • Google Drive (file storage)
  • Hangouts (video meetings and chat)
  • Docs
  • Sheets (aka Excel online)
  • Slides (presentations)
  • Forms
  • Calendar
  • Sites

Google Apps are available on any device in any web browser. You do not need to install any additional software to be able to use it. Google Apps is a strong, secure and robust solution that can be very useful in any type of business.

In today’s article I’d like to discuss some of these applications, what they stand for and some of their main features.


Gmail provides you with business mailbox with your own domain name, advanced spam-filtering, email research, and other productivity tools and enhancements such as Priority Inbox.You can access your Gmail account from any destop and mobile device.

Google Drive

Google Drive is a service that allows you to store and collaborate on files and folders. You can access the most recent versions of all your files from anywhere on any device. Your employees can store any files up to 5Tb in their Google drive folders and view common formats of documents like PDF, images and even audio and video files. You can share a file or a whole folder with your colleagues and granularly grant permissions to each file.

Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts is an online instant messaging service. Also it has a video meetings feature that allows up to 15 people to connect to the online meeting from their laptop, tablet or phone. You can share your screen with Hangouts.

Google security app

If you collaborate on the same project using Google apps there is a high chance that your colleagues may erase some of the data that you need. To make sure that your Google apps data is at no risk use Google security app and backup your Google apps with applications like Upsafe. You get fully functional trial for 30 days.