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Using Google Apps for Your Business

When you set up your business website with places like GoDaddy, they give you the option to use them to set up an email address with your website domain. It’s all very convenient, but in the end you miss out on a lot of things by not utilizing Google Apps.

What is Google Apps?

Google Apps is a combination of Google applications that all work together to help you run your business. They include the following:

  • Gmail
  • Calendar
  • Drive
  • Hangout

Gmail – Gmail allows you to set up whatever email address you’d like to with your domain as the handle. Example: ([email protected]). Gmail is also easy to set up with your smartphone and there’s a Gmail app for iPhone that is easy to use. The app works well with other Google applications such as Chrome, Google+, YouTube and Google Maps.

Calendar – Stay organized with your team utilizing Google’s Calendar app. See when your coworkers or bosses have events scheduled – or schedule an event for your team and get reminders automatically sent to your email or phone. With Calendar you can also attach files to Calendar events so you have all the documents ready for you at the time of your meeting.

Drive – Have you ever needed to send a large file and been unable to because of the size? Google Drive will help you send those large files to people across the Google network and allow them access to them anywhere they’re at via phone or on a tablet. In addition to sending files, Drive also serves as a great storage for documents that need saved and accessed across multiple platforms.

Using Drive you can make your own documents, spreadsheets, and slideshow presentations by utilizing Google’s many different Drive apps. Great applications available right at your fingertips.

Google+ – With Google Apps you can set up a business-based Google+ account, have your Google Local listing linked and even make a Google+ page for your business.

Hangouts – Google+ comes with an app called Hangouts. Hangouts allows you to have instant message conversations, make voice calls and have video meetings all from your Google account. Use it on your computer, tablet or phone and you’re good to have meetings and chat on the go!

Google Apps are a great resource for your company in many different ways. Want to know more or need help getting started? Get in touch with us at Nextfly. We’d love to help you bring organization to your business. 317-219-3111