G Suite (formerly Google Apps for Work and Google Apps for Your Domain) is a suite of cloud computing and software offered on a subscription basis use by Google. The apps help people everywhere work and innovate together. On September 2016, the name ‘G Suite’ is introduced. The name and logo had changed. But the powerful features, services and pricing remain the same.
Google Apps for Work – G Suite Basic
Google Apps Unlimited for Work – G Suite business
Google Apps for Education – G Suite for Education
Generally G Suite includes googles web applications like Google Drive, Gmail, Google Hangouts, Google calendar and Google Docs. G Suite mainly add business features. Example: @yourcompany.com. The G Suite products are always available to users with free of charge. More than 5 million organizations around the world use G Suite.
G Suite Products
Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Hangouts, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Forms, Google+, Google Sites, and Google Apps Vaults.
It was launched on April 1, 2004. Gmail is one among the most popular web email services in the world. On 2007 onwards, it became open to all. 15 GB of free storage is the most popular feature. Also has got conversations, search capabilities etc.
While Gmail in G Suite provides a number of features for business users.
- Email including the company’s domain name.
- Guarantee of zero downtime for maintenance.
- Either 30 GB or unlimited storage can be shared through Google Drive.
- Sync for Microsoft Outlook.
- Google Drive
It was launched on April 24, 2012. A Google’s file storage system. It is a place where you can write, share and collaborate stuffs. Users can upload any type of file to google drive and stores in cloud. Further it can be shared and can access from any type of devices such as tablet, PC and smartphone. For the consumer version, it provides 15 GB storage.
G Suite provide:
- 30 GB or unlimited storage.
- Sharing can be controlled.
- Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms
It was released on October 11, 2016. These apps are online editors to create documents, spreadsheets, presentations and surveys. All of them works on web browser. Major feature is its unlimited revision history that keep all changes made by user.
- Google Sites
Introduced on February 28, 2008. Google Sites helps people to create and edit webpages even though they don’t have anything about it. All of them can create the page, upload images and videos and give permission for particular people to view.
- Google Calendar
It was launched on April 13, 2016. It is an online sharable calendar. It is very useful for business teams. They can create an online calendar for their sake and it can be shared.
- Google Hangouts
It was announced on May 15, 2013. Its features replace Google’s Google talk, Google Voice and Google+. Texting, chatting and video chatting are the functions. G Suite Google Hangouts supports up to 15 participants. And can choose to restrict Hangouts only to the people having the same domain. The messages will be stored in the cloud. So that history can be verified in the future.
It was launched on June 28, 2011. Google+ had become the second largest social networking site after Facebook. Google+ is also a business network that help small businesses get noticed.
- Google Apps Vault
It was announced on March 28, 2012. It helps customers to find and preserve messages. It also helps to manage things to get regularity, continuity etc. Google Apps Vault is also a part of Drive for Work.
We spend 1/3 of our life for the purposes like emailing, meetings, gatherings, scheduling etc. For all these we spend with G Suite. Helps business team, reclaim their time. The smarter storage helps employees not to waste time for searching particular message. Thus Quick Access. The machine intelligence that works in Google Calendar help to find proper timing and all.
Google says about the security that they will not share the data with others. Also they do not own the data of customers. If migrating Apps means, they can take away the data too. Built-in virus checking and also checking of documents before downloading features are available.
It is a cloud based tool and so that everything works safe. Thus tension can be reduced. Storage, sharing and other processes can perform through a trusted agency called “G Suite”.
- Helps in business very well.
Google apps syncs your email, Google drive, your calendar and even Hangouts. So leaving all others, we can work on one single thing.
- Work co-operatively
You can easily share things without sending multiple copies because it is a cloud based one. So, simultaneous work can be performed. This is very much helpful for those who work together and can’t sit together for it.