71 – Google Apps

A service from Google providing independently customizable versions of several Google products under a custom domain name. Small Business, Enterprise and Educational versions

Although a fall in position for Google Apps this year – back to its 2008 ranking, this is probably due to votes being cast for the individual Google products rather than the whole suite.

Website Cost Availability
 www.google.com/a/ Commercial – Free Trial Online
RANKINGS
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
71 55 35 34 38= 68= -

Comments from some of those that selected Google Apps as one of their Top Tools 

Google Apps for Education – collaboration, content creation, storage, Tracy Carroll, 2014
Google Apps for Education - powerful collaboration, creation and sharing, Teresa MacKinnon, 2014

  • “Google Apps provides many features all in the one place. A customisable start page. Generous 6MB of space in provided in the gmail account. Files can easily be backed up to the email account – very useful for students uploading work. Shared calendar feature with text messaging provided. Use your own domain name to provide domain specific email addresses. We use our google apps home page as the portal to all our college eLearning facilities”  Patricia Donaghy
  • “All things google and I really think they “get it”, the future that IS. It isn’t about content but ease of sharing, sending, moving, and accessing information among groups and communities. Whether calendars, email, documents, presentations, they GET IT. FREE!”  David Deubelbeiss
  • “the most powerful educational tool is one that provides access to the collection of services provided through the Google Apps suite… especially now with the addition of Google Sites”  Mark Arnold