69 – Google Apps

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A service from Google providing independently customizable versions of several Google products under a custom domain name.

Website:   www.google.com/a/
Cost:  Commercial. Free trial
Availability: Online
YEARLY RANKINGS
2014:
 69
2013: 71
2012: 55
2011: 35
2010: 34
2009: 38=
2008: 68=
2007: –

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

“Google Apps. It helps me integrate my administrative work with my teaching work, specially regarding the temporal progression of the course and as my main way of communication with my students (e-mail)” Santiago González Chávez, 2015

“Google Apps for Education – collaboration, content creation, storage” Tracy Carroll, 2014

“Google Apps for Education – powerful collaboration, creation and sharing” Teresa MacKinnon, 2014

Pre-2013 comments

“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