Google Apps is smart for business
Google Apps is amazing. Email services that never die, everything is synced no matter if I’m at my desktop using a browser or Outlook, or my phone, or tablet, or using the browser on my friend’s TV. And on top of that there’s robust calendaring, contacts, website development and hosting, groups, on and on. But the killer app is Docs, which is now known as Drive.
Google Drive, if you’re unfamiliar with it, is two things:
1) the online equivalent of Microsoft Office, meaning Word and Excel and PowerPoint.
2) Online web-accessible storage for ANY files with an awesome desktop syncing tool. This means you can use Word and Excel on your desktop, save the files online, and access them from some other device. All without having to do annoying things like load up a website, hit file / upload / select like the olden days. Now you just save the file, the Google Drive app automatically sends a copy to your online Drive account and blammo, your file is accessible anywhere.
Plus you can store anything you want in there, like pictures and videos and whatever. The caveat was that Google Docs or Drive doesn’t let you edit native Office docs. Quickoffice does!