When considering Google Apps, do you think of applications you can access from your online Google account?
Do you also think of these apps as being accessible only from a laptop or desktop computer.
What about accessing them from a mobile device?
I must admit that I never really thought about combining Google applications with, say, a mobile phone or tablet. Yet, that’s exactly what Google is now able to offer – standalone applications that you can download to a mobile gadget.
But what Google Apps should you choose?
Although at the moment I do not have a tablet, the five applications I am most likely to download would be Google Mail, YouTube, Google Search, Google Chrome and perhaps Google+.
Google Mail or Gmail is an obvious one. I use this email service all the time, even on my BlackBerry. I wouldn’t change it as it is simple to use and I can configure my BlackBerry to download all my emails from different accounts. This can be a little annoying on occasions but useful nevertheless when out and about.
Similarly, Google Search is a valuable website search tool. It’s fast and efficient.
Likewise, Google Chrome is an invaluable web browser. What I like best about this is that the most popular websites I visit are retained on the Chrome homepage as icons for easy access. Far better than Mozilla’s dropdown list.
I don’t use YouTube that much, but even so, having the application stored on a mobile device is handy.
These are my five essential Google Apps. What are yours?