The Google Apps Marketplace is the place to find services and products that have been engineered to work seamlessly with Google Apps. What makes these apps so great is that they help to integrate your everyday computer use with your Google Apps, and your overall use of Google-related websites and services. In this article, we will cover some of the best apps available on the Google Apps Marketplace.
Productivity is one of the most important facets of office life. Keeping your files up-to-date, synchronized, and organized can be quite difficult, however. OffiSync seeks to change all of that by “Brining the power of Google to Microsoft Office.” At its core, OffiSync is an app that allows you to synchronize your Microsoft Office files with various Google Apps, such as Google Docs and Google Sites. Here’s a list of some of the features you will find in the free version of OffiSync:
- From Office, you can save and open files directly to Google Docs
- From Office, you can share and collaborate with other contacts via email
- Use the Google search feature to find documents based on their content
- Use Google Web Search right from Office to scour the web for content you can add to your presentation or document
The Premium version of OffiSync allows for Google Sites integration, the ability to save files on Google Sites without converting them, and support from OffiSync and other Google partners. The Premium version of Google’s OffiSync costs a one-time fee of $30 or you can get it for $12 for a one-year subscription.
Aviary is a powerful app that gives you access to design tools and templates that you can use for editing and sharing various forms of media. It’s sort of like a lite version of Photoshop that also has some extra features and functionality. Here’s a quick glance at some of the best features of Aviary:
- Image editor that can be used for applying complex effects or performing basic editing tasks
- Markup editor to markup, resize, and crop images or web pages from your Internet browser
- Vector editor to create vector art that can be used for logos, icons, T-shirt design, or other design needs
- Audio editor that allows you to remix, edit, filter, and record audio clips and podcasts
Aviary is a free app so you should definitely give it a try.
Gbridge is a free app that allows you to easily and quickly setup Virtual Network Computing (VNC) connections and Virtual Private Networks (VPN). The main advantage of this easy-to-use VPN solution is that you can easily communicate and share your desktop and files with others. You can also use this app to backup your files to a remote computer. This free VPN solution is definitely worth a try!