If you use it, Google’s got it. Need to create a powerpoint presentation, spreadsheet or word document, Google Drive will do it. Need to keep your appointments organized, Google Calendar’s the program. Managing your email on the go, think Gmail.
Everyone is aware of Gmail as a free email program, but did you know you can manage all your email with Gmail? For years, I’ve always advised clients to setup Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express or some other email client program, so they can receive emails from their website (POP3 emails). Sometimes it would setup easily, other times it was a nightmare.
Another problem with POP3 emails today is syncing with smart phones and tablets. My own experience was hit and miss. Some days I’d receive several emails from my website email, then go hours, even days without receiving a single email on my Android phone. Very frustrating.
But now, there’s another option that’s much simpler. Gmail. Anyone with a Gmail account can add up to 3 additional email addresses to their account. Now, when you check your Gmail, your regular emails will appear in the same stream. And by syncing your Gmail account to your smart phone, all your emails are readily available. No more needing an email that you downloaded to your desktop mail program while you’re out.
Another bonus from using Gmail for your email addresses is the Google Spam filter. Server anti-spam programs are functional, but not real aggressive. Google has one of the best spam filters around. And the cool thing is, Google will even filter your POP3 emails. No need to keep an anti-spam program up to date. Just let Google do it.