Google has been expanding over time by providing new features and services to help you manage important information not only for your work but for your personal satisfaction as well. Google released its own browser called Chrome in 2008. Since then, Google has been continuously working on improvements such as Google Apps and Extensions.
Here are some of the benefits of installing Google apps and extensions to your Chrome
Once you’ve installed the apps or extensions, it is easily accessible whenever you log in to Chrome. Some apps and extensions such as Google Mail Checker, Google Voice extensions, the Google Reader extension, and the Google Calendar even create small icons right beside your Chrome’s address bar. Some of these icons also notify you if there are unread items and allow you to access the service without even leaving the current web page you are in. Apps also appear as huge icons when you open a “New Tab” and you will never have to worry about forgetting where you have saved them. Google Calendar extensions display how long until your next event.
Maximizes your Chrome experience by increased functionality
Some extensions will help improve your Chrome and make it more functional. It helps you maximize your Chrome experience and provides useful features to make your browsing activity pleasurable. For instance, the Dictionary application enables you to double click any unknown word or jargon and a small box will appear providing its definition. Another is the Google Share button which allows you to share a webpage you are currently viewing to several networking sites. The RSS Subscription extension lets you subscribe to available RSS feeds right from your browser. It automatically detects RSS feeds on any website.
It keeps you in touch with your Google Account
The icons in your Chrome browser constantly notify you on new messages and increase your accessibility to your Google Account. You can manage your Google Account and make changes without leaving your current web page by using Google Apps in Chrome. For example, installing Google Voice notifies you on your current inbox messages in a small box. You can access your inbox, send messages, and listen to your voicemail without even opening a new page.
Apps are reliable and supported by Google
Since Chrome Apps are designed by Google, it can be trusted and compatibility issues with Chrome will not be a burden. To make sure that an application or an extension is developed by Google, check if there is a “Verified Author: Google.com.” statement below its name in the Web Store. These apps and extensions will remain compatible with Chrome even if Chrome updates. If you are encountering problems with your Google Apps, Google has built comprehensive support system via help pages which is made up of simple and easy to understand guide.
Google Apps for Business
Google Apps has substantially helped in the business field. Google’s messaging and collaboration apps do not require intensive administration and does not need any hardware or software thus it has been saving businesses a significant amount of cost and time. Since Google Apps help people access their mails without leaving their current webpage, more time is saved which leads to more productivity and efficiency.
Employees can also be constantly notified when there are new messages therefore improving communication lines in businesses. Information also remains secure since Google has been strengthening its information security team for years. Highly sensitive corporate data are being entrusted to Google by many customers worldwide. Administrators can also customize Google Apps extensively to fit their technical and business needs.
It’s never too late to discover Chrome’s Google apps and extensions. They are easily accessible and most are free of charge. The benefits mentioned above are only part and parcel of what Google Apps can offer so there is absolutely nothing to lose.
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