Google Apps is a hosting independent cloud service that offers web based email, calendar, and documents.Google Apps allows a business to seamlessly integrate communications into their domain name (website address), to share calendar events within the organization as well as with external contacts, and to create and share documents.
Google Apps Email – “Gmail”
Unlike hosting provided email addresses Google Apps allows one to transfer their domain amongst numerous hosts without loss of information and without being tied down. Furthermore it allows for seamless integration with mail clients like Thunderbird and Outlook whereas less known email servers only work after manual configuration.
With the Calendar you can schedule your work teams, see real-time changes to the calendar on mobile devices, and accept/reject invitations to events, and keep your company organized. Multiple users can share and edit calendars whereas some could have limited access and only view them. Additionally you can publish your calendars on the web, allowing your customers to see your schedule
It is possible to extend this calendar to work together with your website for scheduling appointments.
With Google Docs one may create Microsoft Office® compatible documents that are stored online, ready to be accessed anywhere on any device with internet and shared with co-workers, clients, and other cooperating businesses. Additionally these documents may be exported into physical versions that are ready to be stored on your hard drive, additionally physical documents can be imported onto the cloud. Built in is a word processor (Word), a spreadsheet editor (Excel), and presentations (Powerpoint).