Do you use the Google Chrome platform? Then have you visited your Google Chrome web store? Just click on the link at the bottom of your browser to go to your web store. If you can’t see it, ‘open a new browser’ and it will be at the very end of that page. You can choose to see your: recently closed, most visited, apps, or web store page on your Google Chrome home page. You can get the most useful google chrome apps.
If you’re like me and you have iGoogle as your home page. I’m afraid I have some bad news. Google is now making iGoogle obsolete (you won’t be able to use it after November 1st 2013). This is what they said: (a quote from their blog) ‘With modern apps that run on platforms like Chrome and Android, the need for something like iGoogle has eroded over time, so we’ll be winding down iGoogle on November 1, 2013, giving you a full 16 months from the announcement to adjust or easily export your iGoogle data’.
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The good news is that your Google Chrome platform provides all (and more) of what your iGoogle did. Here are some of the most useful Google Chrome apps I’ve found.
Keep organised with Google Calendar
Google Calendar is a free app available on Google Chrome. It’s an Office App with more than 3 million users. Keep all your work in one, easily accessible place. You can also share your schedule so you can set up a meeting when all involved are free. There is no need for phone calls, or spending time sorting out a suitable time for meetings. Just share your Google Calendar and allow everyone to see when everyone else is available. Not only can you get email reminders about certain things on your calendar (you can request this service), you can also sync it with your mobile phone and desktop applications.
Keep your documents remote with Google Drive
This app used to be called Google Docs. One of the worse things about writing/blogging is to have your computer crash and find that you hadn’t saved your last 4 completed articles. I use Google Drive not only to store my documents remotely online where they’re safe, but also to save space on my laptop by not having to keep everything I’ve ever written there. Once you get used to Google Drive, you’ll see how easy it is to save files, folders, forms excel spreadsheets etc,. Organise your files into folders, date them, and describe them for easy access. You can also sync your Google Drive with your computer.
Keep all your bookmarks on one page. They’re divided into categories like: blogs, maps, books, images, videos etc. Never lose anything you like on the web. Just bookmark and keep them on your page for years on end. Items are only removed when you remove them. I should mention that this app is a private one, seen only by you.
Have you used any of these free apps on your Google Chrome platform? What do you think of them and do you find them as useful as I do?