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3 Lesser-Known Google Apps and How to Use Them

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Gmail, Drive, and the Calendars are the bread and butter of most Google Apps users. But there are many lesser known Google Apps that deserve more attention. These apps may not be in your starting lineup but they are extremely useful and fill needs that aren’t covered by the main three.

From collaborative note taking to building a website from scratch, these Google features tucked away in the background can do a lot to make your life easier. I have put together three of my favorite little known Google Apps that I think everyone should be using more.

1. Create Shared Checklists with Google Keep

Google Keep is one of the least known members of the Google Apps family, but it is one of my favorites. It is a very simple note taking and task tracking tool that is linked with your Google Apps account. I use Keep all the time to stay organized and create shared checklists to better tackle large projects.

2. Collaborate Better with Shared Maps

People rarely think of Google Maps as something that can aid in the workplace, but sharing and collaboration goes beyond documents and spreadsheets for a multi-office company. Google allows you to share customized maps with other Google Apps users so you can better collaborate on locational planning.

3. Build a personal website with Google Sites

With the world moving online, it is becoming more common for everyone to have a personal website. Google Sites makes it easy for anyone to create their own website with limited web design skills. Use it as a personal blog or to host your company’s intranet.

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