When you look at the G Suite product, the first thing that comes to your mind is likely email—which is perfectly justified, considering how useful and simple a custom Gmail address can be. But G Suite offers a host of productivity tools far beyond just a reliable inbox. Here are some of its most useful features.
Trying to chase down a coworker in your office to schedule time for a chat or going back and forth over emails to find time to meet with clients is annoying at best and a waste of time at worst. Shared calendars through Google make it easy to find times that work for all parties involved.
These calendars are also ideal for personal organization: create a variety of calendars to track meetings, due dates, and social events, which can be displayed or hidden whenever you need.
Communicating online is so much easier with Google Hangouts, which allows you to send direct messages to co-workers, form groups with colleagues, and schedule video conferences with ease. Hangouts also lets you share your screen during live meetings to ensure that all parties are on the same page no matter where in the world they might be.
There’s nothing more frustrating than having a file stored on a computer that you left at home when you’re out and about. G Suite’s cloud storage is the best way to store and access your important files, photos, and presentations so they’re just a click away even when you’re away from your work computer. And when it comes time to upgrade to a new desktop or laptop, you won’t have to worry about messy file transfers—everything you need is located in one easy-to-access spot.
G Suite offers its own set of work collaboration tools with Docs, Slides, Sheets, and more. Use these tools to share documents with your coworkers and collaborate on the go with real-time editing. These tools can even be accessed and used on your mobile device, so you can always be plugged in and contributing to your work narrative, even on the go.
When you sign up for G Suite, you’re getting much more than a simple email address. These tools make communicating, collaborating, and scheduling so much easier for you and your business.