Five free Google Apps you may not know about
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Google is one of the most powerful cloud-based tools on thernmarket. Whether you use it for personal tasks, school, business, or pleasure,rnplenty of apps are available. Some of these apps (such as Docs, Calendar, andrnGmail) are all widely used and well known. There are, however, other Googlernapps you may not have run across — apps that can go a long way toward makingrnyour life a bit easier. These apps may be less well known, but that doesn’trnmean they are less capable. Let me introduce you to five such apps that you canrnintegrate into your free Google account.
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Once you’ve created a form, you can send it to Facebook,rnGoogle+, or Twitter or share a link via email. When people fill out the form,rnyou can track their answers in a Google spreadsheet.
Scholar lets you include articles (including patents) and casernlaw in the results. When you run a search, you’ll notice the results are a bitrndifferent from the standard Google return. First, there’s a complete lack ofrnadvertisements. That alone should prove its worth. Second, the results tend tornbe heavy on books and PDFs (though websites do appear). If a result links to arnwebsite, almost without fail that site is a university or other researchrninstitution. Scholar also allows you to track citations, create a library (forrnuse with citations), and view metrics of publications included in Scholar.
Cloud Print is a tool worth settingrnup immediately — especially if you’re an Android user. It enables you to printrnto your printer from any device from anywhere, once you have a cloud-readyrnprinter set up. (You can also set up a classic printer, so long as it isrnattached to a desktop and configured through Google Chrome.)