There’s a chance I’ve written about this before. But this morning as I go through a bunch of things in preparation for my road trip, I’ve noticed a few things about Google.
I’ve used GMail for a long time as my primary e-mail. Like, long enough where I started when somebody had to invite me. My “welcome” e-mail from GMail was in September of 2004, so just a few months after it was launched in April.
Since that time, GMail has been the e-mail system I use. I have my personal and professional one there, and I’ve used it for other things, such as when I ran Rattling Chains etc.
Over time, I’ve used other apps by Google. I’ve gotten into using GoogleDocs more, and once I get to the point where I really love it, my monthly subscription to the Microsoft Office 365 as I don’t take advantage of the other things on a personal level. With things like PowerPoint and all, I have them in my professional setting already — so I don’t need them here for work purposes. I basically only use Word on a personal level, so it might be worth switching to GoogleDocs.
I’m not much of a spreadsheet person, but it seems like Google’s is pretty solid.
Google Calendar is something I use a ton, both personally and professionally. It’s an easy calendar to use that links up with my phone and such, so it’s perfect in that regard.
What I really love is the cloud setup so I can access things anywhere — which is making it more and more something I like to use.
Today, I realized there’s Google Photos. I know I must have seen this before as I had some photos in my folders. But I had never looked at it like I did this morning. I really might start using this some — not as a permanent storage for all my photos, but rather as a place to keep things when traveling etc. It’s nice to know I could drop a ton of photos in there, and then move them to my external hard drives and such when I get home.
At this point, I’m not ready to make a “full switch” per say, but I’m getting closer. It’s a great platform and one in which I don’t see going anywhere. The cloud storage is really the way to go and one I know I need to jump on more with my photos and such. This would be a good start.
How about any of you? Are you users of Google and its apps? Do you use something else all together? Let me know how you’ve converted or if you haven’t at all yet!