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Google Apps is a place to organize, find, collaborate and create. Along with access to FHSU Mail, you also have access to a multitude of apps. There are 45 different apps in the environment. Google Apps includes an online suite similar to Microsoft Office called Google Documents. Google Calendar can help you organize your life anywhere you have internet access.
Google Documents and Drive
Google Docs refers to the editors for Google documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, and forms. These are online documents that live in your Google Apps account and provide real-time collaboration features. This means that multiple users can view and edit the same document simultaneously from any computer on the Internet.
Google Drive is the place to access all your files, including Google Docs and local files that you sync to your Google Apps account. Google is currently in transition, moving from the term 'Docs' to 'Drive.' These terms can be used interchangeably and Google may even prompt you to switch to the Drive. From the user perspective, nothing will change when that happens.
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Google provides 5 GB of online storage space for Docs and Drive combined. Documents may also be saved to a personal computer in popular formats or printed. This space is yours to use as you would a thumbdrive or an external hard drive. Load it up with pictures, music, games and anything else you want access to from any computer on the internet.
Google Calendar is an online calendar you can use to organize your schedule. Create events and set reminders in the form of a pop-up window or an e-mail to your inbox to let you know what is coming up. You can share your calendar events with others to coordinate events.
Google Sites is an easy and free way to create and publish web pages. Google Sites is a structured wiki and webpage creation tool offered by Google as part of the Google Apps productivity suite. Google Sites is a free webhost and website editing software.