What we like/don’t like about Google Apps this instant

Don’t blink, because “Apps” is a constantly changing beta release. Here’s what we like and don’t like about it at the moment:

We Like:

  • Price (free or $50/yr per user)
  • User collaboration (this is huge)
  • Easy to learn
  • Easy to exchange data with MS Office apps (word, xls, ppt, outlook)
  • Google hosts, so no maintenance hassles
  • Includes the apps users use most (email, word processing, spreadsheet, calendar, contacts, presentations)
  • Finding stuff is super fast and easy (Doc Search, Email Search, Calendar Search)

We Don’t Like:

  • Slow to load docs
  • Offline work feasible but with holes and rough edges and awkward workflows
  • Must search docs and email and calendars separately
  • Learning curve for MS Office users
  • Need high speed connection – don’t try this on a dialup
  • Browser window overload: lots of browser windows open as you use more and more APPS functions

If you have something you’d like to add to either list, tell us here.

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