5 brilliant Google applications you really should be using

I don't know about you, but I'm a big Google fan. In case you hadn't noticed that Google isn't just a search engine any more, here's a heads-up on some of their other applications you really should know about for 5 simple reasons:

  1. They are free
  2. They are extremely useful
  3. They are all very easy to use
  4. They are accessible from anywhere over the internet
  5. You just need one log-in to access them all

So here are my 5 top Google recommendations

  1. Googlemail - Goodbye hotmail. Get a gmail account and all the other google applications are immediately available to you.
  2. iGoogle - See everything you do on the web on the same page, including all your google applications, hotmail and facebook. Just click on 'add stuff' and search for the widget.
  3. Google Notebook - Does what it says on the tin. Really easy to use and autosaves anything you type on the fly. Great for managing your thoughts, notes, browsing clips, blog posts etc.
  4. Google Reader - This is the best RSS reader out there. Find any content you want to subscribe to and it allows you to categorise it, tag it, share it and reuse it.
  5. Blogger - If you're thinking of blogging, then Blogger is definitely worth considering simply because of the variety of things you can do with it without any technical knowledge.

If you blog, other applications worth knowing about are Google Adwords, Google Adsense, Google Analytics, and Feedburner.

What's your favourite Google application? Is there another Google App you think should be in my top 5?

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