Google Apps? More Like Google Awesome!
Have I told you lately that I love Google Apps? It is not every day that a man falls in love with an impeccable example of cloud software, but for Google Apps, I’ll stand on Oprah’s couch and shout it from the roof tops. I think Google and I will last longer than Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, though.
Seriously, though, what a great suite of online software. Especially DRIVE. I use DRIVE for work and for personal organization every single day. Even this past weekend, I was trying to balance my finances online in a Google Sheet. My wife and I keep shared files in DRIVE so she can make updates when she has time, and then I go in there when it works for me and add comments or notes about bills we have paid or services we have cancelled etc.
What I really love about DRIVE is how impacting the live collaboration can be especially in client meetings. It is really powerful to be able to hand my tablet over to a client to view a Google Sheet or other digital document during a presentation and have them be able to make changes or add their own notes immediately. Likewise, if I can use a second device like my phone or laptop, we can highlight and edit certain fields right then and there. No more of this “let me revise the quote when I get back to my desk” bologna.
Some people are hesitant to move to the Cloud, but I cannot even imagine having to go back to the old ways now. My head is in the Cloud, and so are all of my apps!
By Scott Wagner