Google has announced that its renaming Google Apps for Work. This is the second time that the company is renaming this group of applications, which came into being over a decade ago as Google’s way of providing businesses across the world, a way to work more efficiently and productively. Enter the G Suite.
Nothing much — except the name of course — has changed. G Suite still packs the same applications that were included within Google Apps for work. And just in case you are wondering, the applications within the G Suite are basically some which you use everyday, including Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Hangouts etc.
What if technology lived up to its promise for us at work? What if it helped us cut through the noise so we could work together to focus on what matters?
We created Google Apps for Work ten years ago (back when it was Google Apps for Your Domain) to do just that — to help people everywhere work and innovate together, so businesses can move faster and go bigger.
According to Google, the change in name was necessary as it better reflects suite’s mission of helping people work better together. The suite manages to do so courtesy the real-time collaboration, that has been built in from the start. Google has also promised that a lot more features associated with the spirit of the G Suite are on their way — including the recently announced intelligent tools.
The Intelligent tools are pretty interesting on their own. As per Google, they are meant as a way to automate things like mails, gathering information etc.
Research shows that each week we spend the equivalent of three work days on common tasks like emailing, scheduling and attending meetings and gathering information, and only two work days on the role we were hired for.
Built using machine learning, these tools promise to make your workplace much more effective and efficient by automating everyday tasks using machine learning, letting you focus on the more important stuff.
These tools include Smart Storage, which lets you sift through Google drive in a flash using the Quick Access option. Quick Access deploys machine learning to get the files most relevant to you visible first. Similarly, Smart Scheduling lets you quickly schedule meetings at times where your invites are most likely to be free using some seriously advanced machine learning.
Other tools include smart spreadsheets etc. You can learn more about the intelligent tools by visiting this link.