Why we recommend GSuite
There are lots of reasons to use GSuite but I wanted to take a minute to talk how useful it can really be But first a bit about GSuite itself. GSuite is Googles latest name for what is widely known as Google Apps which has a multitude of various aspects. Most people (myself included) had a couple Gmail email addresses already and have managed to find a workflow that suits our needs, not to mention the price is right as well. But did you know that you also get a Google Drive account with your free Gmail? “what the heck is drive?” you ask? Well, it’s a free 30GB of cloud-based storage. Not to bad eh?
But wait what if you don’t have any files worth storing in said drive? Well as it turns out Google Drive previously known as G-Drive is jam packed with some excellent built-in office software previously known as Google Apps or Google Apps for work. Now I don’t know about you but as much as I respect the programming power of Microsoft Office it’s really designed for ensuring corporate standards and has generally been accepted due to the lack of a viable option that was worth your time to learn.
Now if you are an advanced user you probably have taken advantage of some of the visual basic macro creation capabilities. These are simply microprogram known as “snippets” or “Scripts” usually used to automate a repetitive task or to automate a keyboard shortcut. It can do way more than that but it’s probably not MS Office that you’d use to do anything more, but I digress. Back to GDrive they to have their own programming ability nicely packaged as a service called Google Apps Script it’s just as useful with a couple key differences which I won’t get into deeply except to say, and this is the really awesome part, all of Google’s services work together with Apps Script! which means that they are easily integrated!
So aside from the odd nerdy guy like me I bet your quickly considering this article a waste off time So what I will do is create a separate workflow example for each of my daily uses and post them as a separate For expediency and clarity I will share a couple of techniques I use every day to make my life a lot less stressful and way more organised. My daily uses of GSuite is a pro version where I am allocated “Unlimited” Drive Storage I use the quotation because even though they say unlimited they assume you won’t immediately need more than a TB or 1000GB of storage. Plus you get to pick your own domain for your email address. so instead of getting “firstname.lastname@example.org”, you could have “email@example.com”: assuming, of course, the name you want isn’t already being used. This is a great way to ensure that you’re telling the world that your serious about your business and it’s only $10.00 / month which also unlocks a few more apps and ensures customer support and set you up with Google My Business but back to my set up.Every day I use at least 5 fairly well know apps they are:
INBOX (Gmail 2.0)
DRIVE which I use with the Desktop Sync Option
SHEETS which I use to organize everything you would put into MS Excel like, budgets, information, anything you would need indexed.
DOCS which I use for any and all of my word processing
CALENDAR which I use for scheduling and reminders and all of these I use on,
CHROME. Google’s web browser.
Now to I will link an example to each of these workflows and post them all on our tutorial arm of The Marshall Chronicles as I plan to expand that knowledge base fairly extensively so if you would like to follow along head over to GSUITE and sign up for a free account or if you are ready to go premium lick the GSUITE Image below and enter code
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Once you’re signed up and ready to go click the example you’re interested in to see!
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