You might have noticed that more and more of our apps are being put in the cloud so we can access them from any device that has an internet connection. There are more people using web based email such as Gmail instead of a desktop client such as Microsoft Outlook. When it comes to office apps such as word processors, spreadsheets and presentation software, we can use all of these online as well.
Google has been in the internet business for more years than most of us can remember. Their search engine and Chrome web browser dominate the market when it comes to surfing the internet. Plus, they have so many online apps, it’s enough to make your head spin!
You might be familiar with the more popular Google apps such as Docs, Sheets, Gmail, Photos and YouTube but you may or may not have heard of Google Forms. If you have the need to create online forms or even quizzes, then you can easily do so using this free web based app. After creating a form or quiz, you can then share it with others and monitor the answers you get in real time. If you would like other people to help design your forms, you can do that as well.
Google Forms comes in handy for tasks such as creating a survey, questionnaire, online poll, order form, event registration, quiz for your students and much more. The app is very intuitive for the most part so creating and even editing these types of forms is an easy task once you get the hang of how Forms works.
Taking photos has become a normal part of our lives and these days we don’t even think twice about it since we can take a picture any time, any place with our smartphones. Most people don’t even own a camera anymore since our phones do such a good job of taking photos.
One thing that many people don’t do with all of their photos is back them up or organize them to keep things in order. They tend to just leave them on their phone or maybe use their USB cable to copy some of them over to their computer. Then if they want to share a picture with someone else, they will email it which can cause a problem since today’s high-resolution pictures tend to be larger in size and you can only email a few at a time.
Fortunately, there are many ways to store your photos online and then share them with other people without having to take them from your phone or attach them to an email. Most of these services have free options as well as pay-for plans if you need the extra storage space. The question is, which online service is best for you?
Google Photos allows you to upload your pictures and even videos to their online storage repository so you can use it as a backup and a way to share photos with other people without needing to send them as an email attachment. You can also create and share photo albums with others just by sending them a link. And if you want printed copies of your pictures, you can order them from Photos as well.
Email has been around for many years and even though most people now use texting as their preferred way of communicating, it doesn’t mean email is going away anytime soon. Email is still the primary method used for communication by businesses and other agencies to share information as well as to send files in the form of attachments.