Google has recently rested the free edition of Google Apps for users, which is a really disappointing thing for small time web developer teams and websites. Google provides only the Business version of its Google Apps which starts at $50 per year and upwards.
But there is a turnaround. You can still have a hand at using the free edition of Google Apps. Unbelievable, isn’t it?
Google Apps is a productivity suite with all Google Apps available for your team, controlled by a super administrator(you), under your domain. It allows you to efficiently run and manage your enterprise.
If you visit the current Google Apps page, you will be welcomed with a Google Apps Business version, with details of all its features. The Free Edition offered all these benefits albeit allowed only 10 users. The free edition usually sufficed the requirements of many small establishments.
Since the free edition isn’t being offered, we need to work our way differently to gain access to the free version again.
Go to Google App Engine. Its a developers area where Google allows developers to test and deploy their apps using the tools provided by Google. Login with your free gmail account.
Scroll down the Application Settings page and hover over to the Domain Setup section. Click the “Add Domain” button to add your domain to which you want to configure the free version of Google Apps.
Finally, we reach our destination. You can now add your Domain here and click the “Sign up for Google Apps Standard” link. It will allow you to sign up for the free version of the Google Apps for your domain.
Hope you love this method and start using the free Google Apps as earlier. Do not forget to share this method help your friends in using the Free Google apps.
Note: Copy – pasting the Google Apps Standard link in another browser will not work. Its a specific link created for the App user to use. So you can only sign-up to google apps for free only using this method.