You can now use Google Apps on your iPhone

You can now use Google Apps on your iPhone

Summary: Google just released a new interface for the iPhone/iPod Touch that lets Google Apps users easily access everything they need in an integrated environment. This new interface lets you use applications like Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs and other services that aren't associated with Google Apps like Google Reader, Google Notebook, Google News and Blogger.

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Google just released a new interface for the iPhone/iPod Touch that lets Google Apps users easily access everything they need in an integrated environment. This new interface lets you use applications like Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs and other services that aren't associated with Google Apps like Google Reader, Google Notebook, Google News and Blogger.

If you have Google Apps for your domain, you can bookmark or set http://www.google.com/m/a/your-domain.com as your default page for quicker access to the information you find the most useful. This specific functionality is new, but the interface you will be using is actually a few months old. With regards to the interface, Google also announced today that it is now available in several languages. Since Google knows that mobile internet is going to be a big thing in the future, they have been increasing the amount of time and resources assigned to work on mobile related products.

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The mobile interface for Google (be it using Apps or not) works great. I find that I use my iPod Touch to keep on top of daily routine tasks -- then I use my laptop to do the heavy lifting. The majority of my time online is research, and who needs to use a real computer for that when the iPod/iPhone alternative is quicker, and is far more mobile?

Topics: Mobility, Apps, Google, Hardware, iPhone

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  • We live in interesting times

    I think there'll always be the need for a PC type device - by which I mean large screen and standard keyboard, but soon enough we'll have pen sized devices as the PC wirelessly connected to the screen/keyboard.

    Google are ahead of the curve with the software that enables this. Noddysoft are only just attempting to de-bloat.
    fr0thy2
    • NLWTE

      *yawn*
      GuidingLight
  • AJAX

    I can edit word documents and excel spreadsheets just fine on my Nokia N800 (uses the FF3 Gecko engine with AJAX support), but I was wondering if you or anyone else using the iPhone find they can do same (requires AJAX support).

    Anyone?
    D T Schmitz
    • You keep telling us..

      about all of the different phones you have - N95, N800.
      Which, if any, do you really have, and where do you live? The
      N800 isn't available in the US (according to Nokia's website).

      Oh, and it isn't a phone, so why are you trying to compare it
      with the iPhone? My iBook can edit word documents and
      spreadsheets, and it doesn't need AJAX to do it, therefore,
      your N800 is just an overpriced dongle.
      msalzberg