Google Apps Goes Pro


Google Apps For Your Domain, that cool service that lets you have 100 free email accounts @yourdomain.com, has just updated some things and created a new premium version. The most noticeable of their changes is the new administration panel. It’s got a very different look. They made it look more professional and less like it was thrown together quickly.

The less noticeable changes reside on the Google Apps website. They’ve changed the site a bit and the service is no longer in beta apparently. That’s only the beginning. Head over to the Google Apps comparison chart. Google Apps users have all the same features they’ve had from the beginning, but take a look at the premium plan…

The shocking bit is the premium plan costs $50/user/year. Ouch. Then you’ll notice that the premium users get 10GB of storage instead of 2GB. That’s more than standard GMail! Using a tool such as GMailDrive you could store a nice amount of stuff there. The worst part is the APIs section. They’ve provided users with the ability to put login and sign-up forms on their website! This feature has been sought after by nearly every GAFYD user on the planet. WHY did they have to make it a premium feature? I doubt most GAFYD users will be able to afford $50 per user per year. Let’s see, suppose you have 80 users. That’s $50 x 80. So you’d have to pay $4000 for the premium service. Then don’t forget that you’ll likely get more users than that eventually, especially if you put their sign-up form on your website. Oh well, if you need more features at a lower price than Google will provide, give RoundCube a try.


 

403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden
nginx