I have two Google Apps accounts. One for kinlane.com
and one for apievangelist.com
. I primarily have these Google Apps for the email. So I just route [email protected]
and [email protected]
to my [email protected]
I have been using my free Gmail, Google Docs and Google Calendar for several years. Even though Google Docs and Google Calendar are available in my Google Apps accounts I stick with using them in my free Google Accounts.
One of the main reasons I keep using my free account is Google Reader. Google Reader has never been available as part of the Google Apps suite. I would put Google Reader as my #1 or #2 most important application used in my daily life. I depend on Google Reader to deliver my feeds from 400+ sources I have cultivated over 3+ years. Google Reader is my knowledge intake and management system.
Google added Google Reader to the Google Apps suite today
. You can now access it as part of your business Google Apps account.
I have been considering migrating all my docs to my Google Apps docs account and begin using my Google Calendar in my Google Apps. I would then switch my Gmail accounts around and POP into my [email protected]
via my [email protected]
Not that anything would happen to my free Google accounts, but it is definitely worth $50 / year for me to keep my email, events, and document data available and be able to add premium services, and more storage in my account. I think I will begin the migration during the holidays.