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Google Workspace Essentials

Google Workspace Essentials
Formerly G Suite Essentials

Overview

What is Google Workspace Essentials?

Google now offers Google Workspace Essentials (formerly G Suite Essentials), providing a solution for users of Outlook or Office whose teams want to use Google Meet and Google Apps without needing to involve a personal gmail account. Google Workspace Essentails…

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Needs no training

10 out of 10
February 03, 2022
Incentivized
I have used Google Workspace Essentials at almost all the jobs that I've done over the last three years. I like using it because I'm …
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Pricing

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Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://workspace.google.com/essentials

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $8 per month per user
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Product Details

What is Google Workspace Essentials?

Google Workspace Essentials Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Google now offers Google Workspace Essentials (formerly G Suite Essentials), providing a solution for users of Outlook or Office whose teams want to use Google Meet and Google Apps without needing to involve a personal gmail account. Google Workspace Essentails includes Google Slides, Sheets, and Docs, as well as Google Meet, Google Drive, Forms, Sites, and Keep, in a bundle minus a gmail account. Basic Essentials supports (via Meet) meetings with up to 150 participants, and Google Drive with 100GB per user and 2TB pooled. The Enterprise edition supports 250 participants in a meeting, as well as up to 100k viewers of a Live Streamed event, and 1TB per user of Drive space (25TB pooled).

Google Workspace Essentials starts at $8.

The most common users of Google Workspace Essentials are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Google Docs & Google Slides are essential to our company as we are remote. Multiple people can work on the documents at one time.
  • Easy to share and store files in Google Drive.
  • Google Calendar is amazing, it integrates seamlessly with other Google products and it's our company's primary calendar tool.
  • Google Sheets has limited capabilities compared to excel. Such as how you maneuver pivot tables, filtering, etc.
  • On Google Docs, sometimes if they are multiple people working at one time, you can get shifted around on the doc. For example, if someone made a big edit that took up space, it will shift my content down. I wish you could lock the area you're editing so it doesn't move or get affected by other changes on the doc while you're editing.
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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Instant Messaging.
  • Calendaring and calendar integrations.
  • Ease of organizing important content in folders and subfolders.
  • The ability to contain multiple emails in one thread.
  • The workspace could be less busy - more simplified.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Allows for easy access to documents for purposes of sharing
  • Allows for easy downloads of files/folders
  • The Word/Excel sheets are compatible with how you use it offline
  • Syncing sometimes has issues. There is sometimes a delay.
  • Uploading docs sometimes has issues. It stalls when you are uploading two or more docs simultaneously.
February 08, 2022

Easy to use

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • document sharing
  • calendar events/meetings schedule
  • Search engine. Specially in Drive
  • Security.
  • Support. Sometimes the partner where you buy the system needs to contact Google and it is a annoying that you can't contact google directly.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Scheduling and calendar management is great
  • Google meet call qualities are awesome
  • Synch and share of documentation is great.
  • Great cloud storage facility
  • Record option to be there in Google meet
  • ability to share documents outside google accounts need to be looked at
  • Improvement in conversion to MS office based documents and converting those documents to googles format needs a little work.
  • Will be good to have a pdf to word converter and vice versa
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • UX design and ease of onboarding/training
  • Suitable for smaller nonprofits at a price point that's unmatchable
  • Impeccable and responsive customer service
  • Collaborative team software for program development
  • I'd love to see a formal integration of an Airtable-like program that expands on something like Sheets to really make project management extremely efficient and robust.
  • I think it would be useful if public-facing pieces like Google Forms were more customizable to our org's brand.
  • Creating some sort of easy-to-manage/integrated CRM, donor management, and marketing software would really change the game.
February 03, 2022

Needs no training

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Able to collaborate with team members in real time
  • Easily keep track of your task on all devices
  • Integrates with most CRMs
  • Additional features to Google Meets
  • Google Hangouts
  • Google Sheets
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