Indexing & Search Engine: Top 10 Killer Google Labs Apps for Enterprise

By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2009-05-05 Print this article Print
Top 10 Killer Google Labs Apps for Enterprise

Top 10 Killer Google Labs Apps for Enterprise

Google Labs serves as the testing ground for many of the search engine giant's more experimental features. Whether for search, e-mail or other uses, many of these applications tend to be quirky: for example, Gmail Labs, which contains experimental products for the company's cloud-based e-mail service, has Mail Goggles, which prevents e-mails from being sent until a user had solved a series of math questions designed to stump all but the most sober individuals. Products of Google Labs occasionally end up, either in whole or in part, integrated into Google's larger ecosystem of products. Even if they never reach that point, however, some Labs experiments can still prove useful, even to enterprise users. The following applications go beyond the peculiar or unconventional to be actually useful in a business context. (Mail Goggles, of course, is not on this list.) All these applications are accessible through The Gmail Labs applications require a Gmail account to use.By Nicholas Kolakowski
Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, Trader Monthly, and Private Air. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...
Manage your Newsletters: Login   Register My Newsletters

Rocket Fuel