Six months ago, the Google Apps Marketplace was born, and we’re excited to celebrate its growth in this short time. Today, more than 4 million Google Apps users have Marketplace apps installed on their domain. In addition, there are now more than 200 integrated apps available to Google Apps users, covering customer relationship management, accounting, finance, project management, and more. Almost every week, third-party applications are joining the Apps Marketplace to address an expanding range of business needs.

This App Tuesday, we’re celebrating our half birthday by launching 12 new apps to the Marketplace. If you are an Apps domain admin, you can extend your Google Apps functionality with just a few easy clicks. All of these installable apps offer single sign-on, so your users can start using them conveniently right from the universal navigation bar in Google Apps. In addition, many applications have implemented deeper integrations with Google Apps, such as Calendar sync or Gmail contextual gadgets, which present relevant information from third-party apps in-line within a Gmail message. Try out these apps and join the other 4 million Apps Marketplace users:

  • Grockit - Social Learning Platform for Students
    A social platform for learning that provides students with collaborative, real-time study rooms and relevant coursework to achieve various educational goals.
    Integrations: Single sign-on, Google Calendar sync, Google Docs
  • Elance - Talent Acquisition and Management
    An employment platform that offers talent-hungry companies instant access to qualified online workers and the tools to hire, evaluate, and compensate them.
    Integrations: Single sign-on
  • ERPLY - Enterprise Resource Planning
    An ERP software that helps you easily manage your points of sale (POS), inventory, relationships and billing by providing real time information.
    Integrations: Single sign-on, Google Calendar
  • Insync - Document Management
    A dropbox for Google Apps that bi-directionally syncs Google Docs to Finder and Explorer, allowing a user to work seamlessly across a desktop and browser.
    Intergrations: Single sign-on, Google Docs sync, Google Contacts
  • Rainmaker - Social CRM
    A tool to supercharge your contacts by searching a user’s social networks to auto-populate critical information and merging it right into Google Contacts.
    Integrations: Single sign-on, Google Contact Sync
  • Pipeline Deals - Customer Management
    A CRM tool to help manage your sales pipeline by overseeing deal flow, tracking leads, and running reports. Current PipelineDeals users manage a combined sales pipeline of $60 billion.
    Integrations: Single sign-on, Google Calendar Sync, Google Contacts Sync
  • Idea2 - Customer Management
    A CRM tool that organizes data according to employees’ usage patterns and makes critical data available to them in the most relevant locations.
    Integrations: Single sign-on, Gmail, Google Calendar
  • Kashoo - Accounting and Finance
    Accounting software that creates and sends invoices, manages expenses, reconciles bank statements, tracks cash flow, and generates financial reports.
    Integrations: Single sign-on, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Gmail
  • SimplifyThis - Productivity
    A tool to help employees book appointments, manage billing, and track clients through a fluid interface with Google Apps.
    Integrations: Single sign-on, Google Calendar
  • OffiServ - Productivity
    An application that supports administrative processes by automating various functions, such as purchase order approval, vacation management, and resource distribution.
    Integrations: Single sign-on
  • Mindquilt - Productivity
    An internal question and answer platform for companies to help streamline the process of employee inquiries and knowledge distribution.
    Integrations: Single sign-on, Gmail, Google Talk
  • RecMan - Security and Compliance
    A tool that provides transparent records management and compliance features, centralized document access control, and retention, legal holds and disposition policy management.
    Integrations: Single sign-on, Google Docs, Gmail

Check out our Apps Marketplace to explore one of these new apps or the other over 200 existing apps. If you've #gonegoogle and tried the #appsmarketplace, let other users know what you recommend via Twitter or submit your suggestions for additional apps.

Posted by Harrison Shih, Google Apps Marketplace Team