Modified 15 March 2017 by Ian Weatherhogg

Dont worry if you have missed the odd episode or you're new to The Apps Show, you can tune in right here and catch up on all the latest info and tips.

The Apps Show - Catch up

Don't worry if you have missed the odd episode or you're new to The Apps Show, you can tune in right here and catch up on all the latest info and tips.

2016

Turn your Gmail into a business account | Gmail | The Apps Show

It’s widely known that many small business owners have been using their personal Gmail accounts for business email. This is partially because there has never been a seamless way to migrate your Gmail account into a business account.

Back to School with Google EDU | The Apps Show

The Apps Show is going back to school!

This week, Drea meets with Jenny and Lindsay from our education team for a special episode on Google Classroom and Expeditions.

Stay connected with Chromebox and Hangouts | Chromebox | The Apps Show

Did you know that 3.7 million people in the US work remotely part of the time? This week, we'll take a look at our Chrome devices to help you stay more connected to your colleagues, vendors, and clients.

Security of Google Cloud Platform | Google Cloud | The Apps Show Jenny meets with Neal Mueller, Security and Networking lead for Google Cloud. Neal discusses our 500 full-time researchers and published experts in their field.

Building your community with G+ | Google+ |The Apps Show The Apps Show team explain how you can create your own Google+ Community and create a vibrant space where you can interact with your “followers”.

How to promote innovation in the workplace | The Apps Show Companies want, and actually need, to be innovative in today’s competitive marketplace. The matter is more about “how”.

Building strong customer support | Google Cloud | The Apps Show In this episode we get an inside look of how the Google Cloud team envisions customer support. The Apps Show team interviewed an especial guest: Dave Rensin, Director of Customer Operations for Google Cloud. Dave shares with us some of the lessons learned in his area of expertise and tells us why great customer service builds trust and “drives customer’s anxiety to zero.” To achieve that goal, there are some principles and techniques that any customer support may want to consider. Check out this episode to learn more.

Dealing with team turnover | Drive, Calendar | The Apps Show

Changes in teams happen quite often in our companies and organizations. That is why it is critical to set up a plan to quickly get newcomers up to speed. This episode was created based on a real example: we illustrated how The Apps Show team prepared the onboarding plan of Liliana, who is replacing James from this season on. Liliana shows us some great tips on how she handled a smooth role transition by using Drive and Calendar.

How to perfectly organize your Drive folders | Drive | The Apps Show

How much time do you spend to find a file in your Google Drive? You wish you could perform that task quicker and make it less frustrating? Jimmy and Jenny give us some recommendations on how they structure their Drive and make it easy to navigate.

Making Sheets intuitive and user-friendly | Sheets | The Apps Show

Google Sheets has become more intuitive and aligned with our working needs. In this episode, we get an inside scoop on the work of a Product Strategist in Google, who is in charge of adapting products such as Google Sheets to new trends and work realities. Our special guest is Luke Leonhard, Google’s Sheets Product Strategist, who shares with us some tips and tricks on Sheets and tells us how customers can influence this App.

Syncing and sharing Drive files | Drive | The Apps Show

As we all know, collaboration is one of the great assets of Google Apps. If you’re part of a team and deal with several stakeholders, you’ll probably need to share with them Docs, Sheets, Slides or Drive folders. In this episode, Jimmy and Drea give us tips on how to better manage files in Drive. They especially cover some of new updates that have made collaboration much simpler and seamless!

Making Sheets intuitive and user-friendly | Sheets | The Apps Show

Google Sheets has become more intuitive and aligned with our working needs. In this episode, we get an inside scoop on the work of a Product Strategist in Google, who is in charge of adapting products such as Google Sheets to new trends and work realities. Our special guest is Luke Leonhard, Google’s Sheets Product Strategist, who shares with us some tips and tricks on Sheets and tells us how customers can influence this App.

When to use Gmail and/or Inbox | Inbox, Gmail | The Apps Show

Google launched in June 2015 Inbox, a new email service app offering a new way of managing and organizing Google emails. Since then, Inbox has coexisted with Gmail and many users have been asking themselves if they should make the switch to Inbox or not. In this episode we feature Jenny and Jimmy, two Googlers that have taken different stances on this issue. They explain us the reasons behind their choice.

Devices today and in the future | Chrome, Android | The Apps Show

Last season, James and Drea walked us through a range of new Chromebooks and tablets released by the Chrome and Android teams. Many of our viewers asked for more insights on Google’s strategy on devices. We heard you, and in this episode Drea leads an interview with Rajen Sheth, Director of Product Management for Chrome and Android for Work/EDU.

Work and life on one phone only | Android for Work | The Apps Show

Do you carry around one phone for work and another phone for personal use? Do you wish you could just carry one? This is possible with Android for Work, that allows Android users to browse personal and business apps from their personally owned mobile device. In this episode, James and Jimmy explain the advantages of using Android for Work and walk us through the setup process.

How to work offline? | Gmail, Drive | The Apps Show

One of the advantages of using Google Apps is that our files are stored in the Cloud, so we can access them from any computer, at any time. But to get access to them, we normally need internet connection… so what to do when the internet connection is unreliable or not available at all?

Manage your time like a Google Pro | Calendar | The Apps Show

In this episode Jenny and Drea talk about time management and explain us the concept of “Make Time”.

How to form a new team? | Groups, Sheets, Calendar | The Apps Show The creation of new teams is a challenging moment for all companies, as it may put at risk their existing structure and internal organization. In this episode Jenny and James share with us their own experience and tell us how their teams at Google have been handling staff growth, thanks to some key Google Apps

Boost your productivity using Gmail | Gmail | The Apps Show A recent study published by McKinsey shows that we spend on average more than ¼ of our workweeks reading, writing or responding to emails. It is a fact that employees are inefficient at organizing and prioritizing their emails.

What is the Cloud? | Google Cloud Platform| The Apps Show

You have already certainly heard about the “Cloud”. But what is it exactly? In this episode, Jenny and Drea go beyond “Apps” and give us a quick overview of the Cloud concept… and of its reality! They explain how the Cloud is already affecting our everyday work and show us the benefits of moving businesses to the Cloud.

Chrome devices | Chromebit, Chromebook| The Apps Show

Are you planning to buy a laptop or hesitating in the device you should chose? Do you feel confused with the many recent hardware releases? In this show, James and Drea give you an overview of what’s new on the market and let us know their favorite devices at work.

Keep your Account Safe | Google Apps | The Apps Show

In this episode Jimmy and Jenny give us tips on how they keep their Google Apps account safe. Obviously nobody wants to be hacked, so there are some useful security checks that are worth following!

Learning and Support Resources on Apps | The Apps Show

Are you looking for online support, tips and inspirational ideas on Google Apps? This episode was especially made for you! Jenny and Drea walk us through their favorite online resources where they get the best of Google Apps.

Inbox Smart Reply | Calendar Reminder & Appointment Slots | The Apps Show

In their first episode for the Apps Show, Drea and James share the Inbox and Calendar tips they used during their onboarding at Google: Inbox Smart Reply and Calendar Reminder & Appointment Slots made them more efficient “Nooglers” when they were new at Google.

Comments | Gmail Shortcuts | The Apps Show

After 100 episodes John and Debbie have moved on to new Google pastures, so in this episode the first two of four new presenters, Jenny and Jimmy, take over the helm and show us some powerful tips for Gmail and Google Drive.

2015

Voice Typing | Google Docs | The Apps Show

Voice typing is transforming our working lives.

On-boarding new hires | Google Apps | The Apps Show

It pays off to make new employees feel welcome and supported. Here is how we do it at Google using Google Apps.

Office Plug-in | Drive | The Apps Show

So, you want to use Google Drive and Microsoft Office ® at the same time? No problem, this is easy with plugin for MS Office ® . You can build documents with MS Office ® and save them in Google Drive (for Windows ® users only at the moment).

Updates | Forms | The Apps Show

Many of you already use Forms to gather feedback on products or services. Now Forms has an all new look, with faster access to the information you want and with a new edit layout that makes creating a form even simpler.

Research Pane & Templates | Docs | The Apps Show

Want to watch Debbie & John pedal an 8 person conference bike by themselves? Now's your chance!

Google Apps Marketplace Apps & Integrations (Part II) | Docs, Sheets | The Apps Show

You've heard how Google Docs and Sheets benefit your business, but did you know you there are additional add-ons that can help you be even more productive?

Google My Maps | Maps | The Apps Show

You know the old saying, “location, location, location.” In this episode we explore how you can use My Maps to communicate that all important information to customers and clients.

How to Create Transparency | Hangouts, Google+, Groups | The Apps Show How do you create a culture of trust? Transparency is one way to do it, and how Google creates trust with customers and employees.

How to Use Inbox | Gmail | The Apps Show You've heard the hype around Inbox - but what's the big deal? Watch this week's episode of The Apps Show to learn about Inbox and how to use it at work. If you use your inbox as a to-do list, you'll love some of our new features!

Project Management | Docs, Keep, Sheets, Calendar | The Apps Show

The Apps Show team discuss vital project management techniques using Google Apps.

How to set up Calendar delegation Whether you're someone's assistant or you're just stepping in for your manager for a week, you might need to schedule and coordinate events on someone else's behalf.

How to get your Groups on. If you’re looking for a way to create an email list or a knowledge repository, use Google Groups!

How to make beautiful presentations / Slides If you make a lot of presentations, you know it's all about organization and details. Well, we've got you covered in this episode by showing you our favorite tools for making awesome presentations.

Meetings | Calendar, Hangouts Find yourself in a lot of meetings? Wish they could be more productive? Want them to move faster? Take a look at this week's episode on how to set up and run meetings efficiently.

Collaborative Editing | Docs, Sheets, Slides If you're not using the collaborative features of Google Apps, you're not getting your money's worth.

If you're used to Track Changes, we've got Suggested Edits, which allows comments and responses to changes.

How to Search | Gmail, Drive | The Apps Show

Do you remember having to sort files in cabinets, and then look for them alphabetically? Or clicking on folders, looking for where you stored that file? Well, Google’s a company built on search - so you don’t have to do that anymore in Drive or Gmail! We’ll teach you how to use search operators to search like a pro.

Meetings | Calendar, Hangouts | The Apps Show Find yourself in a lot of meetings? Wish they could be more productive? Want them to move faster? Take a look at this week's episode on how to set up and run meetings efficiently.

Collaborative Editing | Docs, Sheets, Slides | The Apps Show If you're used to Track Changes, we've got Suggested Edits, which allows comments and responses to changes. We also have Comments, which you can tag people in. Did you know you can format font in comments as bold, italics, or strikethrough?

Travel with Apps | Drive, Maps, Play | The Apps Show Want to stay productive when you're on the road? Tune into our latest episode to find out how Googlers prepare their Apps and devices for travel.

Making the Most of Mobile | Devices | The Apps Show

Working on your mobile device may be convenient, but if you're not careful, you'll run out of battery all too soon. Come learn about making the most of your mobile device, including tethering and auto-backup, in today's episode.

Office Compatibility Mode | Drive | The Apps Show Do you work with people or companies who use Office? Never fear, Office Compatibility Mode is here! You can now edit and share files in their original Office file formats, without needing to download Office or converting the files to Google Apps formats.

The Apps Show Shortcuts: Research in Slides

Boring presentations are the worst! Now, thanks to Cristina and this Shortcut, you can find out how to easily fill your presentations with good content and never be responsible for another snooze-fest again.

Add Ons & Apps Script | The Apps Show

Debbie and John take it to the next level with Google Apps Script. With Apps Script, you can create add-ons for Google Sheets, Docs, or Forms, automate your workflow, integrate with external APIs, and more.

Fusion Tables

Think Google Apps are missing data analysis or visualization tools? Think again! John and Debbie show you Fusion Tables, an experimental app from Google that has built-in heat map and other visualization capabilities. It also allows you to merge large tables of data.

The Apps Show Asks: How does an Administrative Assistant stay organized? 

Kim Friedland, a Google administrative business partner. She leads us through how she stays on top of her work, supports up to seven directors, and still has time for her own life.

The Apps Show Shortcuts: Email Aliases

Keeping your inbox safe has never been easier! In this Shortcut, Charles shows you how to quickly create an email alias so you easily filter unwanted messages.

2014

S2E1- Google Forms tips and tricks

S2E2 - Google Groups, all you need to know

S2E3 - How Googlers Collaborate: Sheets and Groups 

S2E4- Get your friends to switch to Google Apps

S2E5 - How to share and collaborate better

S2E6 - Pro-tips to publish Google Docs to the web

S2E7 - Use Google Calendar to plan your holiday season 

S2E8 - Change the way you work: New habits with Google Apps

S2E9 -Gmail tips for busy Assistants (and their Managers)

S3E1 - Google Chrome | Increase Productivity | The Apps Show

S3E1 - The Apps Show Shortcuts: Email Aliases

S3E2 - Google Drive | Working on Mobile | The Apps Show

S3E3 - The Apps Show Asks: How does an Administrative Assistant stay organized?