I love Google's Stuff. Here are some things that you may not have known about previously, but I would highly recommend.
- Google Calendar Tons of features with this one. I have my wife's calendar shared with mine, and I get notifications via e-mail and on my phone.
- Google Reader (much better than bloglines or any of the others, if you ask me)
- Google Docs and Spreadsheets Almost all of the same functionality as Word and Excel. Probably not quite as extensive, but it has almost everything that I would use, plus more. For example, you can publish your documents to the web or share them with multiple users.
- Gmail I don't think that I have received more than 10 spam messages in the past 2 years that I have been using Gmail. Their spam filters are amazing. Their are tons of other features that Gmail has that I haven't seen in any other e-mail before, so you should try it out if you haven't used it before.
- Google Talk Not as flashy as some of the other IM's out there, but I really like it, and it is getting better all of the time.
- Google Personalized Homepage You can put almost anything that you can imagine on the personalized homepage.
- Google Video Even though Google bought YouTube, I still like Google's version better.
- Google Notebook This is a new one, but I am getting used to it. I just installed a firefox extension that puts the notebook down at the bottom of the page.
- Blogger I don't care what anyone else says, I like blogger better than any of the other blog hosts out there.
- Google Gadgets Here are some gadgets that you can put on any web page.
- Google Toolbar I really love the Google tool bar. You can get it for firefox or ie. My favorite aspect is the bookmarks. It doesn't matter what computer I am at, I have the same bookmarks.
- Google Maps Also a favorite. When I was a truck driver, I would normally use mapquest, but I had to switch over to Google Maps because I kept entering addresses that mapquest didn't recognize, but Google would. If you really like that, you should check out Google Earth, then just for fun Google Mars and Google Moon.