Additional Apps for UW Google Apps
Additional Apps Are Now Available
After careful evaluation, several of the most popular Google
"Apps" including Blogger, YouTube, Picasa, Maps, and Voice
have been activated for UW Google Apps. We will release
additional Apps in the coming months, so check back here for
Each of the Apps listed below functions just like the version
available to consumer
Google accounts, but now you can use your UW Google Apps
account to access each one.
These services supplement the core services already available
through UW Google Apps. For more information about the
core services, visit our UW
Google Apps web page.
Please Note: All laws and policies governing the appropriate use of UW computing resources apply to UW Google Apps. An overview of the relevant laws and policies can be found on the use of UW resources web page.
Which Apps Are Available
- Google Chrome Sync allows you to sync your Chrome bookmarks and history across several different computers. Visit the Chrome help page for more information.
- iGoogle allows you to create your very own personal homepage. Use iGoogle to start your web browsing in familiar surroundings with the links that you choose. For more information, visit the iGoogle support pages.
- Google Latitude lets you stay close with your friends from your phone, computer, or both. Start using Latitude here.
Places & Map Maker
- Use Google's advanced mapping tools to create your own maps and rate the places you've been. Get started using Places here and visit the Google Map Maker site to get started creating your own maps.
- Use Google News to customize your very own news site. Add the topics you want to see and build a news site centered around your interests. If you'd like to learn more, visit the Google news help site .
- Feedburner allows you to create and manage your own newsfeeds. Start here to learn about feeds and how feedburner can help.
- Use Google+ to chat, play games, or even video chat with groups of friends. Take control with circles in Google+, which allow you to easily share different things with different people. If you'd like more information, visit the Google+ information center.
- Blogger is a great way to create, publish and maintain a blog. Share your blog with just friends or the whole world. To get started using Blogger, visit the Blogger Dashboard.
- Use YouTube to post your own videos and create a personalized home page. To get started using YouTube, use your UW Google Apps login to create a new YouTube account at YouTube's account creation page.
- Using your UW Google Apps login with Google Maps allows you to save custom locations and maps. You can even share maps with friends. For more information, visit the Google Maps page.
- Google Reader shows you all of your favorite sites in one convenient place. It's like a personalized inbox for the entire web. For more information, visit the Google Reader site or take the Google Reader quick tour.
- Picasa for UW Google Apps allows you to share photos
online using Picasa
Web Albums. You can even browse your photos using the
Picasa desktop app.
- Google Voice is an internet-based telephone that works right alongside Google Talk. Use it to make and receive calls, or even send voice mail messages to other Google users. Get started by visiting the Google Voice page.
- Use Google Analytics to track and analyze website traffic. Analytics includes the ability to monitor UW sites including student, staff, faculty and departmental websites. For more information, visit the Google Analytics site.
- Use Google to setup your own web-based survey. For more information, visit the Google Moderator site.
- Webmaster Tools can produce detailed reports on your site's visibility with Google. For more information, visit the Google Webmaster Tools site.
- Use Google Bookmarks and your Bookmarks will be available anywhere you log into your UW Google Apps account. For more information, visit the Google Bookmarks site.
- Search and preview millions of books from libraries and publishers worldwide using Google Book Search. Discover a new favorite or unearth an old classic. For more information, visit the Google Books site.
- Use Google Code to host your coding projects, learn about available tools, and interact with the developer community. For more information, visit the Google Code site.
Google Marketplace AppsAny developer or company can create and offer applications in the Google Apps Marketplace, and these applications could be enabled within the UW Google Apps domain.
UW-IT is not, however, currently enabling Google Marketplace Apps. We've made this decision for the following reasons:
- None of these applications are covered by the UW's contractual agreement with Google. Each app would require a separate (and potentially lengthy) contractual negotiation to ensure sufficient protections for UW data -- if these safeguards are even possible.
- Google Marketplace Apps are enabled for the entire UW domain. This creates substantial licensing costs for applications that are not free.
- UW risk management practices require administrative control and application lifecycle measures that are not possible with most Google Marketplace Apps.
Usage Policies and Guidelines
Data associated with UW Google Apps is subject to the same policies that regulate all other types of electronic records at the UW. As a result, contracts are in place with Google to address many important legal, regulatory, and compliance issues.
- Electronic records
Data stored using UW Google Apps is still considered a UW record. When using UW Google Apps, you are responsible for following the University's Data Security Standards.
- Appropriate use
UW Google Apps is covered by the same rules that govern all other computing resources. For more information, see the UW's Appropriate Use Guidelines.
- Agreements with Google
Many of these additional Apps carry specific terms of service. In addition, different Apps have different data protection standards. A summary of these differnces can be found in our Cloud Services Comparison Table.
Support and More Information
- Support from Google
For help with these Apps, or to learn more about their features, visit Google's Help Center or any of these product specific support links:Blogger
- Google Analytics
- Google Books
- Google Moderator
- Google Bookmarks
- Google Webmaster Tools
- Additional help
- More information about UW Google Apps is available on our
- If you have any other questions, contact UW Information Technology at firstname.lastname@example.org.