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How to get Google Apps for free

Note: This post is about how to get google’s business productivity suite — not google play apps. If you are here for Google Play apps, you’re in the wrong place, sorry.

A while back, google shut down their Google Apps Standard tier account. It was a great service that allowed you to easily mange services for your domain — mainly email — for free. It was a really sad announcement, because there are no similar free alternatives, until I learned that you can still get it for free, and here is how.

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  1. Sign up for google AppEngine
  2. Create an app (or use an existing if you already have appengine)
  3. Go to the app’s manage page, under “Administration » Application Settings”
  4. Then find “Add Domain”
  5. Then click “Sign up for Google Apps Standard” (refer to screenshot)

There you go, free google apps standard. I hear they limit you to one user account, but that is still better than nothing.