Google Apps ‘not free’ anymore?

Google app Just now I noticed a Google ad that directed users to sign up for Google Apps and get 30 days free trail. And immediately after seeing the ad, I was wondering whether Google have removed the ‘free’ tag from its customized domains based application – Google Apps. Just after that, I followed the link on the ad wherein, as earlier, no comparison chart between standard edition and premier edition was available and by that time I was almost sure that Google Apps will not be free any more. 🙁

But, after having a sharp watch on each and every words, I found a link reading ‘Compare to Standard Edition’ that took me to the comparison chart I was talking about earlier in this post.

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So guys do not panic, once you are landed on the comparison page, everything could be done as earlier and of course ‘for free’. 😉 Direct link to signup for standard edition is here.

Links: Google Ad directed page | Compare ‘Standard Edition’ page | Sign Up for Standard Edition

Related: Google Apps for your domain


Gautam January 2, 2009


On every domain site, it said Free Google Apps.. the last time I checked. (3-4 days back)

Maybe they were just trying to attract people to Google Apps and then earn money from it.

Gautam January 2, 2009

Still, on name[dot]com, it is not showing anything like Google Apps arent free. Maybe they would show after we buy the domain and enable Google Apps.
I dont want to enable and test it 😛
As I found it difficult to disable them last time I activated them. /)

Abhishek January 3, 2009

Thats every web marketer policy to gain the premium customers. its there I am seeing this since past 4 months !! But Google apps is still Free.

p@r@noid January 4, 2009

No doubt with this speed if tomorrow I will open Google chrome and the first message which pops up will be ” Pay 30$ /month to use super fast premium Google chrome” 😛

Chetan January 5, 2009

Its really shocking news, currently i am using Google apps for free 🙂

Chetan January 5, 2009

Hey dude,
Standard edition is still there
Check it out ,,…

VISHAL January 5, 2009

Anyways thanks for the info dude 😉

Abhishek January 5, 2009

Till Then enjoy so called free ones

Deepak Jain January 7, 2009

@ Gautam
As Abhishek said, that’s every webmaster’s policy to extract as much juice out of their service. As such, all these things are being done by guys at Google 😉

@ Paranoid
I rely on Google, I don’t think they would ever do so.

@ Chetan
Buddy, even I said that it Google apps are still free, but that ‘Free Edition’ link has been displayed in a corner of the page, making apps users think that free edition has been stopped. 🙂

@ Vishal
Thank buddy 🙂
Welcome to DevilsWorkshop

Gautam January 9, 2009


Lol, after a couple of days, i would open GMail
Popup -> 30$!!
Popup -> 60$!!

hahahaha =))
lol 😛

El Nino July 4, 2009

Now even the comparison page is not available 😀 Google completely hiding that. But your direct link still available.

Erin August 5, 2011

i have a gmail account but i can not go on it because they are not letting me on it.

A unhappy gmail user