How to Sign-up for Google Apps Free Edition?

Google has terminated its free edition of Google Apps and starting now, users have to sign up for the business edition of Google Apps ($50/yr) in order to have a branded email address such as name@website.com.

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Although we can use Outlook with custom domain, there are few people who prefer Gmail interface over Outlook and for those guys, here is a work-around to sign-up for free Google Apps account.

How to Sign-up for Google Apps Free Edition?

  1. Navigate to appengine.google.com from your browser and sign-in with your existing Google account.
  2. Next, create a new application. Don’t bother about the data. Use any dummy data and click the “Create Application” button.
    Create Application on App Engine
  3. Go to the “Dashboard” and click on “Application Settings”.
    Google App Engine Application Settings
  4. Choose the option that says “Add domain”. You don’t have to add any domains here but clicking on the link “Add domain” will reveal a special link to sign-up for the Google Apps free version.
    Add Domain Google Apps Free
  5. Click on that link and you can follow the same old process to use your existing domain or buy a new domain via Google Apps.
    Signup for Free Google Apps Standard Account

That’s it! You can now use Google Apps for custom domains at no extra cost.

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