The new Google Apps Marketplace offers a beautiful user experience, highlighting major product categories and featuring over 750 applications. Here are some of the major improvements:

Improved Navigation:

The new navigation bar organises and provides easy access to the top five product categories: Business Tools, Productivity, Education, Communication, and Utilities. These top categories are also present in the footer of the new GAM.

New user experience:

The home page is broken down into four categories: Most Popular, New Arrivals, Top Rated, and Works With Google Drive, making applications easily discoverable.

Most Popular – showcases most popular applications
New Arrivals – showcases most recently added store items
Top Rated – showcases most highly reviewed and rated applications
Works With Google Drive – showcases applications that utilize Google drive extension

Google Apps Marketplace

Our verdict:

You will continue to see the number of users for each application. For example, Appogee Leave from our sister company Appogee HR is just short of 200,000 users, making it one of the most popular HR applications in the Marketplace. Being able to see the number of users for each application gives you an idea of its maturity and serves as a guide to making decisions.

All the applications integrate beautifully with your Google Apps environment so the Google Apps Marketplace should be the first place to check when you are looking for that application to solve a problem.