Difference between Gmail and Google Apps?
Hi Aktrr, Here is the difference between Gmail and Google Apps.
A Gmail account is a free Google Account with an email address that ends in @gmail.com. From the Gmail mailbox, user can also access Google Docs, Google Calendar and Google Sites. The account also allows users to instantly login to the dozens of other Google applications like Picasa, Blogger and Maps. Many Gmail users like the application and the anytime/anywhere access so much that they arrange to have their work email forwarded to Gmail.
This is more common in smaller organizations where email security is more lax. The account settings of Gmail allow one to use their business email address to appear as the "reply from" address. Gmail accounts are administered by the individual who owns the account and not the business' IT administrator.
Google Apps account
A Google Apps account (stressing the words "apps") is an account associated with a domain that uses Google Apps (mail, calendar, docs and sites) for messaging and collaboration. These accounts currently come with 7GB of email storage space, access to Gmail, Calendar, Docs and Sites.
This type of account is useful for organizations, clubs, and informal groups that do not need the enhanced security, support and administration options of Google Apps for Business. The only type of support that comes with this account is a link to the Google Help Center and Google Help User Forum. These accounts are free; however the domain is limited to ten users at one time.