On the surface, Gmail might look like just another free email service, but it is much more than that.

Having an email account with Gmail opens you up to all of the tools offered by Google to organize your work, social commitments, and daily life. Your Gmail account allows you to synchronize your email, files, calendar, and photos across all of your devices and offers you more ways to stay in touch than just email.

Why Do We Use Gmail Account

When you create a Gmail account, you will automatically be given an account on their social network, Google+, where you can share your thoughts, plans and pictures with your friends, family or business contacts.

You can also send instant messages and do video chat right from your Gmail inbox using Google Hangouts. You can chat one on one, or with a group. Use it to catch up with old friends, or quickly and easily share documents with your team at work.

With Google Drive, you get tons of free storage for all of the files you want to have with you on the go. In Google Drive, your files are accessible from any device with an internet connection, and you can easily share files with your contacts. You can even edit them online using Google Docs.

Using Google Calendar, it’s easy to keep everyone on the same page. Create events, set up email reminders, text reminders, and desktop alerts, and invite others to add your event to their own Google Calendar.

There are really too many possibilities to cover in this introductory article. And best of all, your Gmail account is absolutely free, and so are all of the tools it provides.

Setting up your free Gmail account is quick and easy, and all Google tools are designed to be intuitive and user-friendly. Check out our tutorial, “How to Open a Gmail Account” to learn how to get yours, step by step.