Google announced on Wednesday that employees of Google Apps-using businesses and organizations can now install apps from the Google Apps Marketplace without having to involve the administrator. In the past, admins were required to install the apps , so this should save them a lot of time.
The feature applies to Google Apps for work, Google Apps for Education and Google Apps for Government.
"Administrators can adjust the settings that filter and show which third-party apps are available to their organizations from the Admin console," says product manager Chris Han. "By default, any user can now install apps from the Google Apps Marketplace—excluding K-12 EDU domains that are defaulted off."
"The Google Apps Marketplace has a wide-variety of options, no matter your taste, including Smartsheet for online project management, Freshbooks for accounting, Zoho for customer support, GQueues for to-do lists and more," Han adds.
Users can find and add third-party apps from the app launcher icon.
Google is also encouraging app developers to allow end users to install their apps from the Google Apps Marketplace, and gives instructions for setting that up here.
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