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Install additional software for using Google Apps with your Windows operating system.

Listed below are helpful applications for Windows as well as browser plugins, which extend the functionality of your UW Oshkosh Google Apps account.

The Academic Computing Helpdesk provides limited or no support for the utilities listed on this page. The helpdesk is able to assist you with general questions about using Google Apps and help you establish or reset a password. If you have any questions please contact the helpdesk at (920) 424-3020 or

Gmail Notifier

Gmail Notifier is an application that alerts you when you have new Gmail messages. It displays an icon in your system tray to let you know if you have unread Gmail messages, and shows you their subjects, senders and snippets, all without your having to open a web browser. It also makes Gmail your default email application for MS Windows.

Download Gmail Notifier

Google Talk

The Google Talk application for Windows installs on your Windows PC and can be set to open when the computer starts. In addition to text-based chat, Google Talk provides a voice and video chat service (webcam required) similar to Skype. Send IMs, make free voice and video calls (computer to computer), transfer files and more. This is the same Google Talk service that you can access in your Google Apps Gmail window.

To use Google Talks Voice and Video chat from your web browser, download the Google Video and Voice Plug-in for IE, Firefox, Safari and Chrome.

Download Google Talk for Windows.


Google Drive Sync

Access your Google Drive storage space directly from Windows Explorer by installing this application. Any file you put in the Google Drive folder in Windows will automatically sync to Google Drive on the Web. Also, any Google Doc you create will be available in the Google Drive folder in Windows. Simply click on a Google Doc in the Windows folder and it will be opened for editing in your Web broswer.

Download Google Drive for Windows.


Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook

This program will set up a new profile in Outlook that allows you to use Outlook with Google Apps. After it is installed and configured this tool will launch when you run Outlook, keeping your mail, contacts, calendar and notes in sync with your Web-based Google Apps accounts.

Download Google Apps Sync for MS Outlook.


Google Apps Migration Tool for Microsoft Outlook

USE ONLY for email stored in PST Archive files on your PC. Any email stored on the TitanMail server was or will be automatically moved to Gmail in Titan Apps for you by UW Oshkosh IT.

Transfer email, calendar items and contacts from your Outlook profile to Google Apps. This is a helpful tool for moving archived messages in Outlook to Google Apps (.pst files or personal folders).

After installing use your entire email address ( and your UW Oshkosh Google Apps password to login to Google Apps. Browse your computer to find the .pst files you would like to copy to UW Oshkosh Google Apps. Please Note: Migrating large amounts of data may take several hours.

Download and Run the Migration Tool.

by Heise, Brandon C. last modified Jun 29, 2012 04:20 PM