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Compare Google Apps editions

Trying to decide which version of Google Apps to sign up for? Or maybe you're considering upgrading from your current version to one that offers more features.

Use the chart below to compare:


  Apps Unlimited Apps for Work Free (legacy)
Messaging: Gmail, Calendar, Contacts
Storage and collaboration: Drive, Docs, Hangouts
Web forums and shared inboxes: Groups for Business X
Email and document search, email retention: Vault   X * X
Other Google services: Blogger, YouTube, and more

* Google Vault is available with Google Apps for Work as a paid add-on.

Usage and support

  Apps Unlimited Apps for Work Free (legacy)
Maximum number of users Unlimited Unlimited 10
Email, document, photo storage per user Unlimited * 30 GB 15 GB
99.9% uptime guarantee X
24/7 phone support X
Priority email support X

* Google Apps Unlimited accounts with 4 or fewer users get 1 TB per user.

Your company brand

  Apps Unlimited Apps for Work Free (legacy)
Your custom email address (
Your www address in Google Sites ( X
Gmail ads turned off
Addresses at multiple domains ( *

* The legacy free edition of Google Apps only supports domain aliases, not secondary domains.

Security and business controls

  Apps Unlimited Apps for Work Free (legacy)
Password monitoring and strength control
2-step verification
Single Sign On (SSO)
Enforced SSL connections
User-managed security keys X
Domain-wide admin managed security keys
Mobile device management  * X
Mobile audit ** X X
Advanced Drive auditing and reports X X
Advanced Drive administrator controls X X
Data-loss prevention ** X X

* Some Mobile Device Management features (like Device Owner) are not available in Google Apps for Education and can be purchased.

** Not available in Google Apps for Education

Contacts, lists, and groups

  Apps Unlimited Apps for Work Free (legacy)
Mailing lists (admin controlled)
Mailing lists (user controlled) X
Global directory (internal contacts)
Global directory (external contacts) X
Forums and collaborative inboxes X


Access options

  Apps Unlimited Apps for Work Free (legacy)
Supported web browsers
Mobile phones and tablets
Offline mail and Docs editors
Voice and video chat
IMAP and POP mail programs
Microsoft Outlook® X

Enterprise sync options

  Apps Unlimited Apps for Work Free (legacy)
Sync user data with your LDAP server X
Use Exchange Calendar with Google Apps X
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