Shoeboxed App Available Through the New Google Apps Marketplace

google_logo6

20081119-shoeboxed_logo_with_slogan_700px

By now, you have most likely heard about the launch of Google’s new App Marketplace. This revolutionary launch will now allow the millions of Google Apps users instant access to over 50 apps to help them avoid administrative hassles and focus on growing their businesses!

Here at Shoeboxed, we are thrilled to announce that we are one of those initial 50 launch vendors.

“Shoeboxed is committed to leading the marketplace toward a paperless office with digitization and intelligent online processing of documents, so integrating with Google Apps was a logical choice for us,” says Taylor Mingos, Founder and CEO. “By adding the Shoeboxed App to the Google Apps Marketplace, we’ve made it extremely easy for Google Apps users to get a powerful receipt and business card management web application that works seamlessly with their messaging and collaboration platform.”

So what does this mean for you Shoeboxers out there?

By integrating Shoeboxed with Google Apps, users can access the Shoeboxed App using single sign-on through Google Apps, eliminating the need to remember an extra password. In other words, you are just one click away from your Shoeboxed account. Increased security, and increased convenience! Now accessing Shoeboxed’s powerful finance and contact organization features is quicker than ever before.

We are so excited about this development with Google and will continue to add features to the Shoeboxed app. Stay tuned!

No Worries Google, We’ve Got it Covered

Oh, Google. The word just gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling inside. It’s always there, always ready to help. The friend you never had, but always wanted. I was content with just a search engine, but Google just continues to pump out more and more web applications. It’s what makes life worth living.

Gmail is one of the company’s most successful offshoots with an unmatched cult following (excluding the beanie baby craze of ’96, of course). And as with many of its projects, Google incorporates useful applications into its web-mail service. Specifically, its spam prevention puts both Yahoo and Hotmail’s services to shame. Another fun feature is how attachments automatically open with the mail – when I get family photos from my mom, I have no choice but to look at them. Sweet.

But regardless of the improvements, spammers have worked against Google to find a creative way into our email accounts! Temporarily set-back by Google’s innovative technology, spammers changed the way they send junk mail. Back in 2005, 99% of spam was sent in simple text format. As Gmail filters were able to cut down on the unwanted messages its users received, spammers began embedding spam messages into emails as attached images. And just like mom’s photos, they show up when the mail is opened! The convenience of having attachments load effortlessly was hindered.

Since Gmail technology cannot yet decipher a lot of spam that is encoded as an image, users’ mailboxes grew cluttered once again. Since 2005, this type of spam has grown from 1% to 21%. With no way to stop this form of junk mail, users can only press the “Report Spam” button above the e-mail.

Looks like Shoeboxed has one up on Google. Whoa. That’s awesome.