Top 5 Features of Google Plus

In my last post I wrote about the the top five annoyances of Google+, and why it's struggling to become the next facebook.  Well, it appears that somebody out in Mountain View read my post.

  1. Google Apps Support.  Over the past week Google launched support and integration between Google Apps and Google+, which allows them to auto-magically play nice.  Next time you log into Google Apps/Mail, check out the "+" icon up in the top right corner.
  2. Mobile Support.  Another one of my annoyances from my last post, now the Android Google+ app supports your Google Apps business account.  Yay!
  3. Mobile Photo Uploads.   The syncing of photos between your mobile device and your desktop can sometimes be a pain, though with this turned on you instantly upload them to your Plus account album.  While it's a little confusing at first, I finally decided to turn this on.  My biggest concern was posting every photo to my Plus stream, though I learned that pics are posted to a private album by default (which you can change to public later).
  4. Takeout.  Ever wanted to download and backup all of your Google account info including Plus, Contact, Picasa, Voice, etc?  Well now you can.
  5. Games.  I'm not what you'd consider a huge gamer, though there appears to be about 20 games available on Plus.  While this is nowhere near the some bazillion games available on Facebook, they do have a good start...and this includes Angry Birds.  Not to mention Crime City, which requires the player to rob a mini mart within the first 15 seconds of the game.