While many IT departments spend the second Tuesday of the month patching the operating systems on their servers, Google Apps customers running their business in the cloud have some free time to evaluate and roll-out new applications. Lucky for them, today there are 10 new apps available today in the Google Apps Marketplace.

Several of the new applications help you manage communications more effectively, from tracking contact with customers and partners to de-cluttering your inbox:
  • Bantam Live: Bantam Live provides easy CRM and team collaboration to track contacts, prospects, deals and organize projects, tasks and events. It integrates with Google Apps and social networks to import and aggregate contacts.
  • Etacts: This application and Gmail contextual gadget enable you to instantly find out who you talk to the most and who you’ve neglected.
  • Organizer by OtherInbox: Organizer automatically organizes low priority email out of the way, leaving your inbox much smaller so it's easy to find the important messages from real people.
For a complete list of all 10 applications launching on the Google Apps Marketplace today, read our post on the Google Enterprise Blog. If you’ve #gonegoogle and tried the #appsmarketplace, let others know what you recommend via Twitter or Google Buzz, and submit your suggestions for additional apps.