Google has introduced Google Apps for Your Domain, a suite of hosted collaboration applications for small to medium-sized websites and businesses.

Organisations can sign-up for the beta version of the free service.

The company explains: "Now you can offer private-labelled email, instant messaging and calendar tools to all of your users for free, so they can share ideas and get things done more effectively. You can design and publish your organisation's website, too. It's all hosted by Google, so there's no hardware or software for you to install or maintain."

Users can create bespoke versions of Gmail (Google Mail); Google Talk, Google Calendar and use Google Page Creator ot design sites, if they wish.

More applications will be added in future.