Let's just pretend that you are new to using Google and want to know where and how to get started. The first thing you would need is a Google account. I suggest, even if you don't use it, go on and set up a gmail account...if for nothing else but to use when people ask for your email address on websites. However, as you will find out below there are other reasons to have a gmail account. Once you have the account, you can access any of the Google tools and applications. The list below is just my favorite tools that I love to use. There is NO scientific research done for this top 10 list.