A while back I shared a tool that allows you to check if a website is truly down or if it is just you (Is It Just Me? on 1/8/2012). Did you know that there is a similar service available that checks the up/down status of 13 different Apps provided by Google?
Enter the Apps Status Dashboard, where users can check on the status of various Google Apps from Gmail to Docs to Sites and more. If an App is suffering from a service disruption, an orange marker will be displayed. If an App is suffering a complete service outage, then a pink maker will be displayed. A green marker mean the App is up and running normally.
The Apps Status Dashboard won’t allow you to fix the problem or get information on the source of the disruption, but at least you’ll know whether or not you’re alone in your Google Apps troubles.