Google has served a free edition of Google Apps for nearly 6 years but recently they had decided to close down free edition and now you can only get business edition by paying $5/year/user. If you are an existing user of Google Apps Standard edition then this change wont affect you.
But our friend Amit has found a way to get Standard Edition or free edition of Google Apps and signup for it. This is an official method and to get a free Google Apps account all you need is a Google Account.
Visit Google’s AppEngine, login with your Google Account,
On the next page it will ask you to create a new application, just click on Create Application button,
Now provide any identifier and title to your application and at last agree to Google’s terms and condition,
Now on next screen click on Dashboard link to goto your Dashboard,
Now scroll down and click on Application setting and on next page again scroll down and under Domain Setup click on Add Domain,
Now that’s it, on the next screen you will see a link which ask you to signup for free edition of Google Apps Standard Edition.
For more information take a look at the video below :-