Google is so embedded in our lives that “Just Google it!” is the solution to most of our problems. Its network is gigantic with people from around the world connecting to and through it. With the mission of organizing the world’s information and making it universally accessible and useful, it has spread its roots in the fields of Internet, cloud computing, software, hardware, artificial intelligence and advertising. Google offers a lot of applications to make your life easy, apps like Google, Chrome, Gmail, Maps, YouTube, Drive, Play Music, Photos, Play Movies, Play Games and Play Store come inbuilt in your smartphones. Along with these, Google also offers around 100+ applications for all that most of us are not aware of.
Let’s have a look at 10 of these apps that will make your life easier.
Google Assistant App gives you another way to access the google assistant that is already in your Android smartphones. You can simply ask the Google Assistance questions and it will do it for you. Want to make a call? try asking “Hey Google Call mom”. You can send text messages, ask for weather reports, set reminders, take a selfie, play music, set calendar events, navigate places and what not.
Google Duo is the highest quality video calling application. It is simple, reliable and is compatible with both Android and IOS smartphones and tablets. You get a live video preview so you know who is calling before picking up the call. You can also record video messages if your friend can’t answer the call.
Tez is now Google Pay! Pay helps you to send money to friends, pay bills and buy online, recharge your phone, or pay at the nearby café. You can pay and receive money straight from your bank account and even pay those who don’t have a Google Pay app. You can even get rewards while paying, with Google Pay Scratch Cards (TM) in the app you can win up to ₹1,000 with each eligible transaction. If you win, your rewards go straight into your bank account.
Google Classroom gives teachers a platform to set up a virtual classroom that the students can join by simply putting the code set by the teacher. It saves time, improves organisation and communication and is affordable and secure. It is free and does not share any of your information. You can avoid wastage of paper and time and also take your classroom outside of school by simply downloading this application.
Google Keep is your personal information organiser with a lot of features. You can record what’s on your mind and also get a reminder for it. You can speak a voice memo which can be transcribed. You can also arrange pictures of posters, receipts or documents. It can be easily shared via different apps.
Snapseed is a photo editing application from Google made for best suiting touch screens so that you can edit your Instagram worthy pictures on the go. It is one of the best pictures editing applications in the market. (Go check out our article about 10 photo editing apps you should try!)
Google Lens works on the image recognition technology developed by Google. It gives you the relevant information on the object you want, just take some pictures and let the lens be the detective for you.
Google Earth takes the satellite view of Google Maps to the next level. You can explore the whole world from above with satellite imagery and 3D terrain of the entire globe and 3D buildings in hundreds of cities around the world. You can go anywhere in the world and see its 360 degrees view. With its “Voyager” i.e. a collection of guided tours from BBC Earth, NASA, National Geographic, and more, you can see the world with a new point of view.
Google Fit: Activity Training and Fitness
Google has worked with World Health Organisation (WHO) and American Heart Association (AHA) to design the Google Fit application that gives you two new activity goals: Move Minutes and Heart Points and aims at improving the user’s health. You can also track your workouts from your phone or your watch, monitor your goals, get customized tips and actionable coaching and even connect it with your favourite apps and devices.
Google Arts and Culture
Google Arts and Culture is the collection of over 1,200 museums, galleries and institutions in 70 countries in your smartphone. If you find yourself continuously curious about history and artefacts, this is the place for you. It features include zoom views of the images, Virtual Reality with the help of Google Cardboard, browsing by time and colour, Virtual tours, personal collection that will include your favourites and many more.
Google also offers a set of applications for business and another one for developers. You can know about them by simply going to “ https://about.google/intl/en/products/ “.
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