Best Google Apps

Google's got a lot of apps. Maybe even too many, in certain cases. However, it can be difficult to know which apps are worth downloading and which should be avoided. Thankfully we have taken the time to find the best Google Apps that will help to simplify your life.

    Google Chrome is the most popular web browser on the market, and for good reason. It provides an easy to use and clean interface, solid connectivity across devices and a massive library of extensions. That said, it's resource-hungry and has a spotty track record when it comes to privacy.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Google Classroom is a free application which enables teachers to collaborate and communicate with students. Google Classroom serves as a hub for student work and classroom resources. Google Classroom is available to download for free on iOS and Android devices. Google Classroom can be utilized by any eLearning professionals and online educators who have already created a Google Apps for Education account for free. In essence, Google Classroom is designed to give online facilitators, content creators and educators the ability to go paperless and centralize their eLearning materials in one cloud-based location.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Google Calculator is the official calculator app from Google that comes installed as standard on almost every Android device. The calculator includes all the features you'd expect, including basic calculation tools and also some advanced features (sine, cosine, tangents, equations, etc.). Google Calculator app has now surpassed the 1 billion download milestone over on the Play Store. Google Calculator is available for free to download on Android devices.

    Devices: Android


    Google Calendar is one of the most popular calendar apps. Not only is it simple to use, but it also has seamless integration with other Google apps. This means you can add events straight from Gmail or from your to-do lists on Google Task. Sharing a schedule with Google Calendar is easy; all you have to do is add email addresses to the calendar or share the calendar’s unique link. You can tweak the settings so that anyone who has access to it can edit or add events. With everyone’s schedule laid out on Google Calendar, you can manage carpools, major school presentations, plane ticket reservations, upcoming family events, and other important occasions. Google Calendar is a life planning app that keeps you on top of your work and personal commitments.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Google Podcasts is a fairly standard podcast app with playback speed controls and the ability to skip silence segments. Google Podcasts is 100% free to use, and if you're deep in Google's ecosystem, it's the option that makes the most sense. If you're looking to keep track of your podcasts, the Google Podcasts app is now available for both iPhone and Android devices.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    If you as a parent are looking for an app that will improve the reading skills of your toddlers and babies, check out Read Along by Google. Also known as Bolo in India, Read-Along is a friendly reading app available for children above 5 years of age. The app works offline so you can simply download the material and there you go. It is free of charge and comes with no ads so there’s no way any information leaves your phone. 

    Devices: Android


    Google Keyboard is an intelligent keyboard that will allow you to write faster than you normally do thanks to the ability to create and personalize keyboard gestures. With this feature, you can write words or even entire sentences in less than two seconds. Google Keyboard is a rapid-typing tool from Google, so you know it has support for 26 different languages and dictionaries and is completely compatible with all Android smartphones and tablets.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Google Keep let you create notes, edit and organize them on-the-go. You can use this note taking app to add lists, photos, and audio to your notes. Finding notes on Google Keep is made simple as it supports filtering them based on color or attributes like shared notes, audio notes, list with images, etc. Google Keep adds note-taking and syncing to Google Drive and Android devices, but compared with similar services, it's a merely a fawn trying to find its legs.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Google Play Books app is an excellent app that can be accessed on Android as well as on iOS devices. This audiobook app allows users to digest content through ebooks, textbooks, audiobooks, and comic books. Google Play Books is available for free to download for iOS and Android devices.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Google Maps is the number one go-to travel app that you can use to explore destinations before you arrive and make a note of places that look interesting by adding a star or flagging them on the map. As your travel plans shape up, you can use the map to put together a plan for the day by visiting places that are grouped together. You can also save your maps offline so that you won't get lost even if you don't have data on your phone.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Google Hangouts is a communication platform developed by Google which includes messaging, video chat, SMS and VOIP features.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Google mobile search app brings Google Search to mobile devices. With the Google search app, it’s easy to use the internet’s top search engine, even on a mobile device. The Google Search app download is available on iTunes and Google Play.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad