100+ Google Apps That You Didn’t Know Exist

Google has become a daily part of most people’s lives. Whether Gmailing, Google searching, Google Mapping, or watching a Youtube video- Google’s most popular products have weaved themselves into the fabric of our culture. But what about Google’s lesser known apps? You might be surprised to learn that Google has 160 Android Apps on the Google Play Store, many of which you probably never knew existed. We compiled a full (yet compact) list, sorting the results by rating volume (ascending) to help surface the lesser known apps. My personal favorite is Jamboard: an app for Google’s tech-infused whiteboard that you can buy right now for $5,000. You’ll see a lot of apps that are pre-installed on devices or apps intended only for internal use, but there are also some gems that might surprise you which we’ve placed in bold. You might not be able to download them (depending on your devices) but it’s fun to see everything that Google has on its Android plate (in addition to Android itself, of course). Here are all 160 Google Apps with their rating count in parenthesis: Voice Access (1) – for users with difficulty operating a touch screen Android TV Remote Service (1) – for use with Android TV Remote Android TV Home (2) – home screen and launcher for Android TV devices Android TV Core Services (3) – support package for Android TV devices Local Services ads by Google (4) – ads for local service people YouTube Kids for Android TV (5) – YouTube Kids customized for Android TV devices YouTube TV (7) – cable-free live TV Jacquard by Google (15) – for use with Levi Commuter Smart Jacket Gmail Go (16) – lightweight version of Gmail for Go devices Project Baseline (27) – human health diary for Project Baseline participants only Google Assistant Go (28) – lightweight version of Google Assistant for Go devices Google Clips (29) – companion app for Google Clips Camera Measure (32) – take measurements with AR enabled devices Tango (38) – augmented reality for supported devices Audio Factory (42) – virtual reality experience showcasing spacial audio Backdrop Daydream (44) – turn your TV into a screensaving piece of art Daydream Elements (50) – collection of demos for developers to learn VR app/game design Google app for Android TV (56) – used for google search experience on Android TVs Tango Core (56) – used to update Tango framework Google Time Zone Data (56) – keeps Pixel and Nexus devices up to date with time changes Google Arts & Culture VR (101) – museum exhibits through Google Daydream experience Android Things Toolkit (118) – for use with Android Things developer kit Study Kit (125) – upload and view data from Google Study Kit devices Live Channels (126) – for watching Live TV on eligible devices eSIM Manager (171) – manage carrier profiles on eSIM compatible devices Android Device Enrollment (173) – for use by admins with Google Apps for Education Jamboard (190) – for use with Google’s digital collaborative whiteboard Android TV Launcher (194) – launcher screen for Android TV experience Google Cast Receiver (257) – pre-installed on Google TV devices for casting Beacon Tools (293) – register bluetooth low energy beacons and create attachments Hangouts Chat (341) – communication tool built for teams Data Transfer Tool (423) – system app that’s only pre-installed on devices YouTube for Android TV (424) – for using YouTube on Android TV devices Creative Preview (730) – lets developers test their mobile ad display Daydream Keyboard (817) – on-screen keyboard during VR use Google Cloud Search (838) – for G Suite users to search everywhere Accessibility Scanner (894) – helps developers improve accessibility design in their apps YouTube VR (1k) – experience YouTube in virtual reality Interactive Events (1k) – only for Google Events, provides live speaker/guest features Android Device Policy (1k) – for IT Admins using Google for Business Pixel Ambient Services (1k) – pixel-only features based on local based content Google Maps Go (1.4k) – light version of the popular Google Maps app Hangouts Meet (1.4k) – HD video meetings with 30+ people Google BrailleBack (1.7k) – helps blind users make use of Braille devices Expeditions (1.8k) – virtual reality teaching tool similar to field trips ARCore (1.9k) – Android’s SDK for Augmented Reality One Today (2.5k) – Charitable Giving app highlighting $1 suggestions each day Google Support Services (2.5k) – to share your screen with Google Customer Support Rep Zagat (2.5k) – restaurant reviews Daydream (2.6k) – virtual reality browser and platform AR Stickers (3k) – animated stickers for use in Google Pixel phones Screenwise Meter (3.1k) – only for people in one of Google’s market research panels Science Journal (3.1k) – free digital science notebook Intersection Explorer (3.2k) – for vision impaired people to navigate better Street Art Watch Face (3.2k) – watch faces from a Google Art Project Cloud Console (4.1k) – manage your cloud platform from phone or tablet Crowdsource (4.6k) – gameified data contributions to Google services and products Trusted Contacts (5.8k) – personal safety app that connects family/friends and locations Google Express (6.5k) – shopping service with free delivery and returns Adwords Express (6.8k) – ad creation and campaigns from mobile Project Fi (7k) – for those using Project Fi as a wireless carrier Google Family Link (7.1k) – limit and moderate your children’s phone use YouTube for Google TV (7.1k) – YouTube for use with old Google TV devices MyGlass (7.2k) – for use with Google Glass hardware Cardboard Design Lab (7.5k) – immersive journey that teaches vr design principles Google Play Console (7.7k) for Android Developers to access/manage their app listing Pixel Launcher (10.4k) – home screen experience for Google Pixel devices Google VR Services (10.9k) – functionality to Cardboard and Daydream apps Google WiFi (12.8k) – control Google WiFi hubs or OnHubs from your phone Toontastic 3D (14.5k) – draw, animate, and narrate your own cartoon characters Google Admin (16.3k) – manage Google Cloud account on the go Google Cantonese Input (16.1k) – for typing in Cantonese using English sounds Cardboard Camera (18.5k) – capture and share moments in virtual reality Chrome Canary (19.9k) – includes experimental features for Chrome Google Arts & Culture (22k) – virtual museum visiting tool with exhibit info Google I/O 2017 – for attendees of Google’s annual developer event Google Trips (23.8k) – travel planning tool that works offline Google Assistant (24k) – quickly access Google Assistant with one tap Datally (26.7k) – mobile data manager to help you monitor and save Android TV Remote Control (26.7k) – remote app for Android TV Google AdWords (26.8k) – mobile dashboard for ad campaigns YouTube TV (27k) – cable-free live TV Google Spotlight Stories (30k) – immersive experiences in mobile 360 and VR Calculator (36k) – does math. 1+1=2. Phone (37k) – improved calling features Contacts (39k) – view and sync all your contacts and their information Carrier Services (42k) – for integration with carriers and Android Messages app Google Adsense (49k) – mobile dashboard for advertising revenue from adsense/admob PhotoScan (53k) – scan and save printed photos Google Zhuyin Input (55k) – for traditional Chinese input Wallpapers (58k) – app to select or rotate your phone’s wallpaper image Google Apps Device Policy (58k) – for businesses using G Suite on company-owned Android devices Google Pay Send (60k) – send money by e-mail or phone numbers Chrome Dev (60k) – includes Chrome’s newest beta features Google My Business (63k) – manage your business listing on Google Search and Maps Google Classroom (64k) – free service for schools and non-profits to organize courses Google Japanese Input (68k) – Japanese input optimized for Android Google Analytics (73k) – track web analytics and reports on the go Google Korean Input (73k) – gesture typing on Korean keyboard Google My Maps (74k) – keep track of places that matter to you Google Handwriting Input (89k) – translates handwriting input with or without a stylus Wear OS by Google Smartwatch (106k) – sync your smartwatch with your Android Phone YouTube Gaming (117k) – livestream gaming with real-time comments Hangouts Dialer (121k) – make phone calls in the hangouts app Cardboard (126k) – companion app for virtual reality headsets Blogger (135k) – popular blogging platform Clock (158k) – keep track of time and alarms Google Pinyin Input (159k) – optimized for typing Chinese on Android Google Voice (160k) – free phone number for calls, texts, and voicemail across platforms Google Authenticator (167k) – for 2-Step verification codes Chrome Remote Desktop (169k) – set up remote access from your computers with Chrome Files Go (177k) – file management tool to clear up space/storage Android Auto (184k) – makes using smartphone easier/safer while driving Google PDF Viewer (215k) – view, print, and search pdfs without Google Drive Chrome (220k) – web browser Google Slides (231k) – create, edit, and collaborate on presentations Google Fit (240k) – track physical activity and exercise Cloud Print (269k) – user your phone to print documents from a printer Google News & Weather (272k) – headline stories and local news and weather Androidify (289k) – create and share an Android robot character Google Pay (301k) – make in-store payments with your smartphone Google Allo (325k) – unified messaging platform with Google Assistant YouTube Music (338k) – designed for music discovery Google Indic Keyboard (348k) – handwriting and input for languages like Hindi Google Goggles (389k) – search by taking a picture YouTube Studio (391k) – management tool for the creators of YouTube channels Inbox by Gmail (394k) – email inbox with alternative features and design YouTube Kids (409k) – youtube designed specifically for kids’ content Google Home (462k) – control your Chromecast, Google Home, or other enabled devices Google Sheets (466k) – create, edit, and collaborate on speadsheets Find My Device (486k) – method of locating a lost or stolen android phone Google Opinion Rewards (589k) – make money for answering surveys Google Keep (669k) – note-taking and to-do list app Android Messages (670k) text messages via SMS/MMS Snapseed (760k) – professional photo editor Google Docs (763k) – create, edit, and collaborate on documents Google Calendar (825k) – keep track of your schedule, appointments, and events Google Play Newsstand (838k) – personalized news reader Google Now Launcher (847k) – launcher with quick access to Google Now Google Play Movies & TV (869k) – buy or rent the newest movies and TV shows gBoard (Google Keyboard) – keyboard enhanced with built-in Google Search Google TalkBack (1.1M) – accessibility app for blind and vision impaired Google Text-to-Speech (1.1M) – adds “read aloud” features to some apps Google Play Books (1.4M) – for audio and e-books Google Duo (1.7M) – Google’s video calling app Android System Webview (1.7M) – allows Android apps to display web content Google Street View (2.1M) – map-based real-life photo search and browse Google Earth (2.2M) – see almost anywhere in the world first-hand with street view Google Drive (2.5M) – online file storage and collaboration tool in the cloud Hangouts (3.2M) – instant messaging and communication tool Google Play Music (3.3M) – free ad-supported radio and music library GMail (4.4M) – email app Google+ (4.5) – social media platform from Google Google Translate (5.5M) – translate words and sentences between 100+ world languages Google Play Games (6.5M) – download and play games Google (7.4M) – search, browse, and get info Google Maps (8.9M) – real time GPS, navigation, directions, traffic, and transit Google Chrome (9.0M) – secure web browser for Android Google Photos (9.7M) – store and sync all your photos and videos YouTube (28.3M) – popular video sharing platform How many did you know? That’s a lot of apps! How many of these apps did you already know existed? How many do you have installed? Did you try any after reading this article? Let us know in the comments!

source: https://phandroid.com/2018/04/10/google-apps-list-android/
date: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 14:02:08 +0000