Google has basically dominated our world, there is no question Google does not have an answer for. It also provides direction to destinations through the map and serves as an email client. There are several things Google can do for us and if you’re using a smartphone, you can download them as apps. If you’re using an iOS or Android device, there are about 7 essential Google Mobile Apps you can download from your play store for better productivity. They include:
This is the first thing Google was known for. It’s one of the search engines online. Even if your mobile device’s default web browser has a search bar built into it, it’s nice to have the native Google Search app installed to streamline all your searches across your Google account and remember any previous searches you made. If you already have an Android device, you likely don’t need to worry about installing the app since it should be built right into the operating system.
Gmail / Google Mobile Apps
If you have a Google account, and most people do, you likely have a Gmail webmail account as well. Although most people love Gmail and use it frequently, not everyone uses it. If you don’t use it at all, you probably don’t need to download it. If you do, you’ll definitely want to have the great Gmail app installed on your device. It saves you the stress of going to your web browser every day, and you can even use push notifications.
Google Maps / Google Mobile Apps
Save yourself the trouble of getting lost and asking someone for directions the old-fashioned way by downloading Google Maps for iPhone and of course for Android if you don’t have it already. Mobile devices and location-based apps were made for each other. It helps you find your way.
It’s one thing to have Google Maps, and if you use it a lot, you can get a more realistic view of almost any location with the Google Earth mobile app. Google Earth offers you high-quality digital imagery of roads, buildings, major landmarks, trails, and more. Having it installed on your phone is quite useful for when you want an actual view of a specific place while on the go.
Does your current mobile web browser give you everything you want? Why not try Google Chrome? If you already use Chrome as your preferred web browser on a regular computer, it might actually make a lot of sense to start using it from your mobile device as well, mainly because it syncs up all your stuff across your account.
Google Drive is Google’s very own cloud storage service. It’s free, and very useful if you’re a big fan of Google Docs, Gmail, and other Google tools. You can use it to store files, documents, photos and anything you want so it can be accessed from any computer or mobile device. Some people prefer Dropbox or iCloud, but Google Drive measures up quite well in comparison.
Whether you like to watch videos on your mobile device or not, it’s always useful to have YouTube installed anyway. Even if you don’t watch videos on your phone, any search query could pull up a result for a video, and more often than not, it’s from YouTube. If you have the YouTube app installed, it will trigger the YouTube app when you select a video to watch from search results.