Best of Google Android Apps

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November 1st, 2018

Translate languages in real-time on your mobile phone

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John Ababseh
John Ababseh- Epiphany Enthusiast
When on the go, and in an area without your native tongue speakers, google translate is a must for simple phrases.
Aidha Shaikh
Aidha Shaikh- Software Product Manager
When traveling to places where I'm not fluent in the local language I find GTranslate helps a lot - especially using the camera to read food labels or signs!
John Ababseh
John Ababseh- Epiphany Enthusiast
Never know when you're abroad or get stuck in a situation where a quick translate could be necessary
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36 Alternatives to Google Translate

Spend less time managing your day, now on iOS

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Omer Molad
Omer Molad- Co-founder and CEO @ Vervoe
Pretty easy to use Google's calendar function for scheduling discussions across multiple timezones. Video link is added automatically.
Nirant Kasliwal
Nirant Kasliwal- Maker, Engineer, <3 from India
This is probably the most common tool which is not used well. To me the formula is simple now: Better you manage your calendars the more you can have fun!
Laura Roeder
Laura Roeder- Founder, MeetEdgar & Ropig
TIME BLOCKING is everything! So this is my most important tool for making my resolutions happen.
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13 Alternatives to Google Calendar

Save your thoughts, wherever you are

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Patrick Coombe
Patrick Coombe- CEO, Elite Strategies Llc
Without a doubt, hands down the best! Syncs across all devices, and has a Chrome app. I always use the "send to Keep" feature on my phone, then will tidy it up later. I color code my notes - yellow for "life" notes, orange for "work" and white for miscellaneous notes. you can add photos and tons of other features although the base app does the job.
Anne-Laure Le Cunff
Anne-Laure Le Cunff- Entrepreneur
I know I'm old school, but I love Keep. It's been super easy to onboard other people in my life such as my parents, who may not be super tech-savvy, so we have one place to share to-do lists.
Daveos D
Daveos D
Free, chrome extension, mobile app, simple, unlimited.
12 Alternatives to Google Keep

Automatic backup and unlimited storage for all your photos

Have an access to your pictures from wherever you are, get in touch with people over a topic, share your captures with others, put in your interest and get a feed filled with amazing photos and ideas, based on the connections you created! All that in a simple app called Google+ Photos!

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Joshua Dance
Joshua Dance- Engineer, Product, athlete, indie hacker
Seems like you are looking for something like Google Photos?
recon
recon- Python developer
I'm pretty sure Google Photos quite literally replaced Picasa. Anyways, Photos is absolutely fantastic for categorising and displaying your photos. The AI to organise and separate objects, people, and pets is scarily good (and useful).
Prakash
Prakash- Software Architect
The single app to backup all your photos and share with others. Special AI features with Assistant and ability to search within the photos.
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13 Alternatives to Google Photos

New web app for Google Hangouts cross-device messaging app

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Anne S. Katzeff
Anne S. Katzeff- Designer, Artist, Teacher
Easy to use. Great video and sound quality. Uses less bandwidth than Skype.
Anne-Laure Le Cunff
Anne-Laure Le Cunff- Entrepreneur
Hangouts is now more targeted to business users, but it still does the job if you want something that's platform-agnostic, and using your Gmail address to log in.
Tejas Kinger
Tejas Kinger- SaaS Product Marketing @ Freshworks Inc
Screen sharing over Google Hangouts. Nothing works better than this in terms of ease of use and simplicity. :)
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10 Alternatives to Google Hangouts

Helps presenters connect with their audiences

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Ben Clark
Ben Clark- professional scratch dev
Your audience can ask questions with a link and you can answer them and put them on screen
Anne-Laure Le Cunff
Anne-Laure Le Cunff- Entrepreneur
Google Slides Q&A makes it super easy to connect with your audience, receive feedback, and let people vote on the questions they'd like the speaker to answer. You can also let the audience ask questions anonymously. The best part: it works with any mobile device.
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2 Alternatives to Google Slides Q&A

Exploring the world with all your travel info in one place

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Wade Armstrong
Wade Armstrong- Guy who builds things with technology.
Does a great job of pulling in itinerary and suggesting destinations, but has a hard time supporting scheduled things e.g. tickets you buy to access a specific destination at a specific time.
Deniz Vatan
Deniz Vatan- Developer, sailor, dart player, diver ..
It syncs your trip information from Gmail, and shows things to do. Also, you can plan your trip and save. You can see all the reservations from this app.
Ian Rumac
Ian Rumac- Android Developer @ Undabot
Google trips is amazing! Instead of switching between emails and maps and googling stuff I need, I can just use one app that has it all - automatically gets tickets and hotel bookings from my email, downloaded an offline map, pinpointed the most important things on it and it even suggests stuff you can do. It's awesome.
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17 Alternatives to Google Trips

Smarter, easier, and more assistive music streaming service

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thomas ross
thomas ross- Startup analyser and investor
Google Play. It is much better than Spotify for the following main reasons: The app is more stable and doesn’t freeze or crash - this is very important for me. It is really annoying when Spotify freezes, and takes a long time to close the app and re-start, and this happens often. I find the collection of music is greater on Google Play. Its quick and easy … See more
Kesava Mandiga
Kesava Mandiga- Curious cat. Writer. Explorer.
Google's music subscription service. If you've used the Play Music app in the past, you'll be right at home.
Napoleon Suarez
Napoleon Suarez- Founder, Fishbox
The subscription for this also gets you a YouTube Red subscription. No ads in YouTube is everything!
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Photos from the past, meet scanner from the future

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Aaron M. Villegas
Aaron M. Villegas- OntheSpot
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Austin Sandmeyer
Austin Sandmeyer- Thinker/Student/Rockstar
I'd recommend PhotoScan too... Will take you time but you have no worries around losing them along the way.
Ash Pearson
Ash Pearson- Product Manager @ Property4Media
Really good app. Scans well and doesn't have the flash/glare issue that other apps seems to due to an algorithm that removes it. It's clever, but takes time if you have lots and lots of photos.
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3 Alternatives to PhotoScan by Google
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