Best of Google Android Apps

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April 1st, 2019

Translate languages in real-time on your mobile phone

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Juan Ageitos
Juan Ageitos- tech marketer #spanglish
Super helpful when visiting far corners of the world. You can even have a conversation with the locals and they'll love your effort to communicate. You can download languages for offline use.
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!
40 Alternatives to Google Translate

Spend less time managing your day, now on iOS

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Goldy Arora
Goldy Arora- Goldy Arora
I would go with Google Calendar. 1. create a secondary calendar for e.g "Team Calendar" in your Google Calendar. 2. Share it with required people. 3. All team members with whom this calendar is shared can select items in this calendar to be displayed in their calendar. 4. Now whenever you create any item on this shared calendar, all members can see that in t… See more
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!
13 Alternatives to Google Calendar

Save your thoughts, wherever you are

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Ricardo Alamino
Ricardo Alamino- Front-end Developer
I just use that everywhere.
Prajakt Karanjkar
Prajakt Karanjkar- Content Marketer
I would always recommend Google Keep for its simplicity and simply fluid user experience. Keep may feel a basic note-taking app at first sight but it does a lot than one can expect. Moreover, Keep Android app just received Google's new material design 2.0 interface, which makes taking notes on your Android phone extremely easy and interesting. It shows you l… See more
Farzal Khan
Farzal Khan- Marketing and Community Manager
Love this app! Its easy to use, efficient and best part can access from anywhere.
Rating and price
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.
15 Alternatives to Google Photos

Google Spotlight Stories is the Oscar nominated, Emmy award-winning platform for immersive storytelling. We are artists and technologists exploring narrative in emerging technologies and experimenting with story in new and thoughtful ways.

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The Verge
Google has announced that it's shutting down Spotlight Stories, its in-house film studio focused on producing 360-degree videos for phones. "Google Spotlight Stories is shutting its doors after over six years of making stories and putting them on phones, on screens, in VR, and anywhere else we could get away with it," reads a statement given to by Google.
1 Alternatives to Google Spotlight Stories

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. :)
10 Alternatives to Google Hangouts

Helps presenters connect with their audiences

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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.
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
3 Alternatives to Google Slides Q&A

Exploring the world with all your travel info in one place

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Lullaby Tom
Lullaby Tom- Readmore...
best choice for me and my family.
Leon Overweel
Leon Overweel
Google Trips is amazing - I used it to plan our stops on a road trip my friends and I took to the Isle of Skye recently and I can't recommend it enough.
Ureeda Asim
Ureeda Asim- Content Creator | Content Marketer
Best app for planning each and every route and stop for your road trip - Google Trips. I highly recommend it.
18 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!

Photos from the past, meet scanner from the future

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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.
Product Pearson
Product 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.
Anshuman Chadda
Anshuman Chadda- MD MPH; Physician Entrepreneur
DIY way to digitize old photos. I would recommend you use a really HQ camera and spend a couple of hours getting these photos digitized. Google Photos is Legit if you haven't realized yet. For individual photos, I would recommend using one off services like Upwork or Fiverr.
3 Alternatives to PhotoScan by Google
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