Best of Google iOS Apps

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June 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!
44 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

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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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).
Joshua Dance
Joshua Dance- Engineer, Product, athlete, indie hacker
Seems like you are looking for something like Google Photos?
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.

Around the web
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-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.
Anne S. Katzeff
Anne S. Katzeff- Designer, Artist, Teacher
Easy to use. Great video and sound quality. Uses less bandwidth than Skype.
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

Google's Evernote competitor. Your thoughts, wherever you a…

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Arsalan Sajid
Arsalan Sajid- A startup enthusiast at Cloudways
Google Keep helps me and my colleagues by taking daily notes, ideas, voice notes, links, etc, for new work projects and so we do not forget any important details. Google Keep is like an extension of our minds but with many more intelligent functions, where human capacity fails, applications like these help us improve our work performance.
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10 Alternatives to Google Keep for iOS

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

Google Search, GIFs, emojis & more—right from your keyboard

Gboard a new keyboard from Google for your iPhone. It has all the things you would expect from a great keyboard — GIFs, emojis, and Glide Typing — plus Google Search built in.

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Srikkant Srinivasan
Srikkant Srinivasan- CTO, Tartl
Because it is just so cool and easy to use. Among the first apps I download.
Anne-Laure Le Cunff
Anne-Laure Le Cunff- Entrepreneur
Definitely the best keyboard for Android.
Vinit Agrawal
Vinit Agrawal- Co-Founder at Tars (HelloTars.com)
Google' Gboard. You will rarely go wrong with Google.
Around the web
The Verge
Gboard, Google's iOS and Android keyboard app, has quietly updated its design by moving its GIF-making button up next to the word suggestion bar. The GIF-making feature has been around since last September, but it was hidden behind the emoji button on the bottom.
Engadget
For the uninitiated, Gboard puts Search right in the keyboard. And, it also adds GIFs, emoji-centric tools (including type and scrawl to search), and glide and voice typing to the mix -- which may make you kick your other keyboards to the curb. With the latest update, Gboard now boasts 120 languages in total.
Engadget
Simply fire up the Make-a-GIF button and record a Loop, which is a three-second Boomerang-like format. Or a Fast-Forward that lets you record up to a minute of footage and spits out a sped-up GIF. While we can confirm the button's new placement on iOS, as you can see below, we don't see it on Android yet.
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15 Alternatives to Gboard by Google

Turn live photos into cinematic, beautiful GIFs

Turn your Live Photos into epic, cinematic GIFs and video collages with Google’s advanced stabilization technology.

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Craig Davison
Craig Davison- Student
You can use this app to convert live photos from your iPhone to GIFs. As for recording your screen - you can do so if you have a mac via Quicktime :) no jailbreak or anything
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13 Alternatives to Motion Stills by Google

Free storage & automatic organization for all your memories

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Glenn Berkshier
Glenn Berkshier- IT Analyst
Set it and forget it on your mobile device. I never have to worry about the photos I take. Everything goes to Google Photos, and I can clean off my phone's storage once I know there up in the cloud. This is one service that Google totally nailed for its value, ease of use and intelligence.
FerminRP
FerminRP- Growth Hacker
I know every single photo I take will be saved in the cloud for eternity :) I can search by faces, keywords, dates and access all those memories. It now supports google lense if you are on a google pixel.
Nora Conrad
Nora Conrad- Owner of NoraConrad.com
Yes! This app is genius. Everyone should have it on their phones and computers.
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15 Alternatives to Google Photos 2.0

Exploring the world with all your travel info in one place

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Scott Williams
Scott Williams- President, Emisare, Inc.
Google Trips was solid but appears they'll be shutting it down (as a standalone) in August '19
Kunal Bhatia
Kunal Bhatia- Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp
The travel guides in Google Trips are an awesome place to start. I helped my parents plan travel to Europe in half the time it normally takes me time to research things to do. They have suggested itineraries and you can customize things when you're there. A tap of the magic wand when you're on your trip, and you can find cool things to do nearby.
Tom Bielecki
Tom Bielecki- Cofounder, PrintToPeer
I was genuinely surprised with how well the Google Trips apps was thought out. The recommendations are great as well as the offline-first experience, but also the integration into other Google apps.
19 Alternatives to Google Trips
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