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September 13th, 2017

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

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.
Rating and price
15 Alternatives to Gboard by Google

Smart messaging app that helps you say more and do more.

Google Allo is a smart messaging app that helps you say more and do more. Express yourself better with stickers, doodles, and HUGE emojis & text. Allo also brings you the Google Assistant

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Gaurav Agrawal
Gaurav Agrawal- Coder, Thinker, Curious observer
This can be done via Google allo.
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The Verge
Google said back in December that the messaging service would be shut down at some point in March, and a banner across the official Allo website has since confirmed that March 12th, 2019, will be its last day in operation.
5 Alternatives to Google Allo

Exploring the world with all your travel info in one place

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Shamit Khemka
Shamit Khemka- M.D. - SynapseIndia
"Google Trips" is one of my favorite trip planning apps. Exploring the world has become easier with this app.
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.
19 Alternatives to Google Trips

Google's new phones, Pixel and Pixel XL

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Arun Sathiya
Arun Sathiya- Happiness Engineer, Automattic
I love how Google is trying to bring a new Apple in Android. I cannot wait to see how the Pixel lineup shapes up in the coming days.
Valentin
Valentin- Investor & board member @ Ikigai
The perfect phone to always get the last Android updates !
9 Alternatives to Pixel by Google

A new service for helping businesses recruit

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TechCrunch
The recruitment market is big business - worth some $554 billion annually according to the most recent report from the World Employment Confederation. In the tech world, that translates into a big opportunity to build tools to make a recruiter's work easier, faster and more likely of su...
15 Alternatives to Hire, by Google

Google's Alexa competitor, an in-home voice assistant

Google Home is your home assistant, controlled by your voice. You can ask whatever is on your mind from playing some music, or just a curious question to some hands-free shopping. It will be glad to assist you and your needs. It comes in three different sizes and four colors to match your interior and pairs with your smart home.

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Kunal Bhatia
Kunal Bhatia- Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp
@brianroemmele thinks Voice First gifts will be in the top 5 Mother's Day gifts: https://twitter.com/BrianRoemmel... You can see that Target ad for some other ideas.
Jack Dweck
Jack Dweck- Product Manager at Unroll.Me
I know you already have a Google Home, but I'm adding it here for others. :) Most smart home gadgets can now be controlled by voice using an Amazon Echo or Google Home. For example, to control your Philips Hue lightbulbs, you can say "Hey Google, turn on the lights". Although the Echo has more integrations than Google Home does, I find that Google Assistan… See more
Kevin Lou
Kevin Lou- Experience @ Italic
It also doesn't hurt that it looks great! The Google Home is as visible or invisible as you want it to be.
Around the web
The Verge
Apple Music is coming to Google Home, according to Google's own iOS app for managing its smart speakers. A MacRumors reader first noticed that the Google Home app now lists Apple Music as a service that can be integrated, although the ability is currently non-functional.
28 Alternatives to Google Home

Google's new tool turns boring data into GIFs!

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The Next Web
Google wants to be the Giphy for turning boring data into awesome animated illustrations - sort of. The search engine titan announced it has launched a handy animation tool that essentially lets you turn tedious number charts into slightly more entertaining GIF illustrations.
Mashable
Google wants to help make your research look better. To help journalists share their research and tell stories in a more visual and appealing way, Google just launched Data GIF Maker, a data visualization creator. "Data visualizations are an essential storytelling tool in journalism, and though they are often intricate, they don't have to be complex," Google… See more
TechCrunch
Google's News Lab launched a new tool for making basic data GIFs today. While the Data GIF Maker is mostly geared toward journalists, anybody can use it to make some halfway interesting visuals based on all kinds of data. But don't get too excited yet.
16 Alternatives to Data GIF Maker by Google

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.
16 Alternatives to Google Photos

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Anne-Laure Le Cunff
Anne-Laure Le Cunff- Entrepreneur
I would create an internal Google Site, and store the documentation itself on Google Drive, giving access to the right collaborators. This way you can be sure the documentation is always up-to-date, and the Google Site serves as a single point of entry.
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TechRepublic
As of December 2017, the new Google Sites lets you embed HTML and JavaScript, as well as other websites. That's a big change from a year ago when the new Google Sites mostly let you share items from Drive, YouTube, and a few other Google sources.
TechRepublic
A significantly updated and streamlined version of Google Sites goes live for G Suite customers in November 2016. Rapid release track customers should see the update November 9, with scheduled release availability starting November 21. Some things about Google Sites haven't changed. Sites is still a tool to create a basic website.
7 Alternatives to The New Google Sites

From Google Home to your phone, including Google Lens

Alphabet's new Google Assisstant has Google Lens support, Google Home support, and dozens of other features to run your voice-first life.

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Arador
Arador- Founder @ Arador
I find myself using Google Assistant more and more often, increasingly for news.
Amrith Shanbhag
Amrith Shanbhag- Head of Social at Product Hunt
It just works! Plus Google Home :)
Rating and price
17 Alternatives to New Google Assistant

Explore over 150 Google Now voice commands in one place

OK Google is your google voice assistant. Whenever you say "Ok, Google" that means that you are ready to put in a voice command, so it launches. You can ask everything you can check on your phone, on the phone or on the web through your speech.

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Pocketnow
Need help remembering what Google Now can do on your Android phone? Here's an interactive way to learn OK Google commands!
11 Alternatives to OK Google
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