Top 10 Google Apps for iPhone Ranked Better to Best
Every Android user migrating to an iPhone should be happy to learn that many of their Google services can make the transition with them. iOS users should also look at Google useful selection of apps for iPads and iPhones, particularly if they own an Android device. Here are Google iOS apps ranked from better to best.
10. GoogleAt time of writing Google search is still the default search service on every iOS device. While you can use other search engines (including the ultra private DuckDuckGo), Google Search is still the one that delivers the most effective results. The iOS app delivers spookily accurate results, but it also lets you sidestep Siri and use Google Now to search for things online (so long as you in the app).
You can navigate through search results with ease, and (in common with most Google apps) can also hand tasks across to other Google apps on your iOS device. When used with other Google apps this one also lets you set reminders, send texts and emails, make video calls and more. It can search across other compatible apps for what you need, contacts, music and more. The one challenge with the app is that, while it is incredibly promising, it lacks the deep integration you find with Apple own apps as it needs to work on top of Apple system. All the same, if you want a life more Google, you should start here, though its lack of system wide notifications is frustrating.
Get Google at the App Store.
9. Google News and WeatherMore people find their news through Google News than read any daily newspaper. With an international reach and sophisticated algorithms, it does a great job of keeping you connected with local and international events. It monitors over 65,000 publications, is available in multiple language editions, and lets you follow news by topic, keyword, and more. However, perhaps because of its success and the company market power, there are several reasons to avoid using the service as your primary news source particularly as fake news penetrates seemingly reputable news media.
Google has a love/hate relationship with publishers. Content creators in some countries forbid the company using their stories, arguing that doing so reduces the reason for readers coque samsung galaxy j3 2016 couleur to visit their sites. Others argue that by becoming the world news front page, Google is accumulating too coque samsung j5 2016 jesus much power without any of the responsibility a publishing company carries. Google robots control what content is highlighted and what is not, this gives the company the power to define global current affairs debate by choosing which topics (or titles) are given importance. Google also habitually changes its News search criteria without alerting publishers of its plans, throttling coverage of some titles seemingly on a whim. This also threatens objective coverage of the company, as publishers may fear to criticize the company in case it reduces coque samsung galaxy j3 dragon ball their coque huawei 1 chance of landing on Google result pages.
There is no doubt that Google News is a fantastically effective news aggregation service, but unresolved questions and the threat of abuse of its power means it gets marked down to three stars it good, but don use it as your only news source.
Google News and Weather at the App Store
8. Gmail Most people keep at least one Gmail email account, if only for the huge quantity of free email storage Google provides with the service. iPhone users can easily access their Gmail messages in Mail (set up is baked inside the OS), but some of Gmail most useful features aren accessible from the Apple app. In contrast, Google app provides many of the best features Gmail provides when accessed using a browser, such as instant email updates, a priority email box, a spam reporting tool, and fast and accurate Archive search. However, for me, the Gmail app best feature is its support for Labels. Why does this matter Labels are a fantastic way to keep your coque iphone 4 avant email organized if you are working on multiple concurrent projects. All you need to do is remember to label important project emails as they come in, and in the future you will find it much easier to track project focused conversation than you might do when attempting to find those items in Mail. The one feature coque disney pour samsung j5 2017 every Gmail app user seems most keen on is the Send button, which you drag up from the bottom of the screen for just a few moments after sending a message. While Safari minimalist chic means the browser gets out of your way while you engage with site content, Chrome overall UI just isn as sophisticated. Chrome is a nice additional browser to supplement Safari, but isn (yet) a coque iphone 4 hollister suitable replacement for Apple solution.
Google Chrome at the App Store
6. Google Sheets This is a great tool if you are a Windows user creating Excel files you like to work on with iPhone and/or Android users, as it will save and open those files and let others collaboration on them coque samsung j5 strass through the app. The problem is that Google Sheets provides a more limited range of tools than you find in Excel (or Apple Numbers, come to coque chat samsung galaxy j3 2017 that), though its capacity to create functions and calculations makes that part of what it does coque pour samsung j3 2016 en silicone closer to Excel. While it isn always suitable for professional use, the app does have the coque samsung j5 2017 zen advantage of being free and available across Android devices. The app does ship with a small number of austere templates, but it true to say that if you want to build graphically pleasing templates you want to use Apple or Microsoft solution. Even chart creation is limited though the speed with which the app crunches through calculations and the ease with which you can navigate its available tools do help it regain a little credibility. What sets the app apart is its built in collaborative tools, which mean multiple people can work on a document at the same time though its capacity to create functions and calculations they can even see what the rest of the team are doing.
In conclusion, while Google Sheets coque huawei p9 has a lot to recommend it, it remains overshadowed by Apple and Microsoft own apps.
Google Sheets at the App Store
5. Google DriveCheaper than iCloud, Google Drive is a useful repository for all coque protection samsung j5 2017 of your files, including videos, photos, and coque huawei pro documents. The app is very much like Google web based service which means it provides a selection of useful sharing and collaboration tools. It also provides accurate search tools and is boosted by an intelligent analytics engine (Quick Access) which will often figure out what files you going to want to access before you start looking for them it may dig out the file you need for a meeting scheduled in Google Calendar, for example. What makes this useful is that iPhone and Android users (and anyone with access to a web browser) can use Drive to work on documents and other projects together, which makes it a highly useful team for cross platform teams.
There a lot to love for iPhoneographers, too. Google Drive provides coque samsung s5 so much space (15GB, free) that you can upload your entire image library there and still have space, and you can select items you have uploaded to your Drive for offline viewing.
Get Google Drive at the App Store.
4. WazeGoogle community based traffic and route finder app is highly recommended by users, who enjoy the services slick approach to figuring out the fastest route between destinations. Unlike Google Maps, Waze is a social service. Drivers can use their iPhone to build and use live maps, create turn by turn voice navigation, and watch for real time traffic updates while they drive. It does this by analyzing driving times to figure out smarter routes and to deliver traffic updates. Waze users can also report traffic incidents, jams, or even speed traps and the app will identify coque samsung s7 new routes in response to changing coque samsung galaxy j5 2017 transparente bleu road traffic congestion patterns. Waze will also track fuel prices in the local area, enabling users to fill their vehicles up at coque samsung galaxie j3 2017 licorne the lowest possible cost.
Waze critics observe that the app tracks and keeps information about your travel to make recommendations, which may be a threat to privacy. Waze argues that it offers users full control over privacy settings, and that (like all Google apps) you gain convenience in exchange for your loss of privacy.
Get Waze at the App Store.
3. YouTubeNo one does video like Google. If you are looking for obscure clips from TV shows you saw when you were a child, rare rock star footage, or little known documentaries, YouTube probably has you covered. The service is expanding, too it recently reached a deal to offer cable users free access to a range of TV shows in the US, and it already offers music streaming services. The capacity to upload your own video, sharing tools, dedicated artist pages, and picture in picture viewing means YouTube should be on every iPhone. A recent Chromecast update means iOS users can even cast YouTube clips from their smartphone to an Apple TV, making your iPhone even more useful. This ads free service brings all your YouTube clips and ads Google Play Music streaming support to the app.
Get YouTube on the App Store.
2. Google TranslateGoogle Translate can handle 52 languages in offline mode, though you do need to download the relevant language pack. To set offline mode you must tap the arrow next to the language name to download that pack. The app lets you translate text, websites, but its killer feature is Word Lens, the ability to point your iPhone camera at text to generate a near instant translation of the words you see. This has coque iphone 4s carrefour traditionally generated some amusing mistranslations, but a big service update in late 2016 means it has become a great deal more accurate. (Google claims 60 percent more accuracy). In part this is because Google changed the way the service handled grammar rather than translating each individual word and then attempting to make sense of them all, it now coque bois samsung j3 2016 translates words as a group. This helps the engine retain meaning, though it still estimates that meaning, so translations are still not perfect.
Should you install this on your iPhone I think so. Word Lens is so coque de telephone citation samsung galaxy j3 2016 useful when you are travelling that no one should leave home without it.
Get Google Translate on the App Store.
1. Google Maps for NavigationApple Maps got off to an incredibly poor start. I use both services and in my experience the difference between the two is no longer that great, but Google service retains some advantages: It seems to provide a slightly smarter routing algorithm, by which I mean I find Apple Maps doesn always offer the best route between A and B, but Google Maps usually does. The ability to download maps for offline viewing is a huge advantage for travellers seeking to reduce costly data roaming charges.
Both services offer different views and can customize maps for different uses (walking or driving, for example). Both also provide information about traffic congestion. Google service remains a little more up front with such information, you need to squint to make out road traffic warnings on Apple Maps. Google also provides more detailed public transit information than Apple, including easy to access timetables and more…