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10 Useful Google Apps that You Might Need

The search-giant Google, without which we can’t pass a single day, has many stuffs apart from providing you answers from its search box. Like Gmail, Google drive, Google Docs, the tech-monster indeed contain several apps each being really useful, but remains unfamiliar. In fact, Google has an app for every sector of requirement.

Here are 10 apps by Google that might serve a purpose on your smartphone.

Action Blocks

Action Blocks is somewhat like Siri Shortcuts on iOS only less capable. It allows you to create, well, blocks on your home screen which when tapped perform an action.

Action Blocks is powered by Google Assistant, so it can only do things that the Google Assistant can. For example, you can control your smart home devices with a tap, instead of asking Google Assistant. It is a most useful Google Assistant accessibility app for people who can’t speak or don’t wish to.

Download Action Blocks here: for Android , for Apple – Not available.

Google One

If you’re paying for extra storage on your Google account, the Google One app has some valuable extras you shouldn’t overlook.

The app can help you manage that Google storage allotment as well as your device’s backups, for one. But more significantly, it’ll give you the option to activate a free virtual private network, or VPN, to add an extra layer of security onto your data connections and make sure no one else can see or intercept what you’re sending.

It’s the sort of assurance that typically costs a fair amount of coin to enjoy, but if you’re already paying for Google storage, anyway, it’s there and waiting to be activated on your favorite Android phone.

Download Google One here: for Android , for Apple.

Google Primer

For those who wants to learn about digital marketing, SEO related stuffs, Google Primer could be a good platform. The app includes content on SEO, sales, marketing, digital advertising, content marketing and branding among others. It works with or without internet.

Download Google Primer here: For Android , for Apple.


Socratic is an educational app by Google that is specially made for students from high school and universities. Socratic gives answers to questions from any subjects with the best possible online resource. The subjects include algebra, chemistry, biology, geometry etc., mostly dealing with high school level.

Google has partnered with several teachers and educators to create visual explanations, and proffers an update often, adding more subjects into the app.

Download Socratic here: For Android , for Apple.

Photo Scan

PhotoScan, as the name implies, is a simple android app by Google that scan photos for you. Powered by Google’s AI, it tries to remove the shining light from photos of photos you take. This renders the app uniqueness out of bunch of the other photo-scanning apps that simply scan photos.

Download PhotoScan here: For Android , for Apple.

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Read Along

This is an app for kids that lets them to learn other languages via a simple ‘reading along’ tutor method. Children can learn English, Spanish, Portuguese and Indian languages such as Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bangla, Marathi, and Urdu.

Designed for children of 5 age and above, the app encourages the child to repeat the wordings aloud. Read along also comes with an in-app assistant – Diya, that would listen to the kids speaking and offers positive feedback in real-time.

Download Read Along here: For Android , for Apple.


You might have come across photography related app ‘Snapseed’. But little did you know that it is made by google. If you had, it’s well and good.

Snapseed by Google, is an advanced Android photo editing app that has a clean UI and effective editing looks. The app has a plethora of tools that blends your photo to have the finest look. Snapseed is peculiar having effects that makes photos ‘aesthetic’, high-quality and also has exclusive tools that’s seldom seen in any other editing apps.

Download Snapseed here: For Android , for Apple.

Google Opinion Rewards

Google Opinion Rewards

One of the most unfamiliar apps that had to be on your phones is this ‘Google Opinion Rewards’. As the name says, the app notifies you on a new survey and credits you with money – 10 cents upto a dollar on your Play Store account, after filling out the survey questions.

This could be useful when you want to purchase apps or books from Play Store, as you can’t use the credit anywhere else.

Download Google Opinion Rewards here: For Android , for Apple.

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Google Arts & Culture

Google’s Arts & Culture is especially for art lovers, having a collection of those from art movements to historical events.

The app’s peculiarity is this Google Map like ‘Street-View’ feature that shows insides of the most popular museums in the world, so you can walk through them while still sitting in your home. Google also provides a VR android app for a more immersive experience.

Download Google Arts & Culture here: For Android , for Apple.

Files by Google

Files has an exceptional search system, as you’d expect, and it has a supremely handy system for analyzing your phone’s local storage and finding quick ‘n’ easy ways to free up space.

Files also proffers easy ‘file-sharing’ feature within its app, that lets you to share high-sized videos or documents in the least possible time. I am personally using this app, especially for this feature. It’s great.

Download Files by Google here: For Android , for Apple – Not available yet.

Google Street View

Google Street View is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides interactive panoramas from positions along many streets in the world. It was launched in 2007 in several cities in the United States, and has since expanded to include cities and rural areas worldwide. Streets with Street View imagery available are shown as blue lines on Google Maps.

However, Google had announced recently on Nov 2, 2022 that the firm had planned to discontinue Street view app from 2023. Until then, you can download the app from playstore or Appstore and use it.

Download Google Street View here: For Android , for Apple.

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