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Mention Google products and you’d probably think of Google Search, Gmail, Chrome, YouTube or Android but there are actually more than a hundred Google services and tools that most of us aren’t aware of or know about. So we thought that this would be a great opportunity to look up available but less known Google services and tools. This is what the research turned up.
Note that the list is not exhaustive and does not carry projects or services/tools that were already taken down by the time of this writing. The tools and services were also listed based on their purpose, not taking into account what effects the restructuring of Alphabet has on them.
Do let us know of any tool/service that is missing from the list, in the comments section.
For Shopping & Travel
- Google Express | Android | iOS – Get same day or overnight delivery with Google Express and make payments via Google Wallet to speed up the delivery process.
- Google Shopping – A search engine for products; product info is updated by the merchants that carry the products for sale.
- Google Wallet | Android | iOS – Send money anywhere in the US via email address or phone number. Also known as Android Pay.
- Google Flights – A search engine for flights
- Google News & Weather | Android | iOS – A portal for news and weather personalized by user, category and location.
- Intersection Explorer (Android) – An exploration app for the vision-impaired. The app reads out the name of the roads.
- ZAGAT | Android | iOS – A detailed ratings & reviews city guide as voted by locals and travelers. Applicable in 18 cities only.
Google is obviously more famous as a powerful search engine than all its other services but you might not know that you can search for patents from different countries (stretching all the way back a couple of centuries), trends and even cultural treasures and collections at museums around the world. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
- Google Search
- Google Videos
- Google Images
- Google Books
- Google Patents – A search engine for patents
- Google News Archive – An archive of hundreds of newspapers with issues stretching back to the 1800s.
- Google News
- Google Encrypted Search
- Google Custom Search Engine – A service provided by Google that site owners can use to enable search of content inside their own website.
- Google Cultural Institute – Search for all things culture-related and museum galleries.
- Google Trends – Find out what searches aretrending online at certain periods.
- Google Scholar – The search engine for academic studies. Also include patent searches.
- Google Goggles | Android – Searching via image on mobile. Take a photo of the thing and upload the image to the app to start the search.
- Google Gesture Search | Android – Want to run searches on mobile with gestures? This app allows you to do that by drawing letter or numbers on the screen.
- Speech Retrieval | Android
Read more: 20 Cool Things Google Search Can Do
Online collaboration is now possible and made even more viable with plenty of online tools by Google. Whether you are a remote worker, a student or an offie worker, having access to these editing tools, spreadsheets, messaging services and other tools and services can help make the process smoother.
- Google Keep | Android | Chrome
- Google SMS Channels – Send free SMS to your Group. Available in India only.
- Google Messenger – An alternative messaging app to Hangouts, which lets you send videos, photos, emoji, voice messages and even location info.
- Google Drive | Android | iOS
- Hangouts | Android | Chrome | iOS
- Inbox by Gmail | Android | Chrome | iOS
- Google PDF Viewer | Android
- Google Docs | Android | Chrome | iOS
- Google Sheets | Android | Chrome | iOS
- Google Slides | Android | Chrome | iOS
- Google Forms | Chrome
- Google Calendar | Android | Chrome | iOS
Google offers useful business tools that may help you to run your business in a better way. For instance, you can get customized email domain, find a partner for your business or if you have a striking business plan, get Google to invest and support the idea into fruition. To know more about what Google has for your business take a look below at Google business tools:
- Google Business Solutions – A hub for solutions such as advertising channels and ad opportunities to earn from.
- Google Finance | Chrome – A portal for all finance news
- Google Apps for Work
- Chrome for Work – A browser for deployment in kiosks, signage, high quality conferencing in meetings and more.
- Google Ventures
- Google Partners – Search for partners to further your business with.
- Google Admin | Android
- Google My Business | Android | iOS
- Primer | Android | iOS – A product by Google’s marketers that teaches users about branding, storytelling, remarketing, SEO, programmatic ad buying
Google provides number of powerful ad tools that may help you to advertise your business on websites worldwide, reaching a target audience that you might not have otherwise been able to reach. Google even offers certifications to be an online advertising professional if you are keen to master online advertisement. To know more about Google online advertisement tools, check out the list below:
- AdWords | Android
- Google AdWords Express | Android | iOS
- AdWords Editor
- Adsense | Android | iOS
- Google AdWords Certification
- AdMob | Android | iOS | Unity | Cocos
- DoubleClick by Google
- Creative Preview – Test mobile ads on smartphone or tablet.
- Google Ad Grants – Nonprofit organizations can use this advertising channel to seek donations. Eligible organizations can get $ 10,000 in-kind advertising from Adwords.
Google helps you to analyze trends and data more deeply and with better insight in order to make decisions accordingly. With these data tools, you can conduct consumer surveys to know their needs and requirements for a product or service, get detailed reports on traffic coming to your website, search popularity of keywords over different time periods and much more.
- The Knowledge Graph – Search results organized to provide more answers rather than mere links for users to sift through.
- Think with Google – A newsletter featuring new ways to utilize Google products for better data insight.
- Google Analytics | Android | iOS
- Google Consumer Surveys | Android – The app is known as Google Opinion Rewards.
- Google Correlate – Find searches that correlate with real-world data.
- Google Public Data Explorer – Sort through public data and statistics worldwide.
- Google Account Activity – A collection of all the activities related to a particular Google activity.
- Freebase – Data collected about 39 million topics about people, places and things.
Website Building Tools
Whether you want to get a registered website name, look for an easy way to build a website, speed up your website, make it mobile-friendly or need a fast Public DNS for better performance, all of this can be done with the help of tools listed here.
Google Web Design Tools
Google also has a number of tools a web designer can use, In its toolbox is a wide variety of tools and resources, including programming languages to help a web designer keep their designs up-to-date with the latest technologies. Here are some that can be of service.
- Google Fonts
- Angular JS
- Angular Material
- Google Web Components
- Google Cloud Platform
- Cloud Console | Android
- Google Developers
- Dart – Open source language for app development
- Go Programming Language
- Swiffy – A simple Flash to HTML5 converter
- Google Web Toolkit
- Google Web Designer – Create beautiful, engaging HTML5 content with animation and interactive elements.
- Google URL Shortener
Most of us are familiar with Google Maps only, but Google has many other Map Tools as well. These tools can help you to make your own outdoor or indoor maps for your office or building, create 360-degree views of your office or business place, get latitudes & longitudes of a given address or place and much more.
- Google Maps | Android | Chrome | iOS
- Google Map Maker – Add, review and edit Google maps with local knowledge.
- Google Maps Street View | Android – View places on Google Maps from ground/street level.
- My Maps | Android – Create personalized maps on Google Map to share with friends.
- Google Maps Floor Plan | Android – Maps for building interiors.
Read more: How to Style Google Maps
If you loved Gmail’s two-step authentication, then these tools can also help protect you from digital attacks, robot spamming and other security issues.
- Google Ideas – A platform that supports the freedom of expression and access to information.
- Google Authenticator | Android | iOS – Setup 2-step authentication for multiple mobile devices.
Explore & learn about different places, on Earth, the Moon, Mars, and up in the sky with these great Google Places tools.
- Earth Gallery | Chrome – A gallery of maps with specific themes.
- Google Mars
- Google Moon
- Google Sky
- Google Earth | Android | iOS
- Google Transit – Crowd-sourced transportation and transit lines worldwide.
- Panoramio – Explore the world via travel photos.
Android is more than an OS for mobile, it’s also a development platform for a variety of other smart devices.
- Android TV | App
- Android Wear
- Android Auto
- Android TV Remote Control
- Android Studio – Site for Android Development
- Play Store
- Android Device Manager | App
- Google Now Launcher
Read more: 110+ Google Now Voice Commands You Can Use
We probably know Chrome as the popular browser, loved by some, but when it comes to Chrome, there are other aspects to it you might not know of. There are remote desktop services and a number of devices and services for education and businesses as well as platforms for developers and programmers to showcase their work related to Chrome.
- Chromium OS – Open source operating software
- Chrome Browser | Android | iOS
- Google Toolbar
- Chrome Remote Desktop | Android | iOS
Read more: 11 Ways to Speed Up Google Chrome
If you only know of the Google Translate tool, then you are missing out on the other Google Languages tools that are available. Apart from translation, Google makes it easy to input non-Latin languages such as Japanese, Korean, Chinese and more.
- Google Translate | Android | iOS
- Google Text-to-Speech | Android
- Google Translator Toolkit
- Input Method Editor
Google Image Managers
Whether you want to do professional photo editing, organize your photos more efficiently in the cloud or create 360-degree photo spheres and add 2D & 3D animations for efficient storytelling, these are the handy tools you can use.
- Picasa Web Albums – Gallery of all your photos ever shared via Google services.
- Google Photos | Android | iOS
- Snapseed | Android | iOS – Photo-editing software by Google
- Google Camera | Android
- Google Spotlight Stories | Android | iOS – Mobile film-making software
Read more: 9 Google Photos Features You Need to Know
Apart from browsing through and watching videos at YouTube on regular as well as large screens, you can now manage & monitor your YouTube channels right from your Android or iOS devices easily. If the ads annoy you, there is also a service that lets you bypass that for a fee.
- YouTube | Android | iOS
- YouTube Creator Studio | Android | iOS
- YouTube for Google TV | Android
- YouTube Red – Subscription service for YouTube
Google Public Service
Google being one of the largest organizations around, are in the unique position to connect global communities around the world. With that in mind, here are three services by Google to help reconnect lost friends and family members, donate to noble causes and organizations in need as well as retrieve critical information easily in the time of disasters and crises.
- Google Crises Response – Tools for first responders in areas of crises and disasters
- Google Person Finder – A service to find friends and loved ones in areas hit by natural disasters.
- One Today | Android | iOS – An easy way to donate and support nonprofit causes worldwide.
Whether it is classroom management, virtual field trips or other devices & services dedicated for teachers and students, Google provides a nice set of tools and services for education too.
- Google for Education – A hub for training, resources, devices and tools primed for education in the 21st century.
- Google Classroom | Android | iOS – A tool to organize classes ,distribution of assignments, feedback/grading and class peer communication.
- Field Trip | Android | iOS – Get local information about hidden spots and
- Big Web Quiz for Chromecast | Android | iOS – An ad hoc quiz "show" that can be setup with the use of a Chromecast, its mobile app and a TV.
Although there are thousands of apps on Google Play, there are some flagship apps related to books, music, news and games too. And that’s why we have all of these Google Play store branches.
- Google Play Books | Android | Chrome | iOS
- Google Play Music | Android | iOS
- Google Play Newsstand | Android | iOS
- Google Play Games | Android
Apart from software based tools, services and apps, Google also has a plethora of physical products, some more popular than others.
- Google Self Driving Car
- Google Nexus
- Chromebook Pixel
- Chromecast | Android | iOS
- Google Fiber
- Cardboard | Android
Other Cool Tools By Google
There are a number of products, services and tools that do not fit into any specific category we discussed above so we have listed them here. Every listed item has its own functionality and purpose, do check them out.
- 3D Warehouse by Google – Contains models for buildings, vehicles and more. Fit for 3D modeling and design application, SketchUp
- Google Apps Certifications – Get certified as a specialist for administering and deploying (until Jan 2016 only) Google Apps.
- Google Alerts – Set this up to receive alerts on specific keywords.
- My Tracks | Android – Fit for health enthusiasts who want to track their trails and treks, and share them.
- Google Fit | Android – Track your fitness information. For use in Android Wear, computer or mobile devices.
- Interactive Events | Android – Used to locate and find more info about speakers and agendas in Google events.
- Google Talkback | Android – Google screen reader
- BrailleBack | Android – An accessibility device for use in Android devices.
- Google Keyboard | Android – Soft keyboard app
- Google TV Remote | iOS
- Android TV Remote | Android