Platforms & Apps

11 Mobile Apps from Google

Google offers a suite of free mobile apps to access its many productivity tools when you’re on the go.

Here is a list of 11 mobile apps from Google. There are apps to help you search and find things, communicate with others, access documents and media, and keep you streamlined. These apps are available for multiple mobile operating systems. All the apps are free.

Google Search

Google Search app is a fast way to search, right from the Google Search box on your home screen. Speak instead of type, using your voice to control your phone or tablet. Google Search can provide location-based results for things like weather and movies. Google Search integrates with the beta of Google Now, which delivers relevant suggestions and predictive information without your having to search for it. Google Search is available on Android, iOS, Blackberry, and Windows Phone.

Google Search app

Google Search app.


Chrome app delivers Google’s web browser to your phone or tablet. Sign in to sync your Chrome browser experience from your computer and bring it with you anywhere you go. Choose from results that appear as you type. On your phone, flip through browser tabs the way you would fan a deck of cards. Send pages from Chrome on your computer to Chrome on your phone or tablet with one click and read them on the go, even when you’re offline. Chrome is available on Android and iOS.

Chrome app

Chrome app.


Hangouts app is Google’s conversations solution. Turn one-on-one or group conversations into live face-to-face video calls with up to 10 people at once. Chat face-to-face, even when you’re on the go, all for free. Friends receive video call invitations no matter what device they’re using at the moment. You can even add more people to ongoing video calls right from a mobile device. Hangouts is available for Android and iOS.

Hangouts app

Hangouts app.


YouTube app gives you access to Google’s video hub. Get the official YouTube app, record videos on your smartphone, and upload directly to YouTube to share. Access your saved YouTube playlists, favorites, and channel subscriptions, or watch popular videos recommended just for you. YouTube is available for Android and iOS.

YouTube app

YouTube app.

Google Drive

Google Drive app gives you access to Google’s cloud storage solution to store all your files in one place, so you can access them from anywhere. Use the app to access your photos, documents, videos, and other files stored on your Google Drive. Upload files to your Google Drive directly from your Android device. Share any file with your contacts. Access files others have share with you on Google Drive. Google Drive is available for Android and iOS.

Google Drive app

Google Drive app.


Gmail is an app to stay up to date with your email while on the go. Your email is automatically pushed to your phone. Gmail syncs emails you’ve recently received, so you can read them even when you’re offline. Messages are grouped like conversations. Easily switch between labels and multiple Gmail accounts. Gmail is available on Android, iOS, Blackberry, and Windows Phone.

Gmail app

Gmail app.

Google Maps

Google Maps app shows you where you are and gets you to where you want to go. Get free, voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation, whether driving, walking, or taking public transit. See estimated time to your destination based on live traffic information. Search for restaurants, businesses, and more near you. Find and get recommendations from people in your circles and from experts, and access reviews and summaries. Google Maps is available for Android and iOS.

Google Maps app

Google Maps app.


Google+ app lets you see your Google+ Stream and share your Circles from your mobile device. Check out What’s Hot, or look “Nearby” to see what’s happening right around you. When you get an Event invite, turn on Party Mode and instantly share all the photos you take from your phone to the Event so everyone can enjoy them. Turn one-on-one or group conversations into live face-to-face video calls with up to 10 people at once. Google+ is available for Android and iOS.

Google+ app

Google+ app.

Google Wallet

Google Wallet is Google’s digital wallet app. Carry your loyalty programs in the app and leave the plastic cards behind. Save more when you shop by taking all of your offers with you. Send money easily to any friend in the U.S. with an email address and get early access to sending money in Gmail. Tap and pay in stores wherever contactless payments are accepted. Google Wallet is available for Android and iOS.

Google Wallet app

Google Wallet app.

Google Offers

Google Offers app helps you discover relevant offers, save offers to your account and redeem offers with your phone when you shop. Keep track of offers you find on Google Search, Maps, and more. Use offers straight away, or the app will remind you next time you’re near the store. Then, all you do is open the app to show your offer at checkout. Google Offers is available for Android and iOS.

Google Offers app

Google Offers app.

Google Play

Google Play apps provide an easy way to enjoy media in one place. Google Play has apps for books, magazines, music, and movies and television. The apps sync across your devices — start reading a book on your laptop and pick up where you left off on your table. Take advantage of a variety of enhancements to bring your media to life, such as search, 3D page turns, text-to-speech, and more. Google Play apps are available for Android and iOS.

Google Play Books app

Google Play Books app.

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