Top 5 Best Google Apps for Android

You can’t speak of the Internet or Mobile OS without thinking or saying Google. These things are kind of synonymous now. Google revolutionized the mobile industry when Android was released, and they have been making great strides. On top of that, they are the most used search engine in the world. With that said, there are some Google Apps that you need to have if you’re an avid mobile user. They are as follows:

#1. Gmail

When it comes to email based solution, Gmail is one of the best. The app has over 900 million users and growing as more people get access to the internet. The app offers a great way for you to manage your emails. You can sort them out, so that you can get more important emails first and much more productivity features are offered by this app.


  • 15GB of free storage
  • You can organize your inbox
  • It offers multiple account support for both Gmail and non-Gmail addresses
Price: Free

#2. Google Now

Here’s a sort of new entrant into the Google app sphere. The easiest way to describe this app is that it’s a personal assistant of some sort. It can help increase your productivity through the use of cards. You can customize the apps via these “cards” so that you get alerts and information on different issues. The issues could range from traffic, to sports and many other things. It’s all on you to decide.


  • “OK Google” to start voice command
  • Customize cards depending on your needs
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Price: Free

#3. Google Keep

There are note apps that come with the different phones in the market. Samsung has its own, and so does LG and all the other brands. Depending on the phone you use, you’ll have noticed how the notes app is always just basic and doesn’t offer much. Google Keep changes that as it offers you options and features. You can set location-based reminders, and it has scanning capabilities among many other things. One thing is for sure; this is not your run in the mill notes app.


  • You can add notes, list, and photos. You can also choose to record a voice memo
  • You can share your notes with others
  • Colour code your notes and place labels for quick access
Price: Free

#4. Google Drive

Google Drive is a cloud-based solution that is offered to users with a Google account. You get offered 15GB of storage for free, and you’ll have to pay a fee if you want more. The app offers cross platform support and is great to have as a backup solution be it on your PC or your phone. It also allows you to access the things you backed up on any device that’s connected to your Google account.


  • You can view your files offline
  • Safely store your files and access them anywhere
  • You can share files and folders with other
Price: Free

#5. Google Maps

There are very few apps that can match up to Google maps. The app is well refined and can give accurate directions to wherever you want to go. The app also offers time estimates and can help you choose the best route to get to a certain area on time. Overall, it’s a great map app.

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  • Real-time navigation with details on traffic conditions
  • Real-time transit info
  • You can read reviews to know the best restaurants and spots in town

Google has plenty more apps that you’ll find useful. It mostly depends on what you use the device for. Which Google app do you use the most? And which one appeals to you best? Is there an app that you think we missed? Let us know in the comments section below.


Kibbs is a passionate tech writer with excellent knowledge in tech stuff.

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