Google is no longer *just* a search engine; in this day and age, Google is a true household brand name.
Here are 5 off-the-beaten-path Google apps that’ll help you do all sorts of interesting things And yes, they’re all free.
1. Photo Scan
PhotoScan is a new scanner app from Google Photos that lets you scan and save your favorite printed photos using your phone’s camera. We all know how good Google is with its camera software and the same is true with this app. The app doesn’t just take a photo of your printed photos, rather, it creates enhanced digital scans.
The app brings features such as glare-free scans, rectangular scans with perspective correction, automatic cropping based on edge detection, and smart rotation to give you a perfect scan of your photos.
The best part is that all scanned pictures are saved on Google Photos where they are organized and categorized and are searchable. This is one of the best apps made by Google which not many people know about.
2. Toontastic 3D
Toontastic 3D is a creative storytelling app that empowers kids to draw, animate, narrate, and record their cartoons on their tablets. It is primarily aimed at kids but can be fun for users of any age. You can spend hours creating and playing out your very own cartoons.
The app allows users to create animated characters and tell stories through them using easy-to-use drag and drop tools. The app can also record your voice and animations and store them on your device as a 3D video.
3. Google Classroom
Google Classroom is your all-in-one place for teaching and learning. Our easy-to-use and secure tool help educators manage measure and enrich learning experiences. It is a free service for schools, non-profits, and anyone with a personal Google account.
It makes it easy for teachers and students to connect. So, whether you are teaching a class or just a few students, this can help you plan the course, take classes, send assignments, send announcements, and more.
The primary purpose of Google Classroom is to streamline the process of sharing files between teachers and students. If you are an educator, you should check it out.
4. Grasshopper: Learn to code for free
In as little as five minutes a day, you can complete lessons, quizzes, and visual puzzles to build your coding skills. Once you pass all the levels you will have a good grasp of fundamental programming skills and you can start your journey as a coder.
The measure is an augmented reality app from Google which allows you to carry out quick everyday measurements around the house or office. It is similar to a tape measure. The app uses your smartphone’s camera with AR and allows you to measure an object’s, length, width, and height.
From the consumer point of view, these are no doubt the best lesser-known Google apps. we were pleasantly surprised by how good these apps were. So, try them out and let us know your favorite app.