13 Apps to Get the Most Out of Google On the LG Optimus VSave $80 on the Motorola Triumph Android Phone at Virgin Mobile!
Google’s Got Ya!
Whether you are a seasoned veteran of the almighty Google Account or a complete newbie forced to sign up for the first time when you got your new Android phone, we all need a little push to get the most out of our Google accounts. You are probably already familiar with some of Google’s main features like Google Search, Google Maps, YouTube, and Gmail, but there are TONS of extras just waiting for you to play with.
Google Accounts are a truly kick’n free resource for anyone of any age. That’s right, it’s completely free – you can keep what features you like and toss out the ones you hate. No risk!
If you have an Android, then you have a Google Account. You might as well take full advantage of it!
Some of the things we all can do on our Android with Google apps include:
Google Apps That Work On The LG Optimus V
Google+ -Google’s new social network (want an invite, I’ll hook you up – Just ask).
Google Translate - you can translate between 50 different languages through text and voice.
Google Sky Map - Look at accurate maps of the night sky and even look back in to historical maps.
Google Music Beta - Sync all your music to the cloud and to your Android.
Google Goggles - Ever had a picture of something and wanted to know what it was? Snap a photo, Google can find it for you just from the image.
Google Docs - view and edit documents, take a picture of text and have it converted to a Google Doc, view images and PDFs, and share docs with your contacts.
Google Voice - get your own phone number that can be used as a mask to send and receive calls. Voicemails are transcribed to text, and you can send free text messages.
Google Reader - get updates on all your favorite websites without visiting them through Google’s excellent news reader.
Google Shopper - snap a QRCode or just the thing itself and compare prices instantly.
Google Listen - like podcasts? Try this manager out!
Blogger - many who start in the blogging world will try Google’s platform “Blogger” first. This is a new app to help manage and develop all blogs associated with your Google Account.
Google Books - this is an amazing Kindle and Nook competitor in the mobile books work, and Google will even be coming out with its own ebook reader in the near future. Get in on the action on your Android.
Androidify - Make all your contacts their own little customized Androids. Its more fun than it should be!
Do Not Forget the Mobile Web!
As smartphone owners, I find we are often tempted to always want an “app for that”, but in so doing, we discount the growing number of “web apps” out there designed to be just as good as (and sometimes even better than) the actual market app.
Try visiting m.google.com from your mobile browser, and you will see what I mean.
Click if you want to see a full list of ALL of Google’s services.