Sunday, September 1, 2013

This list of Google products

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This list of Google products includes all major desktop, mobile and online products released or acquired by Google Inc. This list also includes prior products, that have been merged, discarded or renamed.

Web-based products

These products must be accessed via a web browser:

Search tools

  • Google search – web search engine, which is Google's core product. It was the company's first creation, coming out of beta on September 21, 1999, and remains their most popular and famous service. It receives 100 billion search queries per month and is the most used search engine on the Internet. Google also offers regional search by its regional level domains, it has 189 different regional domains, see List of Google domains
  • Accessible Search – search engine for the blind and visually impaired. It prioritizes usable and accessible web sites in the search results, so users incur minimal distractions when browsing.
  • Google Alerts – email notification service, which sends alerts based on chosen search terms, whenever there are new results. Alerts include web results, Groups results news, and video.
  • Blog searchweblog search engine, with a continuously-updated search index. Results include all blogs, not just those published through Blogger. Results can be viewed and filtered by date.
  • Google Books (was Print) – search engine for the full text of printed books. Google scans and stores in its digital database. The content that is displayed depends on the arrangement with the publishers, ranging from short extracts to entire books.
  • Google Custom Search – allows a user to create a customized search experience for his/her own website. Renamed from Google Co-op, which in turn replaced Google Free Search.
  • Directory – navigation directory, specifically for Chinese users.
  • Experimental Search – options for testing new interfaces whilst searching with Google, including Timeline views and keyboard shortcuts.
  • Google Finance – searchable US business news, opinion, and financial data. Features include company-specific pages, blog search, interactive charts, executives information, discussion groups and a portfolio.
  • Google Groups – web and email discussion service and Usenet archive. Users can join a group, make a group, publish posts, track their favorite topics, write a set of group web pages up datable by members and share group files. In January, 2007, version 3 of Google Groups was released. New features include the ability to create customised pages and share files.
  • Google Hotel Finder - Provides searches similar to other Online Travel Agencies (Travel website) that searchers can search for check-in and check-out dates.[1]
  • Google Image Search – image search engine, with results based on the filename of the image, the link text pointing to the image and text adjacent to the image. You can also make a search by uploading a picture from your computer.When searching, a thumbnail of each matching image is displayed.
  • Language Tools – Collection of linguistic applications, including one that allows users to translate text or web pages from one language to another, and another that allows searching in web pages located in a specific country or written in a specific language.
  • Life Search (Google China) – Search engine tailored towards everyday needs, such as train times, recipes and housing.
  • Movies – specialised search engine that obtains show times of films near a user-entered location and provides reviews of films compiled from several different websites.
  • Google News – automated news compilation service and search engine for news. There are versions of the aggregator for more than 20 languages. While the selection of news stories is fully automated, the sites included are selected by human editors.
  • Google News archive – feature within Google News, that allows users to browse articles from over 200 years ago.
  • Google Patent Search – search engine to search through millions of patents, each result with its own page, including drawings, claims and citations.
  • Google Schemer - A social search to find local activities to do at home and around the world.
  • Google Scholar – search engine for the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and scholarly fields. Today, the index includes virtually all peer-reviewed journals available online.
  • Google Shopping (was Google Product Search and Froogle): price engine that searches online stores, including auctions, for products. Beginning in Fall of 2012, it will become a fully commercial product, only indexing paid listings.[2]
  • Suggestauto-completion in search results while typing to give popular searches.
  • Google Video – video search engine and online store for clips internally submitted by companies and the general public. Google's main video partnerships include agreements with CBS, NHL and the NBA. Also searches videos posted on YouTube, Metacafe, Daily Motion, and other popular video hosting sites. Google Video will no longer host video content after August 20, 2012[3]
  • Voice Local Search – non-premium phone service for searching and contacting local businesses
  • Web History (was Google Search History, Personalized Search) – web page tracking, which records Google searches, Web pages, images, videos, music and more. It also includes Bookmarks, search trends and item recommendations. Google released Search History in April 2005, when it began to record browsing history,[4] later expanding and renaming the service to Web History in April 2007.[5]
  • Knowledge Graph – a knowledge base used to enhance search results with semantic information gathered from several sources.
  • Google Trader – a free online classifieds service that allows people to post or find jobs and buy or sell goods and services. Currently available in Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Thailand and Nigeria[6]
  • Zagat – a source of consumer survey-based information for restaurants and other leisure activities.

Advertising services

  • AdMob – Mobile advertising network.
  • Google AdSense – Offers a contextual advertising solution to web publishers, and delivers text-based Google AdWords ads that are relevant to site content pages.
  • Google Ad Planner
  • Google AdWords – advertise with Google AdWords ads in the Sponsored Links section next to search results to boost website traffic and sales.
  • Adwords Express – Local online advertising made easy
  • Google Certification ProgramGoogle AdWords partner certification program, providing AdWords qualifications to agencies that pass exams and other criteria. Replaced Google Advertising Professionals in April 2010.
  • DoubleClick – ad management and ad serving technology foundation for buyers, creators and sellers of digital media.
  • DoubleClick for Publishers by Google – Set of tools for driving direct sales revenue and maximizing yield on non-guaranteed inventory.
  • Google Grants – in-kind donation program awarding free AdWords advertising to select charitable organizations.
  • Google Website Optimizer – free website testing and optimization tool, allows a user to increase the value of his/her existing websites and traffic.
  • Wildfire by Google - Social media marketing software.

Communication and publishing tools

  • FeedBurnernews feed management services, including feed traffic analysis and advertising facilities.
  • Google Keep – Note Keeping (Like Evernote)
  • Google 3D Warehouse – online service that hosts 3D models of existing objects, locations (including buildings) and vehicles created in Google SketchUp by the aforementioned application's users. The models can be downloaded into Google SketchUp by other users or Google Earth.
  • Google Apps – service for businesses, enterprise and education providing independently customizable versions of several Google products under a custom domain name. Features included are Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Sites, Google Contacts, Google Video, Google Groups, Google Buzz, GTalk, Google Maps, Google Mars, Google Moon, and Google Earth.
  • Bloggerweblog publishing tool. Users can create custom, hosted blogs with features such as photo publishing, comments, group blogs, blogger profiles and mobile-based posting with little technical knowledge.
  • Google Bookmarks – free online bookmark storage service, available to Google Account holders[7] launched on October 10, 2005.[8]
  • Boutiques.com – personalized shopping experience that let users find and discover fashion goods. Boutiques.com was launched in November 2010, and consolidated with Google Product Search on October 14, 2011.[9]
  • Google Calendar – free online calendar, includes Gmail integration, calendar sharing, and a "quick add" function that allows inserting events using natural language input. It is similar to those offered by Yahoo! and Windows Live.
  • Google Docs – document, spreadsheet, drawing and presentation application, with document collaboration and publishing capabilities.
  • Google Drive – an online backup service and storage space. This service is connected with Google Docs.
  • Google Hangouts – an instant messaging and video chat platform launched on May 15, 2013, serving as an unified replacement for Google Talk, Google+ Messenger, and Hangouts, the video chat system present within Google+.
  • Google Helpouts – Hangout-based live video chat with experts.
  • Gmail (also termed Google Mail) – free Webmail IMAP and POP email service provided by Google, known for its abundant storage, intuitive search-based interface and elasticity. It was first released in an invitation-only form on April 1, 2004. Mobile access and Google Talk integration is also featured.
  • Goo.gl – URL shortener for both Google and non-Google websites.
  • iGoogle (was Google Personalized Homepage) – Customizable homepage, which can contain Web feeds and Google Gadgets, launched in May 2005. It was renamed to iGoogle on April 30, 2007 (was used internally by Google). iGoogle will be discontinued on November 1, 2013.
  • OrkutSocial networking service, where users can list their personal and professional information, create relationships amongst friends and join communities of mutual interest. In November 2006, Google opened Orkut registration to everyone, instead of being invitation only.
  • Panoramio – Photos of the world.
  • Picasa Web Albums – Online photo sharing, with integration with the main Picasa program.
  • Google profile – allows controlling how users appear and present themselves on Google products, to other Google users, and tell others a bit more about who they are.
  • Questions and Answers (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Thai) – Community-driven knowledge market website. Launched on June 26, 2007 that allows users to ask and answer questions posed by other users.[11]
  • Google Sites (was Jotspot) – Website creation tool for private or public groups, for both personal and corporate use.
  • SMS Channels (Google India only) – Launched September 2008, allows users to create and subscribe to channels over SMS. Channels can be based on RSS feeds.
  • Speak To Tweettelephone service created in collaboration with Twitter and SayNow allowing users to phone a specific number and leave a voicemail; a tweet is automatically posted on Twitter with a link to the voice message stored on Google's SayNow.
  • Google Voice (United States only) – known as "GrandCentral" before 2009-03-11, Google Voice is a free voice communication system. GVoice provides a phone number, but is not a last mile provider (unlike POTS, which does provide the last mile connection). It includes a follow-me service that lets users forward their Google voice phone number to simultaneously ring up to 6 other phone numbers. It also features a unified voice mail service, SMS and free outgoing calls via Google's "click2call" and 3rd party dialers.
  • Google Fonts – interactive directory of free hosted web font-API's.
  • YouTube – free video sharing Web site which lets users upload, view, and share video clips. In October 2006, Google, Inc., announced that it had reached a deal to acquire the company for $1.65 billion USD in Google stock. The deal closed on 13 November 2006.(Hughes.K)

Development tools

  • AngularJS – AngularJS is a toolset for building the framework most suited to your application development [1].
  • Google App Engine – tool that allows developers to write and run web applications.
  • Google Closure Tools – Javascript tools used by Google products such as GMail, Google Docs and Google Maps.
  • Google Code – Google's site for developers interested in Google-related development. The site contains Open Source code and lists of their API services. Also provides project hosting for any free and open source software.
  • Dart – it is a structured web programming language developed by Google.
  • Google Go – compiled, concurrent programming language developed by Google.
  • OpenSocial – set of common APIs for building social applications on many websites.
  • Page Speed – tool for helping developers to optimize the performance of their webpages.
  • Google Swiffy – tool that converts Adobe Flash files (SWF) into HTML5.
  • Google Web Toolkit – open source Java software development framework that allows web developers to create Ajax applications in Java.
  • Webmaster Tools (was Google Sitemaps): Sitemap submission and analysis for the Sitemaps protocol. Renamed from Google Sitemaps to cover broader features, including query statistics and robots.txt analysis.
  • Google Developers – a documentation site dealing with the platforms provided by Google.
  • Translator Toolkit – collaborated translation tool – http://translate.google.com/toolkit

Map-related products

  • Google Map Maker – a map editor.
  • Google Maps – Mapping service that indexes streets and displays satellite and street-level imagery, providing driving directions and local business search.
    • Google Business Photos - A 360°, interactive tour.[12] Customers will be able to truly experience a business by walking around, exploring, and interacting with the business using the same Street View technology used in streets around the world.
  • Google Maps Coordinate – an enterprise-only "workforce management tool".[13] introduced on June 21, 2012.
  • Google Mars – imagery of Mars using the Google Maps interface. Elevation, visible imagery and infrared imagery can be shown. It was released on March 13, 2006, the anniversary of the birth of astronomer Percival Lowell.
  • Google Moon – NASA imagery of the moon through the Google Maps interface. It was launched on July 20, 2005, in honor of the first manned Moon landing on July 20, 1969.
  • Google Sky – Internet tool to view stars and galaxies, can be used via browser version of "Google Sky".
  • Google Transit – Public transport trip planning through the Google Maps interface, now fully integrated with maps. Released on December 7, 2005.
  • Zygote Body (previously Google Body) – 3D anatomical model of human body.

Statistical tools

  • Google Analytics – Traffic statistics generator for defined websites, with strong AdWords integration. Webmasters can optimize their ad campaigns, based on the statistics that are given. Analytics is based on the Urchin software and the new version released in May 2007 integrates improvements based on Measure Map.
  • Google Consumer Surveys – Market research tool.
  • Google Correlate – Search patterns relating to real world trends.
  • Freebase is an open, Creative Commons Attribution licensed collection of structured data, and a Freebase platform for accessing and manipulating that data via the Freebase API.
  • Google Fusion Tables – Tool for gathering and visualizing arbitrary data.
  • Google Public Data Explorer - Provides public data and forecasts from a range of international organizations and academic institutions including the World Bank, OECD, Eurostat and the University of Denver. These can be displayed as line graphs, bar graphs, cross sectional plots or on maps.
  • Trendalyzer – data trend viewing platform to make nations' statistics accessible on the Internet in an animated, interactive graph form. Acquired from the Gapminder Foundation in 2007.
  • Google Trends – graph plotting application for Web Search statistics, showing the popularity of particular search terms over time. Multiple terms can be shown at once. Results can also be displayed by city, region or language. Related news stories are also shown. Has "Google Trends for Websites" sub-section which shows popularity of websites over time.
  • Zeitgeist – Collection of lists of the most frequent search queries. There used to be weekly, monthly and yearly lists, and topic and country specific lists. Closed 22 May 2007 and replaced by "Hot Trends, a dynamic feature in Google Trends". An annual Zeitgeist summary for the US and other countries is still produced.

Operating systems

  • Android – an operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.
  • Chrome OS – Linux-based operating system designed by Google to work exclusively with web applications. Runs on the "Chromebook" and the nettop "Chromebox", the first of which (Samsung Series 3) was released in May 2012.[14]
  • Google TV – smart TV platform that integrates Android and the Linux version of Google Chrome to create an interactive television overlay on top of existing internet television and WebTV sites to add a 10-foot user interface.

Desktop applications

Mobile applications

Mobile web applications

These products can be accessed through a browser on a mobile device.
  • Blogger Mobile – available on some US and Canadian networks only. Allows updating Blogger blog from mobile devices.
  • Google Calendar – displays a list of all Google Calendar events on a mobile device; users can quickly add events to personal calendars.
  • Drive – View documents on a mobile device, previously known as Google Docs.
  • Gmail – access a Gmail account from a mobile device using a standard mobile web browser. Alternatively, Google provides a specific mobile application to access and download Gmail messages quicker. User must now provide phone number to verify account.
  • iGoogle – mobile version of iGoogle that can be easily customised with modules.
  • Maps NavigationAndroid navigation application for GPS-enabled mobile devices (such as Google Nexus One) with 3D views, voice guided turn-by-turn navigation and automatic rerouting. It is currently available in the United States, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, Australia and Belgium.[15] (Supports Android only).
  • Mobilizer – optimizes web pages for mobile web browsers.
  • Google News – allows user to access Google News in a mobile-optimized view.
  • Google Offers – will work together with Google Wallet to combine coupons, discounts, and payments for people buying things through their phone.[16]
  • Orkut – connect and share with friends on the go.
  • Google+ – another similar social network targeted at Facebook users.
  • Picasa Web Albums – allows viewing, sharing photo albums that are stored online on Picasa.
  • Google Product Search – updated version of the prior Froogle Mobile that allows users to easily search for information about a product.
  • Google Search for Android - A Google Search app for the Android operating system.
  • Google Wallet – Android app that makes your phone your wallet using near field communication, or NFC; its virtual plastic card. Will work together with Google Offers to combine coupons, discounts, and payments for people buying things through their phone.[16]
  • Google Currents – interactive magazine. Launched December 9, 2011.

Mobile standalone applications

Some of these products must be downloaded and run from a mobile device.
  • Books – (available in U.S., UK, Australia, Canada and India only) A downloadable application that allows users to buy and download books and keep them stored on remote servers, allows reading one book on a variety of devices.[17] (Android, iOS)
  • Gmail – downloadable application that has many advantages over accessing Gmail through a web interface on a mobile at any time, such as the ability to interact with Gmail features including labels and archiving. Requires a properly configured Java Virtual Machine, which is not available by default on some platforms (such as Palm Treo).
  • Drive – Downloadable app that allows the user to access files and documents stored on Google Drive remotely through this application. This service was previously available as just a web-service and was called Google Docs.
  • Google Keep - mobile application which integrates note-taking and web surfing.
  • Google Goggles – downloadable application from Google Labs that uses image recognition to trigger searches based on pictures taken with a device's built-in camera; taking pictures of things (examples: famous landmark, product barcode) causes searches for information on them.[18] (Supports Android, iOS).
  • Listen – downloadable application from Google Labs for subscribing to and streaming podcasts and Web audio. It runs on Android and other mobile phones.
  • Maps – mobile application to view maps on mobile devices. Lets users find addresses and plot directions. Teamed with a GPS, it can use user geolocation and show current location on the map. Users can also share current locations with friends through Google Latitude. The device must have either a specific application to use Google maps or any phone with a properly configured Java Virtual Machine. (Supports Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, iOS, Symbian, Palm OS, Palm WebOS, and J2ME).
  • Google Music – online music store which started operations on 16 November 2011.[19] Music is now available for free.
  • One Today - features nonprofits that are part of the Google for nonprofits program, and allows people to donate to them.
  • Shopper – downloadable application that makes shopping easier and smarter. (Supports Android, iOS)
  • Sky Map – augmented reality program displaying a star map which is scrolled by moving the phone. (Supports Android, Mobile).
  • Google Sync – synchronizes mobile phones with multiple Google calendars and contacts using a Google Account.
  • Talk – VoIP and text application for smartphones. The Android version is text only and lacks the VoIP function of BlackBerry version. (Supports Android, BlackBerry, iOS).
  • Hangouts - is an instant messaging and video chat platform. (supports Android, iOS)
  • Translate – allows users to translate conversations instantly. (Supports Android, iOS)
  • Google Voice app – downloadable application for accessing Google Voice functions on selected devices. It is currently available for users around the world. (Supports Android, Blackberry, iOS).
  • Yinyue (Music) (Google China) – site containing links to a large archive of Chinese pop music (principally Cantopop and Mandopop), including audio streaming over Google's own player, legal lyric downloads, and in most cases legal MP3 downloads. The archive is provided by Top100.cn (i.e., this service does not search the whole Internet) and is available in mainland China only.
  • YouTube – downloadable application to view YouTube videos on selected devices.
  • YouTube Remote – A downloadable application to view YouTube videos, it lets users browse and play videos, control television volume and essentially do everything the YouTube Leanback product supports, but from their mobile handset.[20] (Supports Android).
  • Google Now – A built in application that acts as your personal assistant through voice commands (Supports Android).
  • Google+ – A downloadable app that will allow the user to access the multilingual, social networking site by Google Inc.. It provides the user the ability to incorporate his/her accounts from Youtube, Picasa in order to share photos and videos. Hangouts, Circles, Sparks and Ripples are some of the new features that have been added by Google into G+.
  • Field Trip – Is a new application for discovering new nearby places and events.

Hardware

 
  • Google Search Appliance – a search appliance designed for indexing corporate data.
  • Google driverless car – a driverless car.
  • Motorola Mobility – mobile manufacturer. In August 2011, Google, Inc., announced that it had reached a deal to acquire the company for $12.5 billion USD in cash.[21] The deal closed on 23 May 2012.[22]
  • Nexus One – Smartphone running the Android open source mobile operating system.
  • Nexus S – Smartphone running the Android open source mobile operating system, version 4.1 "Jelly Bean"
  • Galaxy Nexus – Smartphone running the Android open source mobile operating system, version 4.3 "Jelly Bean".
  • Google TV – Smart TV interface running on smart TVs and set-top boxes.
  • Nexus Q – Media-streaming entertainment device in the Google Nexus product family. Discontinued.
  • Nexus 7 – 7" Tablet manufactured by Asus running the Android open source mobile operating system, version 4.3 "Jelly Bean".
  • Nexus 4 – 4.7" Phone manufactured by LG running the Android open source mobile operating system, version 4.3 "Jelly Bean".
  • Nexus 10 – 10" Tablet running the Android open source mobile operating system, version 4.3 "Jelly Bean".
  • Chromebook – Laptop personal computer running Chrome OS.
  • Chromebook Pixel - High end laptop computer designed by Google running Chrome OS.
  • Chromebox – Desktop personal computer running Chrome OS.
  • Chromecast – A media streaming adapter produced by Google.
  • Project Glass – Project Glass products would display information in smartphone-like format[3] hands-free and could interact with the Internet via natural language voice commands.

Services

  • Google Crisis Response – public project, which covers ongoing and past disasters, turmoils and other emergencies and alerts.
  • Google Fiber is a project to build an experimental broadband internet network infrastructure using fiber-optic communication in Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Google Public DNS – publicly accessible DNS server run by Google.
  • Google Ideas – a cross-sector, inter-disciplinary "think tank" or "think/do tank" based in New York City, dedicated to understanding global challenges and applying technological solutions.
  • Google Person Finder - an open source tool that helps people reconnect with others in the aftermath of a disaster.
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