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Guide to Google Apps for the iPad

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Productivity Apps
Google
Chrome
Gmail
Why You Should Use It:  
- Google Now (Google's intelligent personal assistant.) - “Okay Google,” hands-free searching (better than Siri). - Integration with other Google apps.
Why You Should Use It:  
- Sync bookmarks and tabs across devices. - Voice Search - Omnibox - Integration with other Google apps.
Why You Should Use It:  
- Better and faster than native Mail app. - Connect and check multiple accounts in one app. - Better and faster search options. - Links open in Chrome. - Integrates with other Google apps.
Chrome Remote Desktop
Why You Should Use It:  
- Remotely access and control your computer. - Set-up all of your computers for remote access.
Google Drive Apps
Google Drive
Why You Should Use It:  
- Access all your files in one place. - Make any file available offline. - Now integrates with the new Docs, Sheets & Slides Apps. - Passcode protect your files.
Google Docs
Why You Should Use It:  
- Create and edit documents. - Synchronous collaboration - Download and edit documents offline. - Edit Microsoft Word files
Google Sheets
Why You Should Use It:  
- Create and edit spreadsheets. - Synchronous collaboration - Download and edit spreadsheets offline. - Edit Microsoft Excel files
Google Slides
Why You Should Use It:  
- Create and edit presentations. - Synchronous collaboration - Download and edit presentations offline. - Edit Microsoft PowerPoint files - Present directly from your device. 
Google Classroom
Why You Should Use It:  
- View classes - Collaborate with students in real time. - Open and edit assignments. - Students can work on assignments on their iPad!
Social Apps
Google+ 
Why You Should Use It:  
- Auto-Backup your photos and videos - Auto Awesome: add effects to your photos.       - Stories: turn photos & videos into interactive movies. - The fastest growing social network! - G+ Communities
Hangouts
Why You Should Use It:  
- Free text and video chat - Video conference with up to 15 people - Join Hangouts “On Air” - Make phone calls (free to US and Canada) - See SMS and voicemails from Google Voice Account
Blogger
Why You Should Use It:  
- Compose blog posts and publish to the web. - Manage multiple accounts - Embed images or take photos with your device.
Exploration Apps
Google Maps
Why You Should Use It:  
- Better than Apple Maps! - Voice-Guided GPS - Traffic conditions at your fingertips. - Integrates with your Google account. - Save locations and access across devices.
Google Earth
Why You Should Use It:  
- Window to anywhere! - View any place on earth with satellite precision. - Locate coordinates and altitude. - Incredible 3D imagery - Take virtual tours across the planet with the "tour guide." - Track earthquakes in real time.
Field Trip
Why You Should Use It:  
- Explore local historical locations and landmarks. - Discover the best places to eat and drink. - Share discoveries on social media.
Multimedia Apps
YouTube
Why You Should Use It:  
- Video learning at your fingertips. - Upload directly to YouTube - Access and edit playlists and favorites. - Subscribe to channels
Google Play Books
Why You Should Use It:  
- Free ebook reader - Millions of free books through Google Play store. - Download books and read offline - VoiceOver support
Google Play Music
Why You Should Use It:  
- Add from iTunes, iPhoto, Music, Pictures, and Movies - Play millions of songs, instantly. - Enjoy custom radio with no skip limits.
Google Play Movies & TV
Why You Should Use It:  
- Download and stream movies and tv. - Access educational content like PBS. - Some free content available
YouTube Capture
Why You Should Use It:  
- Trim and rearrange video clips. - Add a soundtrack from your music or YouTube library. - Color correction and stabilization - Upload to YouTube and share on social media.
YouTube Creator Studio
Why You Should Use It:  
- Easily manage your YouTube channel. - Filter and respond to comments - Update video details and settings.
Google Play Newsstand
Why You Should Use It:  
- Breaking news in e-reader format - In-depth articles including audio, video and more - Subscribe to blogs and publishers. - Bookmark to read later.
Google News & Weather
Why You Should Use It:  
- Quick access to headline news and top stories. - Local News - Custom Weather
Photography Apps
Photo Sphere
Why You Should Use It:  
- Create beautiful 360° photos. - Publish to Google Maps. - Explore immersive 360° panoramas across the globe. 
Snapseed
Why You Should Use It:  
- Enhance, transform and share photos. - Professional level photo editing - Google+ integration  
Other Apps
Google Translate
Why You Should Use It:  
- Translate 80 languages. - Listen to translations spoken aloud. - Translate speech and handwriting. - Star your favorites. - Point your camera at any text and see auto translate.
Google Voice
Why You Should Use It:  
- Make calls with your Google Voice account. - Receive calls on the phone of your choice. - Send calls straight to voicemail. - Send free text messages to US numbers. - Access voicemail with transcription.
Chromecast
Why You Should Use It:  
Google Admin 
Why You Should Use It:  
- For Google Apps Administrators - Quick access to the dashboard - Add users and groups - Access audit logs and support
Google Authenticator 
Why You Should Use It:  
- Protect your account with your password and phone. - Adds additional layer of security for your account. - 2 step verification for your Google Account
Photowall for Chromecast
Why You Should Use It:  
- Easily cast content from your device to your TV. - Only $35 - Growing number of apps available.
- Collaborate with images on your Chromecast TV. - Share a video of the photowall to YouTube.