Nearly 80% of the world relies on Google to search the internet, but Google apps and services provide far more than that!
You might be most familiar with Gmail, Google’s free email service. There are over 1.5 billion active Gmail email addresses. But your Gmail email account provides far more than just an email inbox!
Google accounts include 15GB of storage, which is shared between Drive, emails and attachments, and Google Photos. Google is also the company behind YouTube. Having a Google account makes it easy to create a channel and post videos, as well as interact with others on the site, including commenting and subscribing.
Have an Android phone? You’ll need a Google account to download apps through the Google Play Store.
A Google account also provides access to a wide variety of products, including:
Android – the most popular mobile device operating system in the world!
Chrome OS – the operating system for Chromebooks
Google Assistant – voice-activated assistant that can help you complete tasks on your Android phone or Google Home smart speaker
Google Chrome – the most popular web browser in the world
Google Flights – search for flights across airlines from the Google Search page!
Google Image Search – look for images, including filtering by size and copyright
Google Play – an online marketplace for apps, movies and TV shows, music, and eBooks
Google Scholar – search for academic articles.
Blogger – create your own blog
Gmail – the most popular email service
Google Calendar – keep track of appointments and events
Google Drive – store documents and create new ones. Google Drive includes Docs, Forms, Sheets, and Slides
Google Fonts – add public domain fonts to your websites
Google Maps – get directions and explore places with Google Street View
Google Photos – backup photos and clear space on your mobile devices
Google Translate – translate text, documents, and websites
Google Voice – a free VoIP provider
Interested in learning more about what Google can do for you? Check out our upcoming Google classes, including Google Q&A on Friday, March 8 at 11 a.m. and the 3-part Google Drive series beginning on Friday, March 15 at 11 a.m.
To register for these and any other classes, you can call (216) 932-3600 or visit heightslibrary.org. Registration opens two weeks before the date of the class.