Google, which started as a college research project way back in the year 1996, today has its presence in almost every place where internet has reached. Today Google offer many dedicated services for both mobiles and computers.
Some of these services are even better than paid alternatives. So here we have the top five Google alternatives to paid applications.
Google Docs: (Alternative for office mobile)
Most of us are used to the Google Docs’ service. It is a free cloud based document authoring service that allows users to create and share documents with other users independent of the platform.
So be it a computer or a smartphone or even your feature phone, if you can access internet you can access Google docs. Also the Google docs supports all known document formats like .doc, .xls, .ppt and so on.
Ebook Reader: (Alternative for services like Amazon Kindle)
With larger screen mobile phones flooding the market, ebooks are gaining popularity by the day but you need to download both the ebook and a special software.
With Google ebook reader, another free service, users can access any ebook directly from the device. All you need to do is download the application designed for your device and read the ebook you want over an active internet connection.
Users get a huge catalog of books and apart from the numerous free titles users can also buy ebooks from the application itself.
Google Maps : (Alternative for GPS based navigation)
In recent times many Indian car and motorbike owners have started using popular GPS navigation system both on mobile phones and personal navigation devices. But it does not come for free.
On the contrary, Google maps are a completely free application which can be downloaded in the handset. Along with the simple navigation, the newer version of the application supports turn by turn navigation and voice based alerts.
Gmail: (Alternative for paid Push email service)
Gmail is again another such service which almost most of us have used and still use everyday. Features that Gmail offers are usually found with paid services such as access over imap, offline storage.
And the option of linking your Gmail account to other email id’s gives a greater flexibility that even the paid email services do not offer.
Mobile Sync: (Alternative for paid mobile backup services)
Mobile Sync is a lesser known feature rater service provided by Google for free.
It works across platforms and is available for almost every phone that can be connected to internet. The biggest benefit apart from the free usage is its compatibility across mobile platform.
So for example If today you use a Blackberry but you want to shift to iPhone, you can simply link your device with the account and sync your device.