Great Google apps you didn't know you needed


You’re an Android user, so you’re probably a pro when it comes to alternative keyboard apps. But Google’s keyboard app, , has something other keyboard apps do not: Google search — which makes sense, because Google’s biggest strength is, well, search.

In addition to search, Gboard has a lot of other features for you to play with: Glide-typing, the ability to modify/customize (or turn off) autocorrect, voice input, and even a built-in Google Translate module that translates your text in real time, so you can carry on long and probably confusing conversations with people who speak a different language. There’s also built-in GIF searching, predictive typing (when you’re texting and when you’re searching), and plenty of free themes and customization options. And all the time …