List of Google's tools
Many free tools are available to webmasters, programmers and Net surfers by Google.
The more impressive is Earth that allow to travel a virtual representation of the World.
Download a software to be linked to a geographic database made of photos and 3D images built with Building Maker.
The product has been bought by Google in 2004 and made free.
Here is the complete list of all the tool offered for free by Google.
Tools for webmasters
- Adsense and Adwords. Adding advertisements on his site, or promoting his site.
Service of online statistics, it shows the number of visitors, their geographical origin or nature (engine, direct connection).
Analytics may be enhanced with Application Gallery, plugins to expand the statistics tool.
- Goo.gl. Site to redirect shortened web adresses.
Web pages hosting.
- Let me found that. Instead of putting a link on a page or a search query, this special tool can use queries directly.
- Public DNS.
A free DNS resolution service for dedicated servers.
Anti-bots service with plugins for numerous CMS.
- Trends. Comparing the evolution of queries.
- Toolbar. For Firefox or IE, gives access to several services and displays the PageRank.
- Webmaster tools
To help webmasters, tools of control over their site(s).
Only way to know the number of backlinks and which sites have given them.
Statistical Tools on keywords, and quality tests.
- Browser Size
From data got by the search engine, browser size uses the statistics of the screen size of your visitors to indicates that users can not see without scrolling the page ...
- Font API.
Add pretty fonts to you web pages, compatible with most browsers, loaded dynamically on a Google's site.
- Living Story
Based on Wordpress, it is a plugin and a theme that presents information in a new way. It brings together all information about an event dynamically on a single page.
Security test scanner for web applications, it supports several frameworks.
- Web security
Online university to learn security issues on websites.
- Apps Script. APIs to use and control various Google services such as Docs, Calendar, etc.
- BigQuery. Online service with a graphical interface to search large amounts of data in the Google cloud. It works with a SQL database such as BigTable.
- Go. System language and its compiler.
- Prediction API. An API that predicts what will happen based on historic of events.
- Protocol Buffers. File format to replace XML, with its compiler.
- RE2. Regular expressions, C++ parser.
- Open Refine. Data processing tool, allowing the conversion of format, linkage with other databases, analysis.
- Snappy. Compression tool on the server, faster than gzip.
Graphics and charts
Download a software to be linked to a geographic database made of photos and 3D images built with Sketchup.
The product has been bought by Google in 2004 and made free.
Worldwide mapping service on which you move with the mouse.
Webmasters can integrate a Web service through the API to associate an address to its geographical position on a map.
- WebP (weppy).
Graphic image format competitor to jpeg , using a RIFF container and a VP8 methodology.
Social networks and communications
- Etherpad. Web-based realtime collaborative document editor.
Hosting of email addresses set up in 2004 and opened to the public in 2006.
It offers many features such as chat, filtering, off-line.
Established in 2008, Moderator is a question and answer service where users vote for the questions to bring them forward and have more chance to get an answer.
It is used by Google to communicate with webmasters.
Connect phone calls to GMail and gives a control on them.
- Android. OS for mobile devices.
- Gizmo 5. Phone calls at no cost, from a mobile or computer, makes use of Google Voice. Bought in November 2009.
- Quick Office. Productivité suite for Android and iOS aquired in June 2012.
General purpose tools
Receive an email when an article is published on a topic that you defined by keywords.
Question/Answer service for Africans. A system of awarding points is used to moderate the service, which is linked to Google accounts.
- Body browser.
Interactive anatomy software, the "Browser of the body" is running really on WebGL currently operational in Firefox 4.
- Chrome browser
Google's browser is another component of the development strategy of online applications.
- Chrome OS. Operating system for netbooks and Web applications.
- Crypted search. Version of the search engine protected under SSL.
- Doc. Online word processor. With the support of all file types and 250 MB of allowed space, it is an online storage service too.
- Gadgets. Widgets for the desktop of web pages.
- Google Chrome Frame. A plugin to add HTML 5 support to Internet Explorer.
- Google Commerce Search. Product search.
Command line tool for Linux. Allows to pass commands to Google's applications such as Docs, Picasa, Calendar...
- Ngrams. Statistical tool, showing the evolution of words in the literature in several languages. This shows such as in the example, the change of use that makes a word replaces another. Exemple: xul, xaml.
- Patents search. Retrieve a patent.
Management software and image editing. Originally used on a competitor of Flickr, it was bought by Google in 2004 and offered for download for free.
Help you to improve energy efficiency at home.
- Reader Play. Modern and fancy version of Reader allowing to click on a scrolling list. Reader Play is an alternative to Digg as Reader is one to Twitter.
- SMS. Search from a mobile by sms.
On the model of Answers or Digg, a site where you can offer tips to save money. Tips are ranked by the votes of surfers.
To plan your transportation, from a browser or a mobile.
- Translate. Online translator. A new chat function has been added to the toolkit in January 2010.
Convert romain characters into phonetics for foreign languages.
- Web Elements.
Elements provided by Google to be added to your own site: Calendar, Conversation, Custom Search, Maps, News, Presentations, Speadsheet, Youtube News.
Example: How to add a map to your site.
See also the List of Google sites.