Download Google Search - Best Software & Apps

  • Google Play

    12.4.14

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows

    Get Android apps, games, and more from Google's official store

    7
    23805 votes
    • PROS: Search by keyword or category, Automatic app updates, Attractive design, Lots of content
    • CONS: App selection can feel overwhelming at times
  • YouTube

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps
    Symbian

    The greatest free video player

    8
    2340 votes
    • PROS: Intelligent, comfortable user interface, Includes lots of YouTube features, Simple player controls, Record and upload videos directly, Excellent playlist integration
    • CONS: Video quality not as high as web counterpart
  • Google Earth

    1.3.33.17

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    Explore Earth (and beyond) from your computer for free

    8
    21784 votes
    • PROS: The easiest way to explore Earth, the sky, the Moon and even Mars, Impressive graphics engine, Different layers (pictures, routes, 3D buildings), Street View, Completely free
    • CONS: You need a good internet connection, Irregular content depending on the region
  • Google Maps

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps
    Symbian

    An indispensable guide to the world

    7
    739 votes
    • PROS: Extremely easy to use, GPS navigation, 3D street view, Information about business and places of interest, Text and voice search
    • CONS: Can put a strain on memory and battery
  • Adobe Photoshop Touch

    1.7.7

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Photoshop for Android tablets

    8
    354 votes
    • PROS: Great options, Integrated Google Image Search, Upload to Adobe Creative Cloud
    • CONS: Still has high learning curve
  • Google Keyboard

    4.1.22063.1974169

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Google's free official keyboard for Android

    9
    147 votes
    • PROS: Type search and share in one app, Multilingual function supports over 120 languages, Completely free
    • CONS: Lacks customisation features, Some users dislike the one handed mode
  • Google Earth

    Pro 7.1.2.2041

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Discover the world with Google

    8
    2347 votes
    • PROS: Discover the world, Search any address
    • CONS: High bandwidth required, Can't use full app offline
  • Google Now Launcher

    1.1.0.1167994

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A smarter way to use your phone or tablet

    8
    28 votes
    • PROS: Neat integration with Google Now, Always-on voice search and commands, Fast access to wallpapers, widgets and setup
    • CONS: Not as customizable as other launchers
  • Android TV Remote Control

    1.1.0.1943337

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Control your TV from your smartphone or tablet

    8
    36 votes
    • PROS: Free to download, Simple navigation options
    • CONS: Frequent network disconnection, Limited functionality
  • Google Latitude

    License
    free
    Platform
    Web Apps

    Where are your friends? Ask Google Latitude!

    7
    1551 votes
    • PROS: Excellent privacy settings, Perfect for mobile devices, Nicely integrated with other Google services
    • CONS: GPS is mandatory
  • Côc Côc browser

    2.5.15

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free web browser with faster download potential

    9
    53 votes
    • PROS: Downloads from certain websites is very fast, Search out content that is exclusively indexed
    • CONS: No better than a very basic web browser, It is more useful for people in Vietnam
  • F-Droid

    0.76

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    An open-source alternative to the Play Store

    8
    93 votes
    • PROS: Good selection of apps, No need to log in, Free apps, Various versions of apps, Built-in search, Shows apps compatible with your device
    • CONS: Not as varied as Google Play, No screenshots of apps
  • Google

    4.2.16.87075793.arm

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows Phone
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Google Now on your Android device

    8
    62 votes
    • PROS: Lets you search lots of things on your phone, You can customize what it looks for, Includes Google Now
    • CONS: No search button within the app itself, Only displays a few results on screen at once, Google Now lacks results depending on user
  • Google Search for Windows 10

    1.1.1.37

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Set Google as your default search engine in Windows 8

    7
    346 votes
    • PROS: Quick search, Beautiful interface, Syncs your Google search history, Opens links within the application, Voice search, Portal to Google web apps, Replaces Bing as default search app
    • CONS: Lags sometimes, Cannot multitask with Google apps
  • AllCast

    2.0.2.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Accessing Media Across Platforms

    5
    7 votes
    • PROS: Watch media from devices to TV, Supports most DLNA renderers, Share media contents
    • CONS: Requires a TV Player connected with the device first, Only 5 minute viewing limit, Media played depends on devices’ contents
  • Google Voice Search

    2.1.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Search the web and your phone with your voice

    7
    299 votes
    • PROS: Good speech recognition, Very easy to use, Supports more than 30 languages, Voice Actions for accessing phone functions
    • CONS: Can sometimes get it wrong
  • Google Play Books

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows

    A real page turner of an app

    7
    62 votes
    • PROS: Well-organized and laid out app and shop, Books stored in the cloud, Ability to translate text, Scroll through books quickly with on-screen slider, Find out more information about places and words
    • CONS: Have to go outside app to buy books, Can't organize books into collections
  • Bing

    Extension 20090601

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Free and Effective Online Search Engine Add-On

    7
    393 votes
    • PROS: Similar to other search engines., Can be downloaded as an add-on to Firefox in seconds.
    • CONS: Not as many search results (arguably) as larger platforms., May block certain gaming and entertainment websites from listing within the search results.
  • Google Desktop

    5.9.1005.12335

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Info when you want it, right on your desktop

    7
    1258 votes
    • PROS: Search results in web page format, Large choice of gadgets, Can cross index from multiple machines, Share panel items with friends
    • CONS: First time indexing is long, Intrusive, No logical “OR” or substring search support
  • Mailbird

    Lite 2.0.10.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Access Gmail and online services

    8
    134 votes
    • PROS: Easy to find and write emails, Integration with online services and social media, App to quickly search through attachments
    • CONS: Identities only saves drafts and sent mail to the main account, Delays and slowdown when receiving hundreds of emails
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
#NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
11.3.33.17217848.1Windows, Android, Mac, iPhone
2varies-with-device23408Android, iPhone, Web Apps, Symbian
3Pro 7.1.2.204123477.7Windows, Mac
412.4.14238057.4Android, Windows
515517.2Web Apps
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