5 Google Apps for the Modern-day Explorer

Since the Age of Exploration, explorers always bring with them their trusted tools. These help them navigate, take notes, and of course survive their adventures. Centuries later, with the invention of smartphones and the internet, the tools of the modern-day explorers also improved.

For those who are not aware, Google has several Apps (applications) that fits the needs of these modern-day explorers. Here are 5 of the most useful Apps of Google for the modern-day explorer.
Google Maps

Similar to: A map


If you were asleep during your lesson about geography and map reading, don't fret. Google Maps is an easy to use app for your navigation needs. Just type down the name of your destination then click navigate and you'd already know the distance, estimated time of arrival, traffic conditions, and even alternate routes going to your desired destination. Oh and one last, it also talks like Dora's trusted map.


Google Translate
Similar to: A native guide/ translator


Centuries ago, some explorers kidnap natives to learn their language of use them to be translators to communicate with other tribes. Today, translating street signs, markers, and grocery items is just one click away. Google Translate is an app with more than 100 different available languages. Just type down the word and let it translate it to your preferred language. As regards to words that are non-Roman alphabets, you can use your smartphone's camera and watch the words change to your set language.


Blogger
Similar to: An explorer's diary/ chronicler's notes


No need to bring your bulky diary and dozens of pens on your trip. You can simply write down your experiences on your blogspot and publish it for the world to read. You can add photos and videos to it too. Aside from that, you can also earn from ads placed in your blog. Talk about a paying diary.


Google Drive
Similar to: An explorer's extra pack/ treasure chest

So you have taken hundreds of great photos and videos then suddenly realizes that you don't have extra memory on your phone... You don't have to erase some of your photos,videos, or files just to take new ones. You can simply upload them all to your Google Drive. You can also share your Google Drive's contents to friends back home in just one click.



Google+
Similar to: A signal light for the entire fleet/ 

Stay connected with your fellow explorers through Google+. It is an app where you can meet people with the same passion as you. You can do this by joining one or more of the hundreds of communities available. Aside from that, you can also post your photos for everyone to see and comment. It's like communicating with everyone in the fleet simultaneously and vise versa.

So what are you waiting for? Try to discover these Google Apps and enjoy travelling with them on your phone.

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