Google has produced a wide range of helpful software tools over the years, some of which you may be using without even knowing its from Google. Here are the best free tools that Google produces, and you can download and use them all for free.

Google also employs one of the largest teams of engineers and developers in the world to ensure its products are absolutely top-notch, which means the standard of development is extremely high, making these products are often among the best you can find in their respective categories. The tools below are all extremely powerful, well made and easy to use. Some of them you may have heard of, and some of them you may not.

Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Google Chrome has rapidly become one of the most popular web browsers in the world. Taking over from Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox a few years ago, it’s clean non-nonsense look and wide array of utility and extensions make it both easy to use and simple to customise.

Google Chrome can be downloaded from its website.

Google Maps

Google Maps

Google Maps is the famous web-based service that provides everyone with detailed geographical information for places all around the world. This includes aerial and satellite views and even a street view of major towns and cities across the world.

Google Maps is available through your browser.

Google Drive

Google Drive

Google Drive provides users with a place to store their data in the cloud. Anything from music and films to pictures and documents can be held there, allowing you to access them from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection.

The cloud stores your data in remote servers and allows you to access it by entering an account name and password. This is excellent for both security and safety, while also ensuring that your data never gets lost.

You can set up a Google Drive account on its website.

We can also recommend some great alternatives if you’re in the market for cloud storage.

Google Share X

Google Share X

Google’s Share X is a powerful screenshot tool that allows you to capture and share your screenshots with a wide range of platforms. It’s got a range of options while still remaining light-weight and easy to use, making it ideal for collaborations and quality sharing images.

You can download Share X for yourself on its website.

Google Toolbar

Google Toolbar

If you’re a devoted user of Internet Explorer but still want the functionality of Google Chrome, then you’re in luck. The Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer provides quick assess to a range of Google’s services including a quick search, Gmail and image search too.

You can grab the Google Toolbar on Google’s website.

The original version of this article came from our German colleagues over on Pcwelt.