Google Desktop products


This list of Google products includes all major desktop, mobile and online products released or acquired by Google Inc. They are either a gold release, in beta development, or part of the Google Labs initiative. This list also includes previous products, that have either been merged, discarded or renamed. Features of products, such as Web Search features, are not listed.

Standalone applications

* AdWords Editor (Mac OS X, Windows 2000 SP3+/XP/Vista)

Desktop application to manage a Google AdWords account. The application allows users to make changes to their account and advertising campaigns before synchronising with the online service.

* Chrome (Windows XP/Vista/7, GNU/Linux (Beta), Mac OS X (Beta))

Web browser.

* Desktop (Mac OS X, Windows 2000 SP3+/XP/Vista,Linux )

Desktop search application, that indexes e-mails, documents, music, photos, chats, Web history and other files. It allows the installation of Google Gadgets.

* Earth (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows 2000/XP/Vista, iPhone)

Virtual globe that uses satellite imagery, aerial photography and GIS over a 3D globe.

* Gmail/Google Notifier (Mac OS X, Windows 2000/XP)

Alerts the user of new messages in their Gmail account.

* Pack (Windows XP/Vista)

Collection of computer applications — some Google-created, some not — including Google Earth, Google Desktop, Picasa, Google Talk, and Google Chrome.

* Photos Screensaver

Slideshow screensaver as part of Google Pack, which displays images sourced from a hard disk, or through RSS and Atom Web feeds.

* Picasa (Mac OS X, Linux and Windows 2000/XP/Vista)

Photo organization and editing application, providing photo library options and simple effects.

* Picasa Web Albums Uploader (Mac OS X)

An application to help uploading images to the “Picasa Web Albums” service. It consists of both an iPhoto plug-in and a stand-alone application.

* Quick search box (Windows, Mac OS X)

A tool box like run in windows from where you can avail all the features of the run dialog, type a keyword and search google, type an application name (on your computer) to launch it, type a web URL and launch it from the default web client. This tool box is very user friendly. Based on Quicksilver (software).

* Secure Access (Windows 2000/XP)

VPN client for Google WiFi users, whose equipment does not support WPA or 802.1x protocols

* SketchUp (Mac OS X and Windows 2000/Windows XP)

Simple 3D sketching program with unique dragging interface and direct integration with Google Earth.

* Talk (Windows 2000/Windows XP/Server 2003/Vista)

Application for VoIP and instant messaging. It consists of both a service and a client used to connect to the service, which uses the XMPP protocol.

* Visigami (Mac OS X Leopard)

Image search application screen saver that searches files from Google Images, Picasa and Flickr.

* Pinyin Input Method (Windows 2000/Windows XP/Windows Vista) (Google China)

Input Method Editor that is used to convert Chinese Pinyin characters, which can be entered on Western-style keyboards, to Chinese characters.

* Japanese Input (Windows XP SP2+/Windows Vista SP1+/Windows 7 and Mac OS X Leopard+) (Google Japan)

Japanese Input Method Editor.

Desktop extensions

These products created by Google are extensions to software created by other organizations.

  • Blogger Web Comments (Firefox only)
Displays related comments from other Blogger users.
Collection of mini-applications including Gmail, Blogger and Search History.
A browser plug-in that enables development of off-line browser applications.
  • Send to Mobile (Firefox) (Discontinued)
Allows users to send text messages to their mobile phone (US only) about web content.
Web browser toolbar with features such as a Google Search box, phishing protection, pop-up blocker as well as the ability for website owners to create buttons.

Desktop extensions

These products created by Google are extensions to software created by other organizations.

* Blogger Web Comments (Firefox only)

Displays related comments from other Blogger users.

* Dashboard Widgets for Mac (Mac OS X Dashboard Widgets)

Collection of mini-applications including Gmail, Blogger and Search History.

* Gears (Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari)

A browser plug-in that enables development of off-line browser applications.

* Send to Mobile (Firefox) (Discontinued)

Allows users to send text messages to their mobile phone (US only) about web content.

* Toolbar (Firefox and Internet Explorer)

Web browser toolbar with features such as a Google Search box, phishing protection, pop-up blocker as well as the ability for website owners to create buttons.

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