Are you using Google apps or you avoiding them in all costs?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by geta, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. geta macrumors 6502a

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    Just wondering if ppl using Google apps on their iOS devices, or you’re extremely “fan boy” and avoiding this company in all cost?

    If you using their apps, i wonder which one and if its replacing native Apple app, or in addition ?
     
  2. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    Use maps and alike all the time.
    I just pick the best app for the job, i dont really care who makes it.
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Many people use Google and all kinds of other 3rd party apps. Some people have some qualms with Google unrelated to Apple and some simply try to stay within the Apple ecosystem. There's really no good or bad or right or wrong way about it, just whatever works for different people, which differs from person to person.
     
  4. chabig macrumors 601

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    I do try to avoid Google apps and services as much as possible, due to mistrust. They have nothing I find compelling that doesn't have a good alternative.
     
  5. campyguy macrumors 68040

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    I use some Google apps on my iPhone/iPad and a couple on my Mac. Google's about marketing/ads - I like their connectivity to businesses, that they're mapping/aerial data is pretty decent, and that they progressively update most of their apps and data behind the apps. I use two Gmail account for "junk", and sometimes log in to those accounts in their Maps (iOS app and web portal), Google Earth (iOS and now-free Pro version, even tho' I wish Keyhole was still running that show...), and Google Voice/Hangouts.

    Apple and Google, combined, offer services to us that were basically not imaginable 20 years ago. The navigation DVD in my Benz is incomplete and based on data that's months old from a company owned by TomTom (Teleatlas) - and DVD updates cost $300, and the latest one is surely already out-of-date already. To heck with that...

    Off-topic but IMHO related, I got a call from a friend in rural WA State a couple of months ago, telling me that there were cars with cameras on them with "Bing" plastered all over them; the maps and business data shown on Bing's "preview mapping site" blow away Apple's and Google's current offerings (including street view). I use Outlook.com, and I already like it better than Gmail for use and customizability, including real alias support. I get 1TB of storage with my Office 365 Home account plus the entire Office suite. The Outlook iOS app gets better by the week. Google's "services" are starting of looking weak when compared to what MS is starting to throw down. I'll keep using Google, and they'll keep using me - on my iOS devices, that is...
     
  6. Badrottie Suspended

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    I want to stay away from Google apps but there are only two - Google Map and YouTube apps until Apple Map fixes everything first it takes time.
     
  7. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    I use them if I need to, such as YouTube, Gmail, Keep, and maps occasionally. When I use Android, I use them all, but when using iOS, I use them fairly sparingly. I prefer to use Apple's (sometimes unreliable) services as often as I can.
     
  8. geta thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I fully understand when ppl avoiding Google apps coz of a trust issue (or other reasons). I really dont care which company behind the apps I’m using, its all about productivity and my needs (as well as UI).
     

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