5 Apps You Didn’t Know Are Google Owned

Google has many apps. Some are easy to identify. For example, Google Photos and Google Maps. However, there are other lesser-known Google applications that are useful. Here are 5 apps that you didn’t know are Google-owned:


Waze is a community-driven navigational app. Unlike Google Maps, Waze relies on user input to provide up to date traffic information. Waze carpool allows you to save money on travel by sharing a ride with other Waze users.

Zygote Body

Previously known as Google Body, Zygote Body displays 3D models of the human body to aid with learning about the different parts and functions.


Snapseed is a photo editor app that Google purchased some time ago. It lets you add filters to photos as well as crop, rotate, etc.


Nest aims to sync smart devices – thermostats, indoor and outdoor security cameras, smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, security system, video and more. The aim is to create a connected smart home.


Blogger is a Google service that lets anyone create a blog or website at no cost. It is similar to WordPress but without the plugins and extended customizations.