The Material Design updating trend continues, this time with Google’s Cloud Print application. Cloud Print allows you to wireless sync prints to your device with just a couple of taps, but the highlighting feature, to me at least, is the ability to send any documents you need printed straight to a FedEx shop. When it comes to return shipping labels, there is no easier way to get it done. (more…)
There are a few Google apps you never expect to see updated again, such as Chrome to Phone, simply because there seems to be little reason for Google to spend resources on them. We even thought the same for Zagat, too, ever since Google re-released the app for free following the service’s acquisition. Since then, it has simply sat around… until now. Today, Google quite unexpectedly touched up Zagat with a fresh coat of Material Design, tweaks to search, and filtering options. (more…)
Before last Friday, Google’s My Tracks inhabited a shrinking subset of fitness apps which merely record, not offer insight into, your workout routine. It could use GPS to track runs and walks over a set period of time and upload the results to Google Drive, but that was just about it. With the addition of Google Fit integration, though, My Tracks has become a little more useful, albeit still barebones. (more…)
The Chromecast app received an update yesterday that not only included the much anticipated Guest Mode, but the UI of the app also got a fresh Material Design makeover and screen mirroring is open in beta to most devices running Android 4.4.2+. The update is rolling out in stages (of course it is) on Google Play or can be sideloaded using the link we included below. (more…)
Folks who use Shazam, the service that identifies any piece of music which might be playing around you, can go grab the updated version of the application, which introduces Google’s Material Design UI guidelines.
In the update, the floating action button allows for quick sound searches, and just a general reorganization of features. Besides a bit more of a flat look to the overall design, Shazam added in a way to keep up to date with the latest from artists you have previously Shazamed, as well as instant access to the “freshest Shazam charts.” (more…)
YouTube is the latest in Google’s suite of apps to be blessed with a Material Design makeover. The app was updated this afternoon with a fresh coat of intensely red paint, improved navigation panel, and updated colors throughout. We haven’t found much new in terms of functionality, so this may just be the update to bring the look of YouTube in line with the rest of Google’s apps (outside of Hangouts).
The app is slowly rolling out through Google Play, as is the case with most Google apps these days, so if you don’t see it in your My Apps section with an update available, feel free to sideload it using the link below.