Google Goggles

Google Goggles Free App

Rated 3.99/5 (342,205) —  Free Android application by Google Inc.

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About Google Goggles

Search by taking a picture: point your mobile phone camera at a painting, a famous landmark, a barcode or QR code, a product, or a popular image. If Goggles finds it in its database, it will provide you with useful information.

Goggles can read text in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Turkish, and translate it into other languages.

Goggles also works as a barcode / QR code scanner.

Features:
- Scan barcodes using Goggles to get product information
- Scan QR codes using Goggles to extract information
- Recognize famous landmarks
- Translate by taking a picture of foreign language text
- Add Contacts by scanning business cards or QR codes
- Scan text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
- Recognize paintings, books, DVDs, CDs, and just about any 2D image
- Solve Sudoku puzzles
- Find similar products

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How to Download / Install

Download and install Google Goggles version 1.9.4 on your Android device!
Downloaded 10,000,000+ times, content rating: Everyone
Android package: com.google.android.apps.unveil, download Google Goggles.apk

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App History & Updates

Version update Google Goggles was updated to version 1.9.4
Version update Google Goggles was updated to version 1.9.3
More downloads  Google Goggles reached 10 000 000 - 50 000 000 downloads
Version update Google Goggles was updated to version 1.9.2

What are users saying about Google Goggles

L70%
by L####:

I am an OnePlus 3T user, the app is great with other devices but when concerned with my device, I can find so much trouble in using it. I am unable to read readily taken images and I am forced to take a picture first then upload it from the gallery. It's fine when there is no urgency but very irritant when in a emergency. Hope Google fixes this issue!

70%
by ####:

It appears this app no longer works under Android nougat. When I attempted to take a picture nothing happens. As a visually impaired person using this app since 2014 it has been an absolute godsend by allowing me to read labels and identify objects. Please consider fixing this to continue providing this fantastic support.

70%
by ####:

Feedback sent: tried to translate text on a ring, directly from within 'Tips and tricks' - 'Try it now' and instead of text it says 'object not recognised'.' Then when I looked at 'Help' it's not been updated since ancient Android version 2. Slack attitude to products that could be useful or is it that I have to remain a mushroom? It's in Arabic by the way if anyone cares.

70%
by ####:

I attempted searches on about ten assorted images I had downloaded, resulting in one hit and two sort-of-hits. These three are telling. The hit was a photo inside a Google book. One near hit was from a film frame capture to a DVD cover for that film, the other from a photo of a famous skyscraper to a book about that skyscraper. Conclusion: The field of search appears limited to STUFF FOR SALE. Uninstalling in favor of Image Search from Qixingchen.

70%
by ####:

Results used to be instant. Now, I'll get a notification on my phone a day or more after taking a photo. The results are too general as well. I used to use this app all the time. I remember it being so helpful & awesome! It would surprise me when I'd take a snap & more useful information than expected would come up.

70%
by ####:

Doesn't work on Pixel, which is ridiculously stupid! An Android phone that won't run Google software. I don't want to save photos and worry about where they're saved and delete them later. I just want a quick efficient way to point the camera on my Pixel at a QR code and have it correctly and quickly read it. Why is that so hard on a phone that's supposed to be the best?

L70%
by L####:

It would be really useful to have the barcode reading and general search functionality of Goggles integrated into the Google Camera app. In its current state, Goggles can't take pictures on its own, and having a second camera app doesn't make sense. It's a bit nonsensical that Motorola had integrated barcode and business card recognition into their camera software while Google owned the brand, but that bit of brilliance didn't transition to the parent.

70%
by ####:

Used to be great. Now it just doesn't work at all (on Pixel XL or Nexus 6P). The camera button does nothing. Apparently the last update was 28 May 2014. C'mon Google! This was a great concept and app, and while it may have been "too new" back in '14, I think it's time has come. Resurrect it!

J70%
by J####:

I downloaded Google Goggles last night and thought it was super cool. I get home and suddenly it tells me I have a new result: my chemistry textbook. It shows me a picture I took of my homework out of the book earlier. In other words, it was helping itself to the contents of my gallery when it shouldn't have even been running in the first place. Amazing idea but granting it full access and autonomy by installing it was a mistake I should have never made in the first place.

70%
by ####:

Used to be a wonderful app, best on the play store. But now, it won't focus on a QR code without bringing the phone up close, then far away and repeating until it finally focuses - a process that can take anywhere from 15 to 45 seconds. I've tested it on the Motorola Droid turbo (1st Gen) and the Google pixel, and get the same performance.

X70%
by X####:

Used to work well, some were down the line it stopped scanning the image and so produces no search. Tested on both Htc and Sony android devices with the same result. App has not been updated since May 2014 so guess it's just not compatible with up to date versions of Android.

70%
by ####:

Google always top of the browsers. I think you guys come up with amazing innovative designs utilizing the equipment that modern day mobile phones have. This app was extremely accurate and analyzed everything flawlessly. I scanned a star wars figurine and it responded with the results of the exact character. Keep up the fabulous work guys, you never fail to amaze me. And to all those people who are pessimistic with these things, I have a message for you; if you are smart you would be offended by this.

70%
by ####:

No functions of this program work properly. Won't even scan a 3D barcode anymore. The sweep doesn't look like it crosses the whole picture while scanning, but it's just an animation - doesn't mean it's not scanning the whole thing. Regardless, nothing on this app works anymore and it unfortunately appears that Google has abandoned Goggles so I will too. Anyone have suggestions for replacements?

70%
by ####:

Google Goggles is an excellent application for identifying iconic landmarks and scanning QR codes. It hasn't seen an update in quite some time and I hope that it hasn't been abandoned. Could you please push out an update to fix bugs and give it a Material Design makeover?

70%
by ####:

This app is a great concept I was really excited when I downloaded it but it just doesn't work properly yet, even for the things they say it can do. Instead of reading barcodes it goes for the text (even when there's barely any to read) can't read text properly either, puts spaces where there aren't any etc. So when you use the search function end up re-typing anyway. Hopefully this will reach it's potential because it could be great, but it's not there yet.

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by ####:

With pictures everywhere (including fb, IG, and Snapchat) google needs to revive this. The UI is from 3-4 years ago. This could work incredibly well with google camera, now, and search. It could be useful when on the go to take a pic to learn about something than typing or talking to your phone (like a weirdo when using voice search sometimes) Please update!

70%
by ####:

Because right now all it does is occasionally identify text and open up ads on images of famous buildings. Seriously it couldn't even identify the Eiffel Tower and instead returned an ad for a product that uses the tower in its logo. So I figured if it recognized logos it could identify McDonald's logo. Except it didn't. Useless waste of space

K70%
by K####:

From what I can tell the main benefit of having this app is for shopping. The only issue I have it is that I struggle to find ways to use it, it seems more like a luxury than an essential tool. Maybe because I don't shop. I struggle looking for practical ways to use it other entertainment or information. Perhaps It's not for me. Its completely functional and always works well and surprisingly has never even so much as crashed. I like this app a lot , so I always keep it.

70%
by ####:

I tried many pictures of different items. Simple items I knew pictures existed online. Results were not even close. It's such a great idea and I would think if anyone could make it work it would be Google with the large searchable index they have. I've tried this app a few times since it came out. On different phones and better cameras on the phone. I thought maybe they would perfect it or it was my devices. I didn't want to rate badly until I'd given it the benefit of the doubt. No doubt now!

70%
by ####:

Is cool From what I can tell the main benefit of having this app is for shopping. The only issue I have it is that I struggle to find ways to use it, it seems more like a luxury than an essential tool. Maybe because I don't shop. I struggle looking for practical ways to use it other entertainment or information. Perhaps It's not for me. Its completely functional and always works well and surprisingly has never even so much as crashed. I like this app a lot , so I always keep it.

O70%
by O####:

When Google Goggles first came out, it was revolutionary. It wasnt perfect by no means, but it broke molds and blew minds. Now after revisiting it after a few years, it seems like they have abandoned the project. Deep learning is very tricky. If I were Google I would focus more on the voice recognition and the ability for the AI to hold a decently intelligent conversation. Image recognition would be smoother if the AI knew the context of the picture it was taking.

70%
by ####:

It's really cool that you can have it automatically recognize your photos when you take them, but you have at most one opportunity to see them. I get a notification that it recognized one or more photos, and the only way to see them is to click on the notification. If you bring up the app instead, or dismiss the notification, they are gone for good. No history or any other way to see what it recognized. Sometimes clicking the notification doesn't even work. It recently recognized several photos I had recently taken, but I couldn't see any of them. It's more concerned with telling you how great it is without making it actually useful.

H70%
by H####:

Not only could it not tell me what kind of fish it was, it didn't even recognize it as a fish. I thought maybe it was too hard, so I tried a couple fish even a small child could identify. They were crisp clear pictures shot from the side. This time it couldn't even hazard a guess. At least with the first fish it TRIED to guess. But I honestly didn't expect it to spit out an answer that wasn't even English. I think it was trying to tell me it was a tattoo. In Spanish.

70%
by ####:

I'm quite happy with the app even if I don't get a answer to all my photos. But dam near. I love this application so much because I learn more and more all the time. I give it a five out of five all day long for the evacuation value and potential to help answer questions about stuff I see everyday that I have no idea of what it is. Take a picture and most of the time I get a Web Link and I learn something new.

70%
by ####:

It's a nice idea being able to search using visual cues. However it doesn't really work very well. It didn't recognise the (well known) products I showed it and struggled to recognise brands. A 250ml bottle of ketchup was recognised as 'Hinze'. Well I can also read that label and it is quicker to type the info in myself - so not very good. If it recognised it as a 250ml bottle of the stuff and showed me where to buy - much better. Until then i'll pass.

70%
by ####:

Seems like another cool app but the recognition ability can be TOO general and simple. So results are disappointing most of the time. It does better recognition with text than objects. My phone has a decent camera and at some point believed i couldn't take clearer pictures as possible that Goggles cant recognize. Thats not the case. I will wait until it improves.

70%
by ####:

Will not even completely scan a picture before telling me object not recognized. Tried scanning a spider picture, would not recognize.. even cropped the image leg to leg to try and get a better result, stopped scanning a quarter of the way through the picture and says image not recognized. This is a big spider and a great pic of it! This has happened multiple times, so it is not a fluke, the app in my opinion is useless.

70%
by ####:

Because right now all it does is occasionally identify text and open up ads on images of famous buildings. Seriously it couldn't even identify the Eiffel Tower and instead returned an ad for a product that uses the tower in its logo. So I figured if it recognized logos it could identify McDonald's logo. Except it didn't. Useless waste of space

70%
by ####:

Runs in the background. Ignores 'everyday objects'. Take a picture of a business card. ..Goggles reads the text and offers to add the person to your contacts. ..with all the data from the card. Take a picture of a new beer you've just tried, Goggles will tell you the brewery. Brilliant. .and often amusing. Took a picture of a statue at grandma garden.; gave me the title and artist.

70%
by ####:

Well, it takes a bit of playing around to get your goggles working. Once you've got the hang of it, the worlds at your fingertips! Help tips suck!! So here are some of my own. 1. Unlike Gremlins, Google Goggles LOVE bright light. Go outside or power your camera's flashlight before attempting to take a scan. 2. Skip a wide angle pic at first & see if you can get any writing on the object, male, model, serial #.

Q70%
by Q####:

So far I have not really put this app to the test, but it seems to work pretty good on my phone (Nexus 5X). The only complaint I can come up with is that the image gets flipped when the content is being scanned, but som far this has not been represented in the output. Overall maybe not the most useful app, but a cool proof of concept and fun to use.

70%
by ####:

If you take a picture of your cat or your nails or your handbag or something like that, OF COURSE IT WONT WORK! They said they are still WORKING on it, meaning you should take pictures of your Business Card or a famous building i.e. The Eiffel Tower. I cant stress enough the IMPORTANCE of watching the video like reading the label.

70%
by ####:

With pictures everywhere (including fb, IG, and Snapchat) google needs to revive this. The UI is from 3-4 years ago. This could work incredibly well with google camera, now, and search. It could be useful when on the go to take a pic to learn about something than typing or talking to your phone (like a weirdo when using voice search sometimes) Please update!

70%
by ####:

I tried to get it to identify 3 relatively easy objects: Eagle Talon (granted not the most common car now but popular in it's day), Ford F150 (most popular truck in the US) & the US flag. Goggles could not identify any of them! Not even the flag!! Uninstall.

X70%
by X####:

Texts could not be captured since the app is trying to read the inverted image incorrectly. The physically inverted camera installed in Nexus 5x which was corrected by software corrections as per newer camera APIs. And Google itself being a developer has not incorporated it in its goggles app. Please correct at the earliest and make this app usable in Google Nexus 5x

70%
by ####:

I think Goggles needs a lot more focus with development. I've used this all around Italy to help translate menus, tickets, etc. I wish it could identify plants, as I like to do macro photography and I dying always know what it is I'm photographing. No concerns about pictures uploading, its implied that the pictures you take need to be uploaded for analysis and to make the recognition algorithm better.

70%
by ####:

Google Goggles is an excellent application for identifying iconic landmarks and scanning QR codes. It hasn't seen an update in quite some time and I hope that it hasn't been abandoned. Could you please push out an update to fix bugs and give it a Material Design makeover?

V70%
by V####:

This app use to recognize product emblems and completely read text now I can't get it to do much but I pick out a couple letters. All it's good for now is a barcode scanner if that. Scan bar stops as soon as it thinks the image is out of focus but if it continued it would realize part of the image is in focus. I'll redownload in the future hopefully issues are resolved

S70%
by S####:

This app works great for me with no problems. I took a pic of a pack of Marlboro Menthols & it gave me info for the Marlboro company & even on menthol leaves. Then I took a pic of my Nirvana lighter, and it gave me info on the group Nirvana. I'm not sure why some ppl have problems & others don't. I wish it would work for everyone becuz it is a good app. Very helpful & useful...

G70%
by G####:

I had forgotten that I had this app on my phone until a few days ago. At that time, I downloaded a picture of Dennis Rodman with a lady and it came back on Goggles as """ Dennis Rodman and wife""". I had utterly no clue that the Rod had been hitched THAT many times! At any rate, this is a cleverly unique and sublimely helpful which makes for a nice bit of additional information that one such as I did not know! Highly recommended @ 5*!


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