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Usually it’s a big thing when major companies like Google release new apps. However, some of them get silently released if they are not part of the strategy roadmap.

The real purpose might be merely of experimental nature. Or perhaps it was just a small project and did not get any marketing budget. Who knows why.

Here are five such apps by Google that are interesting but were never really called out to anyone. We got this list for Android devices, but the apps might be also available on other platforms.

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1. PhotoScan

PhotoScan is a new scanner app from Google Photos that lets you scan and save your favorite printed photos using your phone’s camera. Picture perfect and glare free Don’t just take a picture of a picture. Create enhanced digital scans, wherever your photos are. – Get glare-free scans with an easy step-by-step capture flow – Automatic cropping based on edge detection – Straight, rectangular scans with perspective correction – Smart rotation, so your photos stay right-side-up no matter which way you scan themIt does what the name suggests. Google PhotoScan helps you to scan old photos to archive them in a digital form in your Google Photos account. From there you can share them with friends and family or keep them for yourself. If you’re looking for a photo editor, you should check out Google Snapseedinstead.

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What do you think of these apps? Is any of those going to be useful to you? I would love to know your thoughts. Just drop us a line below in the comments.

If you want to read more into less popular apps check out “5 Android Apps from Google You Might Not Know About” from 2014.

Photo credit: Google

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