Lesser known and fun features of Google you didn’t knew before.
Apart of being a search engine, Google offers much more than you think. For example– Have a you ever imagined to explore Mars? or finding someones contact number or track your flight status or even planning your wedding using google, Yes it does this all, and many more. Check out the amazing features that it offers.
Google books is a service that searches the full text of books and magazines that it has scanned, converted to text using optical character recognition (OCR), and stored in its digital database. Books are provided either by publishers and authors. You can search within a book’s text, download a book, search reference texts, even create your own Library of your favorite books.
Google News Archive-
Google news archive is an extension of Google News that provides free access to scanned archives of newspapers and links to other newspaper archives on the web, both free and paid. Some of the news archives date back to 1700s. There is a timeline view available, to select news from various years.
Google maps is a web mapping service developed by the company. It offers satellite imagery, street maps, 360° panoramic views of streets (Street View), real-time traffic conditions (Google Traffic), and route planning for traveling by foot, car, bicycle or public transportation.
Google earth is a free program that allows you to “fly” over a virtual globe and view the Earth through high-resolution graphics and satellite images. It is greatly superior to static maps and satellite images. The images are detailed enough that in most populated areas you can clearly see your house, objects in your yard, and recognize your car parked along the street. A digital elevation model within Google Earth allows you to view the landscape in 3D.
You can use the Language Tools to search for a phrase in another language, translate a block of text, see the Google interface in your language, or visit Google’s home page in your country’s domain.
You can utilize Google to track down a phone number and address, but you will need a bit more information in order to do so. You will need the person’s full name and the zip code where they reside.
Typing in this simple search query will (hopefully) return phonebook results: name, address, and phone number.
You can use Google’s Define to find out the meaning of any word, simply type in the search bar define: prodigious and you’ll instantly be taken to a page of definitions, along with related topics and possible meanings. You’ll also get pronunciation.
Google Groups is a service that provides discussion groups for people sharing common interests. The Groups service also provides a gateway to Usenet newsgroups via a shared user interface. The feature became operational in February 2001, following Google’s acquisition of Deja’s Usenet archive. Deja News had been operational since 1995.
You can use Google Image Search to find any kind of image you might be looking for. Use the drop-down menu to specify what size of image you’re searching for, the safe search option to keep your image searches family-friendly (or not), or the Advanced Image Search to make your image searches as specific as possible.
Google site search-
You can use site search to find something within a site. For example, if you typed election site:owasp.org, you would come up with all the video tips.
You can use this feature to track your flight status or check conditions at an airport. Here’s how it works:
Flight Status: type in the name of the airline plus the flight number, for example, “united 1309” (without the quotes).
Airport Conditions: Type in the airport’s three letter code followed by the word airport, i.e., “pdx airport” (without the quotes).
Use Google to find the weather report anywhere in the world, simply and easily. Just type the name of the city you’re looking up weather information for plus the word “weather”, you’ll get a quick forecast.
You can use Google Finance to research stocks, find the latest market information, track financial news, and more.
If you’re looking for the status of a U.S. flight, either arriving or departing, you can do that with Google. Simply type the name of the airline plus the flight number into search box, and click “Enter”.
In addition, you can also see potential flight schedules. Type in “flights from” or “flights to” plus where you want to go, and you’ll see such as information as whether or not there are non-stop flights offered, which airlines are currently carrying that particular flight, and a detailed schedule of flights available.
Need a quick answer to a math problem? Type it into Google and let the Google Calculator figure it out. Here’s how it works:
Type a math problem into search box. it will quickly make the needed calculations and give you the answer.
You can also plan your wedding-
These tools make it easy to estimate and track your wedding budget, collect addresses for invitations, compare vendors and much more. For example, take a look at the address book template below. Instead of emailing hundreds of guests and copy or pasting hundreds of addresses into a spreadsheet, you can send a Google form and collect addresses in a spreadsheet automatically. it also assists you tracking guest RSVPs, to picking the right florist, DJ and caterer, to coordinating every last detail with your wedding party, it’s no surprise that the process can become overwhelming and expensive.
In partnership with NASA, Google created Access Mars for anyone to go on a virtual tour of the distant red planet, as seen through NASA’s Curiosity Rover’s eyes. The experience was built with WebVR technology, which lets you see virtual reality in any browser without an app or fancy VR equipment.
It is a great research tool that lets you search how many times specific words occur in more than 5 million books written between 1800 and the present. You can see how words get more or less popular over time. You can put in multiple words separated by commas to compare two or more words at once. It lets you adjust the time period, language of the books and see what books contain the words.
It lets you search the heavens and see images of stars, planets and galaxies taken from telescopes, probes and satellites. It includes infrared and microwave images as well as a historic map of the stars made by Giovanni Maria Cassini in 1792. If you don’t know where to start, This will defiantly to blow your mind.