We all know Google is amazing and everyone’s go-to source for finding that new restaurant or getting from point A to point B, but did you know Google can do so much more?? This article from Social Media Today discusses tips and tricks to help you through your day.
Google Tips and Tricks to Help Increase Your Productivity
In this post, we’ll look at a range of Google tricks, including lesser-known hacks, time-savers, Easter eggs and search shortcuts, which may help you save time and improve your productivity (or just have a laugh for a moment).
1. Use Google as a Timer and Stopwatch
You can use Google as a timer or stopwatch with a simple query.
Enter a search phrase like “set timer for 15 minutes” and you’ll see Google do just that.
2. Pinpoint the Time of Sunrise and Sunset
Enter “sunrise in” or “sunset in” followed by a geographic location to find out what time you can expect the sun to rise or set.
For example: “Sunset in Los Angeles.”
3. Weather Forecast
Check the weather to know if it’s a good time to go out or do something outdoors.
Enter “weather in + geographic location” in Google.
For example: “Weather in New York.”
4. Use Google to Calculate a Tip
Search for “tip calculator” to have Google help you with calculating exactly how much you should leave as a tip.
5. Convert Currencies
Google can help you with how much one currency is in another currency.
Type in “amount + currency A to currency B.”
For example: “20 USD to JPY.”
6. Books Written by Favorite Authors
If you’re looking for books written by a specific author, simply type in “books written by + author name.”
For example: “books written by Salman Rushdie.”
You’ll get a carousel showcasing their work.
You can use Google as a calculator if you don’t have one lying around.
Just type in a formula and have Google calculate it for you.
8. Find the Origin of Any Word
Want to know the etymology of a word? Google can help with that, too.
Type “Etymology + word” to discover the origin of any word.
9. Use Double Quotes to Find an Exact Search Phrase
If you want to make your search more exact, you can enclose your search phrase in double quotes.
This will make Google search for results that contain only that exact phrase.
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What do you think about these tips? Did you know that Google did this? Are there any tips or tricks on here that you’re going to try?