I LOVE Google tools, as you all know. But I did not know some of the ones listed below. They are amazing, especially for international folks! Sorry, gotta go and load some extensions and apps…
Find at: http://www.businessinsider.com/google-products-youve-never-heard-of?r=US&IR=T&IR=T/#if-you-have-trouble-deciding-between-causes-to-donate-to-or-have-trouble-finding-a-reputable-charity-googles-one-today-app-makes-it-easy-the-app-shows-different-charities-gives-a-short-description-and-lets-you-know-how-you-can-help-18
- There’s a “Manual” feature in Google Translate that lets you draw characters or symbols.
- Similarly, Google Input Tools lets you type in over 80 different languages without having to download a special keyboard.
- Intimidated by huge numbers? Google will help you figure out how to pronounce that 12-string behemoth if you type “=english” after it.
- Google has a catalog of animal noises that you can easily find by typing in “animal sounds” or by typing in the name of a specific animal. Hot tip: Whip this one out while babysitting and it’ll keep kids entertained for a long time.
- Google Books nGram Viewer is a fun tool that lets you search for words in 5.2 million books published between 1500 and 2008 so you can see how they’ve been used and changed over time.
- Google.com/sky lets you explore the far reaches of the universe using images from NASA satellite, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, and the Hubble Telescope.
- Google Keep is a killer notes and reminder app that works across both desktops and smartphones.
- You can set a timer on Google (and get an alarm to sound when time is up) by Googling any amount of time followed by “timer.”
- Gboard is an app for iPhone that enables Google search right in your keyboard, eliminating the need to hop back and forth between apps.
- Find a gorgeous font that you can use for free (Google.com/fonts).
- Google Scholar makes it incredibly easy to search for information in professional journals and papers.
- Get your culture on by using Google Art Project to check out super high-res photos of artwork from the world’s greatest museums.
- Think with Google is a “digital cheat sheet” for marketers where it uses its data to glean what’s on deck for the industry.
- Want to get a pulse on what people care about at any given moment? Google Trends shows the most searched terms every day.
- You can even plot how different search terms have waxed or waned over time.
- Google Express lets you get same-day delivery for food, electronics, books, and more. The service now covers about 90% of the United States.
- The Google Sound Search widget works like Shazam to help you identify songs you hear. It will also link you to buy each track in the Google Play Store.