Last Updated on April 25, 2021 by Larious
Those days were gone when Google was just a simple search engine. Now Google owns YouTube, Android, and many other services. However, Google has always been known for its search engine, and it keeps improving its search interface from time to time.
Millions of people use Google search every day for a variety of reasons. It doesn’t matter whether you are a student or a business person; you will find relevant information for literally everything through Google search.
Google knows everything; whether it’s a weather forecast or a current score, you can search whatever you want on Google. Since Google knows everything, it provides you few handfuls of tools to narrow down your search. There are certain things to perform right from the Google search page.
Best Google Search Tricks You Probably Don’t Know About
In this article, we will share some of the exciting Google features that most users don’t know. So, let’s check out the cool Google search features in 2021.
Stopwatch: Want to use a stopwatch but don’t have a clock? Simply, type “Stopwatch” in Google, and see a clock placed above the results.
Countdown: The same applies if you want to lead a countdown. Write “Countdown” or “Timer” and Google will display above results a clock ready to start a countdown.
Metronome: You never know when you’ll need a metronome. So Google has already built one that you can activate by typing “Metronome” in the search field.
Calculator (Normal and scientific): We all know that we have a Calculator on our computer and mobile, but sometimes we need to access them faster. So, simply go to Google. Just type “Calc” Google will display above results a calculator, even it also works if you enter the concrete operation in the search field like “84/2”.
Currency conversions: If you often do online shopping, you might feel the need for a currency converter. To make it easier, you can ask directly to Google with the amount. For example, “250 dollars in rupees”. You can also use the abbreviation of the currency bank ( “250 USD in EUR”).
Conversions of measurement units: In measuring conversions, values are fixed (not as currency). You can find them in the above (for example, “50 inches in centimeters”) and get the change in the usual way. But if you use Chrome, try typing the measurements directly in the browser address bar, and see that one of the autocomplete results is already switching to another unit of measurement.
For Your Hobbies
Football results: It is very hard to live without knowing how was your team in the Champions League or who is facing in the next game of the league? Write “results” followed by the name of the sports in the search bar and have all the information right there.
Movie listings: If you prefer the cinema, then it is a quick way to know what movies are being projected in your city. Type “movies” followed by the same, and see a list of movies over the results. Clicking on the movie name will also tell you the show timings and seat availability.
Biography of an author: Want to read other books of your favorite author? Just open Google search and search for “books by” followed by the name of a writer. For example “books by Chetan Bhagat”, and you will see his/her biography in a special format.
Weather forecast: If you are planning a vacation trip, you would like to check out the weather forecast. A weather forecast is one of the first things you should consider before planning a vacation. Just open the Google search page and search for ‘Weather forecast (city name). Google will show you the weather forecast timeline.
Flight information: Whether you want to capture a flight or just want to pick up someone at the airport, Google also has information that may be useful. Enter the flying code in the search field, and you’ll see a small tab on it: route, time of departure and arrival, whether or not it is delayed, airport terminal, etc.
See the highlights of a city: With the Internet and some mobile apps, it is very easy to find information about any place that you plan to visit as a tourist. To see the highlights of a particular city, type “attractions” followed by the name of the city (Example: “attractions Kolkata”).
Looking Through Your Stuff
Locate your airline tickets: If you have your flight tickets saved on your Gmail account, you can find them on Google itself. Simply type “my flights” in the search field and see a summary of your next air travel (obviously only visible to you).
Locate your reservations: Similarly, like airline tickets, if you have any hotel reservations in Gmail, then you can make them available through a simple search on Google, putting “my hotels” in the search bar.
Review your purchases: Another thing you can check on Google, your most recent purchases on the Internet, as it will provide all the purchased receipts that are stored in Gmail. Simply write “my shopping” and see a list of them.
Find your mobile phone: Do you know Android Device Manager? It is the function integrated into the mobile operating system from Google that allows you to locate lost devices. Simply search on Google “Find my device” in the search field.
See your photos in the cloud: One last personal thing you see on Google, your photos, that you synced in the cloud. To do this, simply write “my photos” or “my pictures”.
Knowledge Never Goes Waste
See what falls on any given day: If you plan a vacation or a trip, you might like to know on what day of the week the festival will fall. Well, you can ask Google by typing the name of the festival along with the year (Example: “Christmas 2021” or “Good Friday 2021”).
Calculate distances: How many kilometers between two cities? Very easy to calculate, just ask Google with the phrase “A to B,” where A is a town and B is another. You will see a mini window of Google Maps displaying the route, number of kilometers, and the traveling time. If there are also flights between the two sites, Google will include them in the results.
Knowing the age of any famous personality: We know that celebrities love to lie about his/her age, but you can use Google search to figure out their actual age.. Just type “age” followed by the name of the celebrity.
Know your IP: Although there are other ways to find out your IP address, a quick search on Google with “my IP” will return the public IP you are currently navigating.
Other Cool Stuff
Flipping a coin: Heads or tails? If you do not have a handy coin to decide something crucial, Google can lend you a hand. Type “flip a coin” in the search, and you will have a virtual currency available to use for heads or tails.
Rolling a die: Much like the currency before, Google has given this feature because you never know how much you need one. All you have to do is type “roll dice” and have six virtual faces ready to use.
Fun Facts: Fun facts are little pearls of knowledge that Google shows you in a special format whenever you enter “fun facts” in the search field. For example, did you know that Venice has 118 islands connected by 400 bridges and 170 boats?.
Google in 1998: This last trick allows you to make a quick trip to the past. Type “Google in 1998” and then you will be able to see how Google look like in the past 1998.
So, these are some of the excellent Google search tricks that you can use today. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also. If you know any other such tricks, let us know in the comment box below.