The world’s favorite search engine Google has become an integral part of our daily life. It is mainly because, it helps us to easily find whatever we wish for on the web. Besides it providing easy access to billions of web pages, it has some less-known features that are incredibly useful and yet not all that widely used. Some of them are listing below.
If you want to make sure, every term in the search box is included in your search, the recently introduced Verbatim search helps you do it. Just click ‘More search Tools’ option on the left side of the page and select ‘Verbatim’.
Enter a mathematical function into the search box and you will see an interactive graph that you can zoom in to. You can also use words like graph or plot when searching (for example Graph y=2x+1).
Google search has also a calculator function. To use Google’s built-in calculator function, simply enter the calculation you’d like to done into the search box (For example, 5*9+(sqrt 10)^3=)
To see the precise times of sunrises and sunsets for many U.S. and worldwide cities, type “sunrise” or “sunset” followed by the city name.
If you are looking for a certain kind of apps for your iOS or Android device, just type what you are looking for into the search box (game, for example) then click the ‘More’ option on the left side of the page and select ‘Applications’.
Type the phrase ‘do a barrel roll’ into Google home page search box and see what is happening. Other tricks that you can try to include are ‘Tilt’ (or Askew), ‘Google Sphere’ and ‘Google Gravity’ (without quote). You will need to hit the ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ link to see it in action.
Google search has also a built-in dictionary. Type ‘Define’ followed by a word to look up and Google will tell you what it means and how to pronounce it. You can also listen to it being spoken. The dictionary results now show you synonyms for the word, which saves you having to search for a thesaurus.
Above lists are only a few. Google has many other special features to help you to find exactly what you’re looking for. See some of them here. (Thanks DevRK)