Wednesday, September 26, 2012

10 less known but awesome Google products



With Google's vast range of products, even their own employees might not be aware of everything on offer. Hitesh Raj Bhagat & Karan Bajaj show you how to use Google for more than just search & mail.

Cookin with Google 
This customised search lets you find recipes from across the world. Through this page, Google will only search through food sites that provide recipes and remove useless links that just have the search terms mentioned. The results you get can be further filtered using various heads — special recipes for diabetics, low-fat recipes, for vegetarians for weight watchers and so on.

http://goo.gl/0oCea

10 less-known but awesome Google products

Navigation & Traffic 
Google latest update for Android devices adds voice guided, turn-by-turn navigation for India. It can be accessed via Google Maps or via the dedicated navigation app on some phones. However, Google Navigationalso shows live traffic information for select cities in India — displayed using colours (red for heavy, yellow for moderate and green for free). Accordingly, the app can also suggest a reroute — the best possible way to reach your destination and avoid traffic. Google's live traffic information can be viewed on a desktop browser as well.

Hangout 
Hangout is Google's free group video chat service. It allows up to 10 people to simultaneously video chat via their desktop, phone or tablets. It automatically detects who is speaking and shows him/her in the main window. Within Hangout, you can share screens with others or collaborate on Google Docs. Hangout also lets you publicly broadcast a chat on your Google Plus profile or YouTube channel.http://plus.google.com/hangouts

10 less-known but awesome Google products


Map Maker 
Google Map Maker lets you update Google Maps & Google Earth data of over 200 countries with relevant information. You can add new places, edit details of existing places or review information submitted by other users. The changes made by you will be reviewed by moderators — once approved, they will get added and accessible to anyone in the world.
www.google.com/mapmaker

WebMasters 
Everyone wants their own website to get a higher Google rank, but its far more complicated than it sounds — terms like site indexing, ranking and search engine optimisation are often bandied about. Google has a free service called 'Webmasters' that helps you understand how Google views and ranks your website, identifies problems in accessing it, provides tips on how to improve your website's visibility and generates free and detailed traffic and analysis reports.
www.google.com/webmasters

10 less-known but awesome Google products
Moderator 
Moderator is an open forum by Google where anyone can initiate a discussion about anything. Once you submit a question or start a topic, other users vote if the question or idea is good or not. Visitors can also post comments or questions in the discussion, which can also be voted upon, marked as useful or flagged as inappropriate. You can share an entire discussion or a specific comment via email, Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus to elicit more responses.
www.google.com/moderator

Schemer 
Schemer is a service that allows you to make a list of activities to do around you (according to your interests). You can add friends (called accomplices) to your schemer account and it will automatically find and recommend common activites that you and your friends can do. You can also browse schemes recommended by people for various places and add those to your list.
www.schemer.com
10 less-known but awesome Google products

Search via SMS 
Google allows you to use its various applications via SMS. For instance, you can search the web for news, cricket scores, or movies by just sending an SMS to 9773300000 — you'll get the results as an SMS. You can also register your phone with Google Calendar to receive SMS notifications for upcoming events. The service is great for feature phones or when you have limited data connectivity.

Scholar 
This is a customised search for articles, theses, books, court opinions and other documents. It can help you with locating the entire document on the web if available, and articles are ranked according to quality of content, the author and how often has it been used as a reference in other documents.
http://scholar.google.com

10 less-known but awesome Google products


Account Activity 
Worried about where and how you are spending time on the Internet? Google now offers a detailed report on your account usage for various Google products. You just need to register for the service and Google will generate a report, including details on email, YouTube, search history — and then mail it to you.
http://goo.gl/niMGv

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