Almost everyone knows about services such as Google Drive, Google Translate, calendar, maps, photos or Gmail. All this has long been heard and used by millions of people around the world.
Not everyone knows that there are other interesting services in the search giant’s arsenal. Here are ten useful but little-known Google services:
1. Google Keep
A convenient service for creating notes with the ability to add voice, photo or text entries.
To any notes you can open access for other users in a couple of clicks. There are clients for iOS, Android, Chrome browser and web version.
An excellent solution for those who need cross-platform notes for different operating systems. Here’s an app for the iPhone .
2. Timer and stopwatch
When you need to monitor the time or do not forget to do something, you can use a timer or a stopwatch.
If you do not have a smartphone with an installed application, remember that the timer and stopwatch is in any browser Google Chrome.
Unfortunately, for the Russian-language search option is not available, you need to change the language to English in the parameters.
In the search go to Settings – Languages and select English . Now directly in the search line we write:
1 minute timer
And the timer with the set time will immediately begin counting down.
You can specify any time interval or use a stopwatch. The timer can make a sound signal and go into full screen mode.
3. Google Sky
This service allows you to directly in the browser to plow the expanses of the universe, to look at distant worlds or to study the vast space.
Just go to the address of the service and you can enjoy beautiful pictures of the boundless expanse of the astronomical universe from different satellites and telescopes.
Almost all the data are accompanied by explanations of specialists or articles from Wikipedia.
4. Search for words in the literature
Service Google Books nGram Viewer allows you to track the frequency of use of a word in the literature. Data are available from the 1800s to the present.
The most relevant information, of course, is presented for English-language literature, but Google also monitors Russian books.
You want to know who started actively using it since or how the usage frequency of the term changed – Books nGram Viewer will help.
5. Google Input Tools
Entering text in any language regardless of the keyboard layout is suggested by the creators of this service .
When you need to write a message in Hebrew, Arabic or Hindi, the service will come to the rescue. This is not an interpreter, but a kind of virtual keyboard for any language.
No more need to climb into the system settings and add a new layout, instead you can quickly type the message in Google Input Tools.
6. Google Fonts
Excellent service for all who are engaged in graphics or publishing.
In Google Fonts, you can quickly find and pick up a suitable font, see how any words will look with its use.
All fonts in the collection are distributed free of charge.
7. Google Arts & Culture
This service offers you to view photos of masterpieces of world culture in high resolution.
You can search for paintings, statues, monuments and other art objects by name, author or museum in which they are exhibited.
8. Sounds of animals
If you write such a query in the Google search engine – you will see cards with the sounds of all kinds of animals.
Practical benefit is not so much, you can, for example, teach small children.
9. Website builder
Create a simple website-business card with contacts of a person or a small organization can be done using the Google sites service .
No code, just a simple and intuitive visual editor, dragging an object, setting the location and size.
You can easily add video, calendar, embed documents or presentation from Google Drive.
10. Google Forms
Megapolezny Google form service will allow for a couple of minutes to create a questionnaire for receiving feedback from customers, interviewing potential customers, communicating with the audience, holding contests and other scenarios.
You can add any number of questions, with options for answers or in free form, and all the data on the filling will be carefully stored in the Google Drive tablet.
There is no way to create a questionnaire that is accessible to everyone faster and easier.
Here are such curious services are in the arsenal of Google, take a note and use it for free.