Sometimes the simplest things make a huge difference. We spend a lot of time on computers, and if we could do what we needed to do faster, there would be more time to do the things we want to do. Here are my top Google short-cuts that help me save time.
1. Google is a great spell check
Don’t know how to spell a word? Type in the word using your closest guess. As long as your guess is reasonably close, Google returns the correct spelling.
2. Google searches on images
When looking for a product, type in the product description and select “images” for your search tool (gray options across the top.)
3. Google is a dictionary
Need a definition? You don’t need to go to a dictionary website. Type in “define” and the word and google give the definition.
4. Google understands date ranges
To identify a range of years, use two periods. I use it often to get the most current technology results. (iPhone updates 2016..2017)
5. Google is a calculator
Type in an equation and Google gives you the result and displays a calculator for additional calculations.
6. Google gives the weather forecast
Type in the zip code and the word weather and you get a 10-day forecast. (weather 08003)
7. Google answers questions
Type in the question and results yield the answer. (When does daylight savings time end?)
8. And my personal FAVORITE – Google is a fabulous timer
Let your computer alert you after a certain amount of time? Type in “timer” and the length of time, and a countdown timer dings when you are out of time. (Timer 10 minutes)