The Google search engine is a gift to many of us. We can get any information in a matter of seconds.
So here is a list of 44 Google search tricks available for you to try right now.
Some of these are Easter eggs, games, tools, utilities and features from Google to help us in various situations. This post is mainly aimed at improving your efficiency while using Google.
1) Google Games and Toys
Here is a list of games and fun stuff you can play directly on Google.
Good old classic game from the 1980s.
Did you know that this popular card game is also known as Patience in Europe!
Earth Day is celebrated on the 22nd of April every year, where over 193 countries participate in showing support for environmental protection.
Tic-tac-toe is also known as noughts and crosses or Xs and Os. It is a popular paper and pencil game across the world. Now you can play against Google!
This wonderful feature by Google lets you hear the sounds of various Animals. Right from Tiger, Pig, Leopard to Dinosaur, Duck, and Scorpion.
Useful tip: You can bookmark this page for future use and also share it with your friends and family. If you want to directly access any of the pages below, just type in the relevant keywords related to the feature.
The snake game was all the rage when Nokia ruled the mobile phone market. Now you can play it directly on Google.
This popular computer puzzle game has its origin in the 1960s!
A dreidel or dreidel is a four-sided spinning top played with during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. Now you can play it on Google!
When you click on this link you will see a curious question and an answer to it by Google through various sources. To see the more interesting questions and answers click on ‘Ask another question‘. Very interesting to say the least!
To play this wonderful game, you need to go to google image search and type in Atari breakout. Or click the above link and visit the page directly.
When you got to decide something and you are confused, flip a coin using Google!
You can enter the values of your choice and let google pick you a random number through the generator.
2) Google tools on Search
A simple scientific Calculator by Google when you need it for your calculative tasks.
Metronome is a device used by musicians to play rhythms accurately. This Google metronome feature has an option to choose from 40 to 218 beats per minute (BPM).
You can choose the wheel size for your Spinner from 2 numbers to 20 numbers. Also if you toggle the option at the top you can choose a fidget spinner.
Click on Spin or your mouse to spin the wheel or the fidget.
You can choose up to 6 dice to roll of various shapes. And also automatically add numbers to your roll total.
A classic breathing exercise tool that helps you concentrate on your breath for a minute. It is one of the many meditation techniques that exist and a very effective one at that.
The color picker feature has HEX, RGB, CMYK, HSV and HSL values displayed. A wonderful and easy tool to pick the color of your choice.
3) Google Time and Time Zone features
a) Find the time of a place using Google
You can use Google to know the time of any city or country in the world. All you have to do is search for the keyword time followed by the city/country name.
For Example Time New York or Time New Zealand
Google also displays the day, date of the week along with the year. It also shows the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) reference for that place.
b) Find Time zone of a place using Google
There are more than 24 time zones in the world. Google can help you find out which city or country belongs to which time zone.
When you type in a country’s name Google will display all the time zones for that country and when you type only a city’s name then only the time zone which it belongs to.
c) Time difference between 2 places
So knowing that there are more than 24 time zones, Google comes to our rescue in knowing the time difference between 2 places in the world.
For Example Time difference between USA and India
No need to buy a stopwatch when you gave Google!
e) Google Timer
Set the timer according to your needs. And Google will alert you at the end with an alert tone.
Tip: Both the Google stopwatch and Google Timer can be used in the full-screen mode.
f) Know the date of an event
If you need to know when a particular event is, just ask Google.
g) Count Days (Days until something)
If you would like to know how many days are left until a particular day or an event, then you can try asking Google:
4) Google money
You can also type in for example 100 USD in Euro or any other currency value you want to convert directly.
Fact: Did you know that there are 180 currencies used by 195 countries in the world, which are recognized by the United Nations!
This useful tool by Google can help you calculate the tip amount when you are out in a restaurant or someplace where you need to tip. You need to enter the amount, percentage of the tip and also the number of people for your calculation.
c) Find Stock Price on Google
For Example Stock Price of Apple can be seen directly on Google. There is a lot of information displayed about the stock you are searching for including the current and the historical price.
You can use the Unit converter by Google for the following applications:
Area, Data Transfer Rate, Digital Storage, Energy, Frequency, Fuel Economy, Length, Mass, Plane Angle, Pressure, Speed, Temperature, Time and Volume currently.
And you can convert between 2 units of any of the above options to choose from.
You need to enter your height and weight and Google will show you your Body Mass Index. It is one of the ways to measure body fat in adults.
7) Google Geometry Calculator
You can use Google to find out geometry formulas and solutions to complex geometrical problems as well.
- what is the volume of a cylinder with radius 4cm and height 8cm
- the formula for a triangle perimeter
- find the diameter of a sphere whose volume is 524 gallons
- a^2+b^2=c^2 calc a=4 b=7 c=?
8) Google Fun Tricks
a) Google Askew – It’s exactly what it means, askew!
b) Google Barrell roll – Watch how Google does a barrel roll in style!
c) Google zerg rush – See Google getting eaten away!
d) Google Blink, It does blink!
e) Google in 1998! This takes us back for real!
f) Google Thanos – Click the gauntlet on the right!
g) Google Wizard of Oz – Click on the ruby slippers!
i) Google birthday surprise spinner! Takes you to various playable doodles.
j) Google Friends Easter Egg – Type in any of the famous characters from the series and click on the special item displayed on their profile.
And here is a huge list of all Google Easter eggs in one place!
To know the weather on Google search, you have to type in the keyword ‘weather’. And you can type ‘weather city name‘ to find the weather of any place you wish to know.
For Example Weather New York
10) Google Distance
Google also helps you to know the distance between two places.
This list of Google search tricks will be updated frequently. Please do comment if you know any other useful tricks.
11) Google Population
So what do you do when you need to know the population of a country or a city? Google it!
12) Google zip code
You can also find out the zip code of a place by searching for the place’s name along with the keyword zip code or pin code.
Tip: You might want to check out the Google Public Data Explorer, it has got huge data you might need for various projects. I will make a new post about this feature very soon because it is huge and very important in my opinion.