Posted by RoseBelle |
I learned some cool functions that Google search field can perform to save users time and improve search results from Real Simple magazine. Hope you will find them helpful too!
1) Perform Calculations
To figure out what's 15% of $35.00, just enter "35x.15" into the search field and click "Search". The answer will appear up at the top of the results page.
2) Convert Measurements
Recipe measurements differ from country to country. How do I convert ounces of sugar to cups sugar? To figure out ounces to cups, simply enter "ounces to cups".
3) Track Flights
Find out if your flight is on time by entering your airline and flight number.
4) Locate Delivery Packages
Enter the tracking number of your package. If no result appears, try again but this time, type "track" and then the tracking number. (I edit out some in between numbers in the tracking number in the example screen shot.)
5) Look Up Addresses
Type in a person's home phone number and, if the person is listed, Google will turn up the mailing address.
6) Find Movie Showtimes
Type "movies" plus your city or ZIP code to see theaters and showtimes.
7) To Find PDFs, Excel Spreadsheets, or PowerPoint Presentations
Include the file type in your search and Google will turn up only relevant files. Use filetype:pdf (PDFs), filetype:xls (Excel), or filetype:ppt (PowerPoint). For example to find a Nikon camera manual, enter "Nikon manual filetype:pdf" in the search field.
8) To Narrow Down Information
Use a hyphen (minus sign). If you are looking for for lotus the car and not the flower, enter "lotus-car".