Thursday, July 10, 2008

Useful Google Shortcuts

Found these Google tips on BlogWell, and now use routinely.

In the Google search bar ....

1. Weather: type the word weather followed by a city name or zip code, such as weather paris

2. Basic calculator: type the formula right in, such as 12 + 80 or 12% of 90

3. Measurements and conversions: type the word in to differentiate, such as for currency 80EURO in USD

4. Package tracking: type provider acronym first (FedEx, UPS, USPS), reference number second. Such as FedEx 987655112

5. Flight status: type airline and flight number, such as Delta 1212

6. Definitions: type define: then the word, such as define: wistful

They're so easy!

1 comment:

Joe Rominiecki said...

You can also use google from your cell phone, and it doesn't have to be a fancy smart phone. Just needs text messaging.

Type in a word or phrase, like "weather washington, dc" and send it via text message to 46645 (the phone-pad number for GOOGL), and you'll get a response back in less than a minute.

I use it all the time to check baseball scores when I'm out and about.