Google is certainly your best bet when it comes to search any information on the Internet. Millions of people use it every day, but only few can utilize the search engine to its full potential. In fact, Google offers a lot of apps, services, and features that you don’t know about. In this article, we’ll ring up the curtains of 7 little known Google tools that will extremely handy to use in a wide range of situations.
7 little known Google tools
1. Google Keep
The first one in our list of little known Google tools is Google Keep app. It helps you keep your notes, reminders, to-do lists, images, and all sorts of other important information in a well-organized manner. The card-like interface makes it super easy to use. You can customize your notes as you want by adding colors and labels.
The app allows you to set a location-based as well as a time-based reminder to make sure you never miss your important work. What’s more, you can record a voice memo and Google Keep will automatically transcribe it, so you can easily find it later.
2. Google Spaces
Perhaps you’re already using Google Drive and Gmail to connect and collaborate with others on all sorts of stuff, but you probably wouldn’t know that Google also has a dedicated tool, which is meant just for small group sharing. Google Spaces is a tool that allows you to create a space for a group in one tap and invite friends or family with a quick link.
It has a built-in Google search option to find and share content from the web. With the app, you can post images right from your camera roll or from Google Photos. It is focused on topics rather than people. It’s a way to collect information on a certain subject and then allow those with a vested interest in the subject to have their say on the content.
3. Google Duo
Google Duo is a one-to-one video calling app for Android and iOS. There are no superfluous Snapchat-style filters or puzzling whistles and bells. You just need to tap on the ‘Call’ button and you’re good to go.
The app comes with a ‘Knock Knock’ feature that shows a live preview of caller before recipient picks up. Furthermore, it provides full support for Google Assistant.
4. Google Wallet
Another one in our list of little known Google tools is Google Wallet. When it comes to shop online or send and receive money to/from someone, everyone wants to keep it as simple and easy as possible. Google Wallet works with any credit or debit card, allowing you to securely make financial transactions online.
The app makes it extremely simple to split restaurant bills, plan a group trip, buy gifts for someone, and much more. And if you use Gmail on a daily basis, you can easily attach money using Google Wallet to pay something via a simple email message.
5. Google Goggles
Ever thought to do Google search for something according to what it looks like? Well, there is one of the little known Google tools, i.e. Google Goggles that allows you to experience your dream in reality. It is an image-driven search engine to let you snap an image and use it to search for data about it.
All you need to do is just point your camera at a popular sculpture, a product you’re using, a landmark at a particular location, or anything else. Google Goggles will give you all the information related to your searched photographs. You can even use it on QR codes or barcodes for finding more information about products.
6. Google Forms
Most of us are already familiar with Google Sheets, Google Docs and even Google Slides in Google Drive, but do you know about Google Forms? Well, it’s just one of little known Google tools, which you can access within your Drive’s account by simply clicking on the More button when you create a new file type.
The application makes it a breeze to create questionnaires, surveys, subscription forms, MCQ quizzes, and more that you can share via a Google link. You can view all your collected information in an organized analytics format.
7. Inbox by Gmail
If you use Gmail on a daily basis, you’ll definitely love inbox by Gmail. It is one of the little known Google tools that is designed based on everything known about how people use Gmail. The app lets you view, organize, and respond to your email messages both on mobiles and the web.
Besides, other tools like bundles, highlights, reminders, and a ‘snooze’ option are also available. These tools consolidate email management with other important tasks.
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