Don’t you love tricks and shortcuts? YES, you do, right?
Wouldn’t it be great to know some of the best Google Tricks and Shortcuts to save our time and efforts as well?
Well, that’s what this post is all about. Everyone knows if you want to search for anything or have any query, just search in Google and the rest will be taken care of. But sometimes we just don’t know the exact word to search for. What to do then?
Everyone knows if you want to search for anything or have any query, just search in Google and the rest will be taken care of. But sometimes we just don’t know the exact word to search for. What to do then?
That’s what shortcuts and tricks are for. No worries, this post will let you aware about 50 awesome Google Tricks And Shortcuts you probably didn’t know earlier.
So let’s get started. Shall we?
50 Awesome Google Tricks and Shortcuts You Should Use Right Now
1. “Double Quotes”
You can use double quotes in the search query to get the exact match for your query.
This is very useful if you want to get better results in google. The example below will give you a better idea.
Simply type ” “your query” “
# Searching without double quotes
# Searching with double quotes
As you can see, in the 1st pic, the top results are not exactly what we searched for. While in the 2nd pic, Google has provided us the exact results for our query. One of the best Google tricks. Simple, right?
Note- The words in ” ” means you can change these as you wish. No need to specifically write ” ” in Google Search Bar.
2. Get Result from a Specific Website
Did you know that you can get the result for your search query from your favorite site?
Pretty cool, right?
Simply type “your keyword” site:”example.com”
3. Sunrise and Sunset Time
Google can even tell the time for sunrise and sunset of any location in the world.
One of the best google tricks to know, just in case.
Simply type sunrise in “location”
You are probably familiar with this. If not, don’t worry, that’s what I’m here for.
Google can convert any measurements in your desired units. This is one of the most common Google Tricks and Shortcuts everyone should use.
For example, if you want to convert 35 centimeters to inches, simply type that. Yes, it’s that easy.
5. Timer and Stopwatch
You can use Google as a timer or stopwatch too. Probably among the useful Google tricks to come in hand.
Just like in a mobile or watch, you can set a time duration and the rest will be served by this awesome tool.
Simply type set timer to “time duration”
6. Weather Forecast
Yes, our favorite Google can also tell the weather forecast of any location.
Pretty useful to schedule your travel plans.
Simply type forecast in “location”
7. Currency Conversion
It is probably one of my favorite Google tricks which I use almost every day.
It is quite interesting as well as important to know how our currency is doing relative to foreign currencies.
Simply type “currency 1” to “currency 2”
You can change the amount and the type of currency as you want.
8. OK Google
This is one of the coolest Google tricks I have seen so far. Have you ever noticed a Mic symbol in Google search box?
Well, that’s for voice search. You can speak whatever you want and Google will show you results on the basis of your speech. Pretty awesome, right?
Just click on the mic symbol and speak anything you want.
9. Company Owner
We all know if you want to search for any famous person or company, just visit Wikipedia. But we are talking about Google tricks and shortcuts to use so that just wouldn’t fit the description.
If you want to know the founder of any company just go to Google search bar and
type founder of “company name”
10. Tip Calculator
Slow at Maths? Don’t worry, Google is not.
Now easily calculate how much tip you have to give to your waiter by this awesome Google tool.
Simply type tip calculator and modify the amount as you wish.
11. Do a barrel roll
Feeling bored? Want to see Google do an awesome trick for you?
Simply type do a barrel roll and let Google do the rest.
This is one of the coolest Google tricks I tend to use very often.
Want to see Google a little tilted? This trick will do the job for that.
Simply type askew and view Google in a different angle.
To revert back the screen in normal mode, just type unaskew.
13. Zerg Rush
This is an awesome game by Google. It is listed as one of the best games offered by Google.
Simply type zerg rush in Google search bar and play this game.
You can also share the score of this game.
14. Release Date of your favorite movie
This is probably one of the most useful Google tricks to know about your favorite movie.
Don’t know when the movie is going to be released, don’t worry, Google is your friend in need.
A friend in need is a friend indeed.
Ok, that was a bit too much. Anyways, just type “movie name” release date in Google search bar.
15. Define/ Meaning of
I use this awesome Google trick way too often. There are a lot of words we read online and don’t know the exact meaning of that word.
And we are also too lazy to open our dictionary and find the meaning of that word.
No worries, Google is always available at your service.
Simply type define “word” or meaning of “word”
16. Find songs by your favorite artist/band
You can even have Google find songs by the artists/bands you like.
Simply type songs by “artist/band”
It is probably one of my favorite Google tricks and shortcuts to use.
Google can even translate anything you type to any language you like. Not only that, it can also speak the sentence in that language.
Isn’t that just awesome?
Simply type “language 1” to “language 2”
18. Compare Distance
You can also quickly compare the distance between 2 destinations. Not only that, you can even get the ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) with different types of transportation.
Simply type distance between “location 1” and “location 2”
19. Google Reverse Image search
Let’s say you see a photograph on a social media platform and you want to know where it originated from. Or you have an awesome photo of a beautiful bird but you don’t have the exact name to search for its species.
Google will help you, always. Google image reverse search can help you to find the details of any photos. I have used this amazing Google trick so many times and it works really great.
Just visit Google Images and click on camera icon
If you have the URL of a particular image, paste it to find its details or else upload the image from your device.
20. OR operator
With this awesome Google tool, you can search 2 queries in 1 tab.
One of the most valuable Google tricks to save your time and efforts.
Simply type “Query 1” OR “Query 2”
And the Google will give you the results of both queries.
21. AND operator
Another awesome operator from Google, AND operator allows you to find both queries from a single result.
Simply type “Query 1” AND “Query 2”
Note- Queries must be related.
22. IP Address
Want to find your IP address? Google will do the work for you.
Simply type IP address in Google search bar.
23. My photos
Don’t you want to find your photos which you have stored or shared (G+) from your Google account.
Simply type my photos in Google search bar.
Note- You must have logged in your Google account.
I’m not sharing the screenshot for this due to privacy concerns.
24. Restaurants near me
This is one of the most important Google tricks you should know to save your valuable time.
Want to find nearby restaurants? Just go to Google and type restaurants near me
25. File type search
It is one of those Google tricks which I use almost every week.
Being a college student, I often need information in a particular file type like PDF or PPT.
Simply type filetype:”type” “query”
Here’s an example.
26. Find better results from Google.com
You must have noticed if we type google.com in the browser address bar, it will redirect us to a country based Google homepage like google.co.in or google.nl
But sometimes we want to find the result from google.com only because it gives better results. But how to do that?
Simply type google.com/ncr in the address bar and it will open google.com itself.
27. Duration Specific result
Get results from a specific duration using Google search tools.
Simply click on search tools and select the duration from where you want the results to display.
This is one of the most common Google tricks and shortcuts most of us already use.
If you want to do calculations in Google search bar, simply type calculator
Or you can also type “any mathematical equation/expression” like I have done below.
29. Find International Time
You can also ask Google the time in any country and it will show you the exact time at that particular location.
Simply type time in “country name”
30. Google Gravity
This is my favorite game from Google which I play almost every day.
Simply type google gravity and click on I’m feeling lucky
After this, all the objects on that page will start falling down and you can drag those pieces as you want.
It’s quite addicting and interesting.
31. Google Pacman
Tired of heavy duty games? Want to indulge your younger self by playing a nice game?
You can play your favorite childhood game directly from Google.
Simply type Google Pacman in google search bar and start playing this interesting game.
32. Find Books by any author
One of the awesome Google tricks for book-lovers. Yes, I’m one of those.
You can search for books written by your favorite authors.
Simply type books written by “author name”
33. Google’s Coin
This is one of the coolest Google Tricks I tend to use every now and then. Why?
To decide a thing, whether to buy something or not and stuff like that.
Yes, Google can do that too. Simply type flip a coin and Google will flip a coin for you. Use it wisely.
34. Atari breakout
This is one of the most popular and a very old Google game but still a nice one to pass your time.
Simply go to Google Images and type atari breakout
35. Use an * (asterisk)
It must have happened with you that sometimes you don’t know the complete sentence to search for, right?
Well, if you are not sure about a word in the query, simply type * before “query”
Here’s an example to better understand this.
One of the best and coolest Google tricks to fool your friends and have a little gag at them.
Simply type elgoog and click on I’m feeling lucky
See for yourself what this amazing Google trick can do.
You can also learn a lot from this website.
37. Google in 1998
Want to see how Google looked when it was launched in 1998?
Simply type google in 1998 and see for yourself.
Feeling old yet?
38. Google Sphere
Want to see different words rolling everywhere?
Simply type google sphere and click on I’m feeling lucky
39. Flight details
The quickest and one of the best Google tricks to know about any local flight details.
Simply type flight “location 1” to “location 2”
40. Fun Facts
Want to know some fun facts? Yes, you do.
Simply type fun facts or I’m feeling curious
And Google will give you some random facts which can be extremely useful for people trying to clear some exams where these questions can come.
41. Google Space
Want to see google in a space view? Try out another one from the best Google tricks using “I’m feeling lucky”.
Simply type google space and click on I’m feeling lucky
42. Roll a dice
Just type roll a dice in google search bar and play a funny game.
It will give you any random number from 1 to 6. Cool, right?
43. Animal Sounds
You can even check out animal sounds from Google itself. It is one of the most interesting Google tricks.
Simply type animal sounds in google search bar and click on any animal to hear its sound.
44. International Timings Conversion
You can even convert the international timings in Google.
Note- You have to use proper location codes like EST, GMT, IST etc.
Here’s an example.
45. Find Holidays
This is one of the best Google tricks I need to use every now and then.
You can find the details of any holiday, in the upcoming year too.
Simply type “festival name” “year”
46. Customer Service Number
This is probably among the most useful Google tricks you should start using right now.
If you want to know any customer care service number, just visit Google.
Simply type “company name’ customer service
47. Get quick stats
You can quickly find stats for anything by simply typing your query. These types of Google tricks are useful when you want to get stats for something big, like country, area etc.
Here’s an example.
48. Epic Google
Want to see Google grow massive?
Simply type epic google and click on I’m feeling lucky
49. Google Weenie
Epic Google’s small brother, Google weenie does exactly what it’s supposed to do.
It will automatically decrease the size of the page. Do try it out.
Simply type google weenie and click on I’m feeling lucky
50. A bonus for you
Last but definitely not the least in our list of 50 best Google Tricks and Shortcuts to use.
Check out this special shape.
exp(-((x-4)^2+(y-4)^2)^2/1000) + exp(-((x +4)^2+(y+4)^2)^2/1000) + 0.1exp(-((x +4)^2+(y+4)^2)^2)+0.1exp(-((x -4)^2+(y-4)^2)^2
Best part- You can change the values as you wish and see how the shape changes.
Well, that were our 50 Awesome Google Tricks and Shortcuts You Should Use Right Now. These were some of the hidden tricks in Google search tips and tricks, everyone should use. While not all of these may be useful to you, but some definitely deserve to be your favorite.
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