8 Things We Can’t Do Without Google
Can you imagine life without Google? If no is your answer, then you must check our article as today we’re going to share with you a list of things we can’t do without Google.
Google has been working hard at achieving its goal of simplifying our lifestyle. Google is arguably the internet powerhouse. The backbone of Google’s business is its search engine, but that’s not the only tool Google offers. Do a little research on Google’s site and you’ll discover a lot of things from productivity applications to an instant messaging client. Google has released a lot of products which you probably were not aware of. Take your time and read the tips and tricks below. You’ll be surprised to know that these are the things you cannot do without Google.
1. Google E-mail
Anyone can have a Gmail account for free. Gmail organizes messages into conversations. If someone sends you an email and you reply to it, Gmail will display the two messages together in a stack. The original message will appear on top and your reply will be displayed beneath it. Other messages will appear under the first message, which Gmail compresses so that they don’t occupy much space on your screen. By grouping messages and replies together, Gmail makes it simple for users to keep track of several conversations at once. Some people aren’t comfortable with communication by e-mail. Google offers a solution to that as well: Google Talk.
2. Google Talk
Google talk is a tool that lets users to exchange messages with each other. Unlike Google Talk, users must first install an application on their computers to access Google Talk’s features. You can share an indefinite number of files of any size with other users. But the only thing is you have to wait for sometime while a big file is being transferred especially when you have a slow network.
Google Talk also allows you to make PC-to-PC calls to other Google Talk users provided both of you have the microphones and speakers.
3. Google Checkout
Many people are under the habit of shopping online. One of the disadvantages of internet shopping involves disclosing your personal details over the web. If you want to shop at more than one website, you have to provide all your details that many times. Hence, Google came up with a solution that would allow merchants and consumers to take advantage of a universal checkout system.
To access its features, you need to have a Google account. To this account, you should add your credit card number, billing address, shipping address and a contact number. Once you enter these details, you can start purchasing.
Google checkout doesn’t charge anything for consumers, but the merchants have to pay the prescribed fees. All you need to do is use your Google account to search for web sites that subscribe to Google checkout. You can identify them by the checkout symbol next to their entry. When you visit such sites, you’ll be prompted to enter your Google Checkout password, but you won’t be asked for your credit card number or other personal details again. You make purchases and Google takes care of the rest of the transaction.
4. Google calendar
Google calendar is another Google tool that helps you schedule events and invite people to participate. You can also create multiple calendars with the same account. That would help in situations where a firm has multiple customer bases. For example, a theatre might have one calendar open for the general public that display the show timings and a second calendar for actors to inform them about auditions and rehearsal schedules.
5. Google Docs
The Google Docs is software that includes a word processor, a spreadsheet editor and a presentation application that many businesses need. Google Docs files are stored in a remote Google file system. You can always access them from any device with an internet connection. Google docs allow more than one user to edit the same document at the same time.
6. Google Maps
Google maps allow users to view maps of specific streets, topographical terrain, or even satellite maps. For some regions, Google also brings you traffic updates. It helps you with driving directions and walking directions from one location to another.
7. Google Earth
Google Earth is an incredible piece of mapping software that puts global imagery and other geographic information right on your desktop. It is a completely free tool to use. The app is updated on a regular basis over the internet. News agencies can now customize their reports. They can illustrate new stories in a modern way. They can create a report about the wildfires by plotting out the damage on Google Earth.
8. Google Desktop
Have you ever had to dig up for a particular piece of information like an e-mail or a particular file on your computer? The experience can be frustrating and stressful. That‘s where Google Desktop comes to your rescue. It searches for a given term or a file name and return results relevant to that term.
Brianne Walter is a freelance journalist who has been writing about mobile technology, customer relationship management and women’s health for more than a decade. These days she is busy to contribute on getamplify