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Google Web Search Features – Improve Your Search Experience

Inspiration
15 Jun 2010
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Did you know that you can use Google’s search box as a calculator and even a currency converter? You can also easily find out the weather in a certain location or see the time in cities around the world. There’s a whole lot of things you can do with the Google search textbox. Below are 2 of my most used features.

Calculator

You can use the search box in Google.com to perform calculations. The syntax is simple, for example if you want to do additions, type in x + y and hit Enter (e.g. 99 + 11).

Some useful operator symbols that you might not know of are ^ (raise to a power of), % (finds the remainder after division) and % of (x % of y computes x percent of y). View the full feature list here.

Currency Converter

For the currency converter function, simply enter the conversion in this format 1000 SGD in USD and Google will show you how much 1000 Singapore Dollars is in US Dollars.

Reference

[1] http://www.google.com/help/features.html

Author - Azhar Kamar

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