If you’re a die-hard Google home page user like I am, it’s always nice knowing some shortcuts to get info faster. Yes, you can type in some boolean, archaic, non-tech service friendly language that Google will remember. But, do we have time to learn a new language? Nope! My wife can attest to that as I’ve been trying to learn Hebrew for over a decade and well, let’s just say I’m still very fluent in English.
Here are the top 5 Google tricks to make searching must faster:
- Local search – Visit local.google.com directly to find neighborhood restaurants, movies, and of course, NYC computer repair companies.
- Find weather and movies – Just jot in weather or movies and the zip code i.e. movies 10016 and your results will pop up automatically instead of digging into movies.com or fandango.
- Instant caller ID – Not sure who just called you? Google the phone number to find the name and address.
- What does that mean? – Get a quick definition of a word by typing define <word>.
- How much? – Need to add something? Just type in your calculation in Google for the answer.