Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Neat Google Tips and Tricks

Below are some cool shortcuts built right into Google search.

Time in any city -

Want to know the current time in any city around the world? In your search box type the following 'time Seattle'. Press Enter and the very first result will be the current time in that city.

Convert measurements -
Using a new recipe and don't know how many cups of shredded cheese is 12 ounces? In the Google search box type the following '12 ounces into cups'. Hit Enter and you fill learn that 12 ounces is 1.5 cups.

Money conversion -
What is the current conversion between US dollars and Mexican pesos? In the search box, type '8 USD to Mexican peso'. You will learn that 8 US dollars converts to 103.10 Mexican pesos.

Driving time -
To get instant drive times between two locations, in the search box types the two address like I have below. This is the drive time between the Banta building and Maplewood Middle School in Menasha. Search '328 6th Street Menasha to 1600 Midway Rd Menasha'. I learn that it will take me 8 minutes to drive from one building to the other. Google also gives turn by turn driving directions.