Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Google - The multiheaded dragon
Google is on a fast track of innovation and integration. The latest being that google's slightly modified version of picassa is available for download. This would effectively act as a photo organising tool for the desktop. Now google can no longer be considered just a search tool. It is the all encompassing web wizard. Even the tag "web" adds an unfair restriction considering its scope and reach. The truth is google has pervaded all aspects of utilitarian benefit that there is no clear name or area u can assosiate it with. Google is the ultimate "tool generator".
But majority are still unaware of the various tools and nifty features that google has to offer.Here is a list of all the tools that u get on the web.
Google Web Search Features In addition to providing easy access to more than 8 billion web pages, Google has many special features to help you to find exactly what you're looking for.

• Cached Links View a snapshot of each page as it looked when we indexed it.
• Calculator Use Google to evaluate mathematical expressions.
• Definitions Use Google to get glossary definitions gathered from various online sources.
• File Types Search for non-HTML file formats including PDF documents and others.
• Froogle To find a product for sale online, use Froogle - Google's product search service.
• I'm Feeling Lucky Bypass our results and go to the first web page returned for your query.
• Local Search - New! Search for local businesses and services in the U.S. and Canada.
• News Headlines Enhances your search results with the latest related news stories.
• PhoneBook Look up U.S. street address and phone number information.
• Search By Number Use Google to access package tracking information, US patents, and a variety of online databases.
• Similar Pages Display pages that are related to a particular result.
• Site Search Restrict your search to a specific site.
• Spell Checker Offers alternative spelling for queries.
• Stock Quotes Use Google to get stock and mutual fund information.
• Street Maps Use Google to find U.S. street maps.
• Travel Information Check the status of an airline flight in the U.S. or view airport delays and weather conditions.
• Web Page Translation Provides English speakers access to a variety of non-English web pages.
• Who Links To You? Find pages that point to a specific URL.

1 comment:

venki said...

There is a google search tool called as "google scholar" that searches and displays research papers and stuffs like that.