These are very basic things on Google Products that you might already know, but if you don’t, try out these features/products and get familiar on them. It will help you to utilize Google Products efficiently to your benefits. Now it is time to take a look!
#1 Gmail Features
No, it’s not a mistake. Gmail is full of hidden features. If you get a chance to take a look at Gmail, you would be amazed what Gmail can really do. So what can Gmail do other than sending and receiving emails?
*It can save your contacts! Your mobile contacts. If you are using an Android phone you might know about this. But even if you are an iPhone user, you can access to these contacts from adding a Google Account to it. So you don’t need to worry about your sim capacity or your phones when Google does the job. Now you will never lose a contact eh? 😀 You can access to these contacts from Gmail by clicking Gmail button, left hand upper corner, and selecting Contacts.
*Tasks. It is really helpful if you use Gmail often and need to complete certain tasks at certain time. It shows you uncompleted tasks and time due so you can keep in track with your work. It can be access the same way as Contacts, but Tasks button would be below Contacts button.
#2 Google+ Photos.
This is a cool method to sync and save your photos in the Google+ profile from your Android mobile phone. If you choose full size photos to upload, you use Google’s free 15GB storage. However, if you choose 2M photo size you can upload unlimited photos. Well, something is better than nothing eh! Now you won’t miss your sweet memories all thanks to Google.
What’s so special? Google automatically enhance your photos. You can choose whether to share these photos or not. Auto Awesome feature detects the special photos from your gallery and make them standout over others. Such as moving pictures with Motion feature. You mean like in Hogwarts? Yes, like in Hogwarts. 😛 This feature activates if you shoot multiple shots within a short time interval or simply known as continuous shots. Twinkle feature will give you glitter effects if needed. Mix and combine multiple photos within one photo frame. If you take whole bunch of photos and videos in a day, such as an event or an outgoing, the Movie feature automatically create a short video by collecting those pics and vids.
#3 Google Keep
Name says it all. It keeps your notes and other stuff, like to-do-lists and reminders, synced and saved for you. You can access it by your Android mobile or from Google Chrome from your desktop. It is simply like Evernote, but Evernote requires a separate login while Keep, logs in with your Google Account. It is a very simple and handy app to keep your day to day life, well organized.
#4 Google Calendar
This is very useful if you want to keep in track with your important dates such as appointments, cheque payment days, birthdays, anniversaries, events, and many more. So even if you change your mobile phone or format it, you still have it saved in your calendar. You can put a widget on your home screen so you can see what’s coming up or you can put a reminder to notify you about the event.
Hangouts acts as a replacement for Google Talk. Main advantage about this application is that you can message through your Google account. As many people uses Android phones, you can simply activate this by Turn-on-SMS option. It will allows Hangouts application to overcame your ordinary SMS application but allows you to send messages to those who online consuming only data charges. That way you can reduce the cost for messaging.
#6 Android Device Manager
Android Device Manager is a very helpful app to find your Android device if you lost it or misplaced it. Not even that! You can remotely ring, lock and reset device password, and even erase all data. You can keep your GPS on for better location accuracy and if you have connected to a Wi-Fi connection, it’s even better. Install the app on your device and simply log in to the web address to locate your device.
#7 Google Business
You want your business in Google Search? Who doesn’t want eh? So you can go to Google Business and simply follow the steps and make it happen. You can choose your business from any categorize form of local business or place, product or brand, company, institution or organization, art, entertainment or sports, and other.
#8 Google Quickoffice
This is something like MS Office where you can create docs, excel docs, presentations, drawings and to create online forms. This would be helpful to you if you have no option to create a document instantly. It is integrated with Google Drive or you can download an app separately if you want. Well, you might be thinking who wants to create a doc in middle of nowhere, but still, it’s good to know eh? 😀
#9 Google Goggles
This works as your eye. You can search, get information, recognize famous landmarks, books, paintings, and scan barcodes or QRcodes, etc. It would be great if you cannot identify the item or place you are looking at so you can simply use your camera to capture it and get information through Google Goggles.
PS: All applications mentioned above are freely available in the Android app market, Play Store, or downloadable from the internet.
Well, I guess that’s all. If you know any cool Google features, let us know so we can use those to simplify our day to day needs. 😀 Adios amigos!