Let’s face it: Google is everywhere. Much to the chagrin of the company’s trademark attorneys, the name has become synonymous with “search,” but there’s much more you can do with that little rectangle than just search for content.
Here are a few of our favorite tricks:
Check flight status – Enter the name of the airline, the word “flight,” and the flight number, and Google will show you the latest status.
Convert currency – Enter an amount and type of currency, the word “to,” and the currency to which you wish to convert.
Find local time – This search works using natural language. Simply type, “What time is it in X,” with X being the name of a city.
Make a calculation - This one is interesting because Google again uses understanding of natural language to go beyond mere arithmetic.