Saturday, June 13, 2009

Google Search a powerful reference tool

That little Google search box at the top of most browser pages is a really powerful tool. But I often forget just how useful it can be.

For example, suppose you know something is 23 feet long and you're wondering what that is in metres. You could look up a metric conversion program or you can just type "23 feet =" (without the quotes) in the Google search box and voila.

But if you really want to find out how powerful and useful the search function can be, click on the "More about calculator" link that shows up beneath your results.

There's a whole lot of useful things that are worth noting, such as how to find weather for any city, sports scores, stock quotes, dictionary definitions, etc.

Here's the link to the Google reference page.

Thanks to Patrick Mead-Robbins from the Victoria Mac User Group for reminding me about this valuable tool.

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