Google is more than just putting in a keyword and hitting enter! With some rather neat tricks, you can now have access to filtered search results that also save you a lot of time. Here are some ideas:
- Getting your phone location
This is something that not many of us know but Google can actually provide you with your phone location. All you need to do here is simply type “I’ve lost my phone” and Google will return you the last known location of your phones which you have synced with your Google account.
- Date wise results
If you want to search for a specific result by date but are not sure which was the exact date then you can get it by specifying the date range on Google. Here you need to type this formulae &tbs=cdr:1,cd_min:(start date),cd_max:(end date) at the end of the URL of the search result.
- Bill reminder
In the fast moving lives, we lead, it is really hard to remember everything, especially upcoming bills. Here with the help of Google, you will be able to find all the details of any upcoming bills by typing “my bills” in the search box. Remember, in order to get results for this search, there must be some kind of records of your bills in your Google account beforehand.
- Using keywords
A clever trick to get desired search results is by correct usage of keywords like OR or TO. Therefore, if you want comparative search results you can use OR whereas to find a result for a particular period you can use TO.
- Getting your photos
This is an impressive search trick that you can employ to get your photos or videos on the Google search page given they are stored in an in-house storage of Google.
- Movie searching
There is no doubt that all of us have tried to search movie screening times on Google. But if you want to know the exact movie timings for a particular location then you need to type in “movies” and put in your area postcode or location and wait for the timings to pop up in no time.
- Comparing products
One of the lesser known tricks in Google is that you can compare two given products by using the term “vs”. Here you have type in product A vs product B and voila!! You will see every point of comparison between them in no time.
- Excluding Information
It is true that when we search for a particular result, we are also provided with extra information that we don’t need. Now you can exclude this excess information by putting a hyphen (-) just before the keyword you are going to use.
- Finding contacts
Another neat trick you can use on Google is finding the information of any of your contacts on the Google search page. All you need to do here is type “contact” followed by the name of the person.
- Google timers
You may not be aware but Google does have its own timers. They can be used like normal timers wherein you can set a particular duration and Google will send you an alert on completion of such a period.