Whether you’re desperately trying to save seconds off your search time or just want to simplify your life, Google has got you covered. The best part? You can do it all from their handy-dandy search bar, no annoying apps or plug-ins required.
Here are 20 life-changing Google search hacks:
1. Find out what the weather is like without stepping outside
Type in “weather” and your location to find out the forecast. Really, you could type in any location to find out the local weather.
2. Choose your next snack by comparing food
Just type in the two foods separated by “vs.”
3. Set a timer
No more fumbling for your phone, just type in “set timer” for your desired time.
4. Keep track of your TV schedule
Want to know when the next episode is? Maybe you want to know if you’ve missed something while on vacation? Just type in the TV show and “episodes.”
5. Calculate your tip and divide your bill
Your waitress will love you.
6. Find out when the sunrise is
7. Also, find out when the sunsets
8. Use Google to translate sentences
Type in “translate” and Google will do the work for you.
9. Have a little fun with anagrams
10. Find out movie times
11. Find out when Thanksgiving (or any holiday) is
Let Google be your calendar.
12. Use Google to play games at work
Google Image Search “Atari breakout” and enjoy.
13. Find out the time in other parts of the world
Want to know if it’s ok to Skype your best friend in India? Google will help you figure it out.
14. Use Google to do your geometry homework
It also works for “solve triangle.”
15. Find out a definition without cracking a dictionary open
16. Use Google to convert units
Want to know how many miles you ran when your treadmill somehow switched to kilometers? Google will tell you.
17. Look up flight times
Airlines have some of the worst websites but, luckily, Google simplifies what you’re actually looking for.
18. Travel back in time
Search “Google in 1998” for a fun treat.
19. Find out the answer to life, the universe, and everything
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