Google is not only a search engine giant or a Gmail provider. It offers a wide variety of products and services that can help us with our day to day activities. Even though Google mercilessly kills many products(eg. Panoramio, Shemer, Google+ etc.) they still have lot to offer. Many of their products, you already would be aware of. But there are few which are less known, yet awesome. Here is the list of few awesome Google products you never knew did exist.
1. Google Sites
Google Sites is the easiest way so far as to create a website. Using Google Sites you can mark the online presence of your business in less than an hour, absolutely free. You can create a website from blank, which is as easy as creating a slide. It provides ready-made templates also to create a website for new restaurants, portfolios, to organize an event, to set up a help-center, etc. Just customize the template to your needs and publish it. Your site is ready. Google site is best suited for businesses where the content is not changing frequently and you don’t want to invest in domain purchase, hosting, WordPress installations, etc.
2. Google Fonts
For web designers who want to have great fonts on their site, Google Fonts is a very nice tool. Google Fonts offers a wide variety of fonts that you can select from and embed in your site. It allows you to copy an “href” link or “@Import” which you can add to your site for free.
3. Google Sky
If you have an interest in stars, universe, astronomy then you should definitely check out Google Sky. Google works with NASA and many other renowned space organizations and astronomers around the globe to get these data and presents you in a way as if you are looking at them in the sky with your bare eyes. You can take a 3D tour of the moon and mars also. Make the popular Hubble telescope your eyes. If you are interested in what’s happening on the sky tonight or over the next few months then check out the podcasts from Earth and Sky or search for the position of your favorite planet. Truly one of the awesome Google products.
4. Google Arts & Culture
For those who are keen about different cultures around the world and enjoy arts, Google Arts & Culture is something they must follow. It’s a non-profit initiative by Google in collaboration with different cultural institutions and artists around the globe to preserve and bring the global diverse culture online for everyone.
5. Google Scholar
It’s another search engine by Google but specifically targeted to scholarly literature. Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. You can explore related works, citations, authors, and publications. Helps to keep up with recent developments in any area of research.
6. Google Waze
Waze is not developed by Google. It was acquired by Google and basically a community-driven navigation system. Waze users (“Wazers”) can report accidents, traffic jams, speed, and police traps, and from the online map editor, can update roads, landmarks, house numbers, etc to the server using which Waze provides more real-time routing and traffic updates. Waze can be used anywhere in the world but requires enough initial users to create the maps and continuously update data to make it useful. Currently, only 13 countries have a full base map. Others are incompletely mapped, requiring users to record roads and edit maps.
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