My Favorite Google Tricks

1.    Calculator: type an equation into the search bar to solve it.

•    simple arithmetic: 1 + 1
•    calculating a tip: 42.12 * .20
•    calculating a car payment: 20000 * ( 0.005 / (1 – (1 + 0.005) ^ -60))
•    Gravity times pi: G * pi
•    speed of light – speed of sound

2. Unit Converter: ask Google a question to convert units.

•    7 cups = ? ounces
•    How many liters in one gallon

3. Website search engine: search a website without visiting it.

•    site:nytimes.com “winter olympics”

4. Movie times: find movies playing at a theater near you.

•    movie times 32830

5. Shipment tracker: just type any tracking number into the search bar

•    729445714998577

6. Flight tracker: type in a flight number to see the real-time status.

•    DL 1884

7. Link tracker: see how many pages link to another page.

•    link:nytimes.com
•    link:http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/05/us/politics/05elect.html

8. Dictionary: type a word or abbreviation into the search bar to define it.

•    define:seo
•    define:quantum mechanics

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