Google celebrated 15th year anniversary this week. Great achievement for them indeed! I am sure when they started Google (they started with spelling mistake and that became their first innovation) they did not imagine it would be so big brand in 15 years of time.
Google has long list of products and services but it always remained as “search engine” to most of us. In last 15 years they have acquired around 129 companies and have more than 1150 patents around search engine, advertising, social media and video technologies, etc. Few of their own offering as well as the acquired ones are still not popular though.
In this short post I am listing their 10 such tools around search / communication and map related offerings which you probably may not have used so far. Have a look at them and see what Google is doing in addition to search engine.
- Google web history (https://accounts.google.com/Login?service=hist): You will be able to view and search across webpages you have visited in the past. You can get personalized search results and find trends on your web activity
- Google Art project (http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/project/art-project) : If you are an art lover, you must use this tool
- Google Keep (https://drive.google.com/keep/) : Keep track of your create, access and organize notes
- Goo.gl : Do you find remembering or storing long URLs difficult? Here is URL shortner from Google
- Google trends (http://www.google.com/trends/): web search statistics trends in graphical format
- Google public data explorer (http://www.google.com/publicdata/directory): Provide graphical representation to the public data from international organizations and academic institutes
- Google Scholar (http://scholar.google.com/): scholarly articles and documents search
- Google sites (sites.google.com) : website creation tool for personal and corporate use
- Google Currents (https://www.google.com/producer/currents): interactive magazine
- Knowledgegraph (http://www.google.com/insidesearch/features/search/knowledge.html) : have a look at “inside search”
Obviously this is just a short list. Google is in many areas which are touching human life directly / indirectly. Long live Google!