20 things you didn’t know you could do with Google

googleGoogle is now the world’s most popular website and there is no denying it’s pretty handy for just about any topic you want or need to know about.

And thanks to ShortList we’ve discovered another 20 reasons to use Google. Check out these #LifeHack worthy Google tips and tricks.

  • Spell it out!

If you’re majoring in accounting or you are a right-brained creative type, then you’ll definitely need the digits for Google’s phonetic numbers.

Simply, type in your large number sequence followed by “=english” and whala! Your number will appear ready for reading.

  •  Fontalicious fonts for all

Want to get fancy this semester? Jazz-up your assessments with Google’s free typography library. Type “Fonts” into – you guessed it – Google and peruse the beautiful array of words until your heart’s content. No, Comic Sans doesn’t feature.

  • Atari Breakout (this one comes with a serious procrastination warning)

We know what you’re thinking, but don’t worry it’s not a new genre of dance or a recently-discovered skin condition. Atari Breakout is essentially a game hidden within Google images that’s highly addictive.

Which is why we suggest exploring this Google feature when you do not, we repeat, do not have a 2000-word essay due on Monday. Trust us, we know. This blog post was scheduled for last week…Oops ;-).

  • A template for every situation

You’ll never have to stare at a blank page again thanks to Google’s document template gallery. Whether you’re writing a CV or a business report, Google’s gallery is a great place to begin before you get into the nitty gritty of your assessments. You = 1, Procrastination = 0.

  • That’s the definition of…

Stuck in an ongoing argument about what Guerilla Marketing is with no end in site? Let Google’s definition tool come to your rescue. Search “Guerilla Marketing=define” for the accepted definition and you’ll be gloating about your marketing jargon skills in no time!


Happy Googling (yes, it’s now also a verb)!

We promised 20 and we aim to please, so check out the other 15 at ShortList.