Internet, Networking, & Security Around the Web 330 330 people found this article helpful 15 Fun Things You Can Do With Google Search What to enter into Google for hidden tools and services By Tim Fisher General Manager, VP, Lifewire.com Tim Fisher has 30+ years' professional technology support experience. He writes troubleshooting content and is the General Manager of Lifewire. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Tim Fisher Updated August 26, 2019 ALASTAIR PIKE / Getty Images Around the Web How to Get a VPN Tweet Share Email Google is the most popular search engine on the web, but many people don't realize the full extent of what they can do with it. Below is a list of several products by Google that you might not have heard about, as well as a few tricks to get Google Search to behave how you want. If you're a regular Googler, you should also check out these simple Google Search tricks to get the most out of your searches. Google Easter eggs are fun, too. Google is known for creating fun services and then cancelling them, seemingly out of nowhere. See which products Google killed for some examples. 01 of 15 Google Book Search Google Books lets you do a lot of things: find a book you're interested in, search within a book's text, download a book, search reference texts, and even create your own library of your favorite books. How to Download Public Domain Books From Google 02 of 15 Google News Find updated news stories with Google News. You can use this search service to explore news based on subject (science, health, local stories, etc.), save stories and searches, and find recommended news for you based on your interests. The 10 Best News Aggregators of 2020 03 of 15 Google Movie Search You can use Google to quickly look up movie information, movie reviews, movie showtimes, theater locations, and even movie trailers. Simply type in the name of the movie you're interested in, and Google will return the information you're looking for. 12 Best Places to Watch Free Movies Online 04 of 15 Google Maps Google Maps is an amazing resource. Not only can you use it to find maps and driving directions, it also serves as a business search engine, lets you take virtual walks down the street, shows a history of everywhere you've been, overlays satellite images, lets you share your location with others, and a whole lot more. How to Use Google Maps (You're Welcome) 05 of 15 Google Earth Google Earth is a highly detailed globe that runs in your browser. It provides a powerful way to visualize satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, and more. You can also learn while using Google Earth because it includes Knowledge Cards about landmarks and guided adventures that take you around the world to explore cities, unusual lakes, mountains, and more. What Is Google Earth? 06 of 15 Google Translate You can use Google Translate to translate word, sentence, block of text, your email, or entire document into a different language, or your own if you don't understand it. A huge number of languages are supported. The 5 Best Translation Sites of 2020 07 of 15 Google for Phone Numbers Google is a great way to find basically anything on any web page, including phone numbers. This means you can use Google to find someone's phone number with a simple search like this, where his zip code is included to help find the correct person: "joe smith" 10004 In this example, we also use quotes in the search to pull the words together as one single phrase. If you don't know the person's name but you do have their phone number, Google might be able to help you find it with a reverse number search: 555-123-4567 Google used to have a phonebook feature built-in, but it was removed in 2010 due to excessive requests to have people's phone numbers removed from the index. This means you can't use the phonebook: or rphonebook: search operator to find phone numbers. 5 Best Ways to Find a Cell Phone Number Online 08 of 15 Google Definitions Not sure what that word means? You can use Google's define option to find out. Simply follow it with the word in question to see its definition, like this: define:quirky Included in the results is a list of definitions, an example sentence, synonyms and antonyms, the option to translate the word, and information on its origin. How to Find Dictionary Definitions With Google 09 of 15 Google Groups You can use Google Groups to find a discussion about pretty much anything, from parenting or the latest Marvel comic book to politics and more. 10 of 15 Google Image Search You can use the Google Images search tool to find any kind of image you might be looking for. Options are available to filter the results by size, color, usage rights, type of picture, and more. Another way to use Google Images is as a reverse image search engine where you can find pictures that look like one that you have. Google Advanced Image Search: A Starter Guide 11 of 15 Google Travel You can use Google to plan a trip, including search for flights and hotels, access travel guides, find top restaurants in the area, and more. When you explore a particular destination, you'll find things you can do there, the best times to visit, travel articles about that area, and more. Google Travel Planner Can Save You Time and Money 12 of 15 Google Weather Search Something else you can type into Google Search to get unique results is weather followed by a location. This is one of the easiest ways to get the weather report anywhere in the world. There's a current temperature reading and weather condition, as well as the chance for precipitation and a week-long forecast. The Best Weather Apps For Your Phone 13 of 15 Google Finance You can use Google Finance to research stocks, track financial news, and more. Without entering a search term, you can find top stories and local/world market information. Google's Secret and Other Search Engines 14 of 15 Google Calculator Need a quick answer to a math problem? Type it and let Google Calculator figure it out. For example, you can type into Google a problem such as 2(4*3) + 978 to instantly get the answer. Beyond typing calculator for accessing Google Calculator, you can also enter unit converter for a similar tool that works with temperature, length, mass, speed, volume, time, and other units of measurement. Use Google's Secret Calculator With a Simple Search 15 of 15 Google Site Search You can use Google to find something within a specific site. This is really helpful if the site in question doesn't include its own search tool or if you like using Google's website to search through a particular website. For example, typing election site:cnn.com shows all web pages that match the election keyword, but only on cnn.com.