If you go to Google Translate, there’s an option where you can manually draw things like Chinese characters, which will then be translated for you into English.
2. Get a calorie comparison of your favourite foods.
If you google “[food] vs [food]” then a chart will appear comparing the nutritional value of the two choices in great detail – everything from calories to the amount of magnesium.
3. Set a timer.
Using the new Google Maps tool Smarty Pins, you can take on Google in a geography trivia game in which you will be asked questions with location-based answers, and you will answer by placing a pin in the world map. You can try just general knowledge or tackle specific categories like science or sport.
5. Split a bill and calculate the tip.
End the struggle of paying the pill at the end of a group meal by googling “tip calculator”, entering the full cost, the percentage you want to tip, and the number of people, and it’ll work out exactly how much you need to pay each. Easy.
6. Filter your Gmail.
If you add “+anything” to your Gmail address it will still work, which means you could sign up to certain websites using your email@example.com and create a folder that all emails from that site automatically go into.
7. Discover how popular different words are.
8. Play zerg rush.Another bit of proof that Google just does not want you to do your work. Destroy the Os by clicking on them before they destroy the rest of the page (and try not to give yourself finger cramp in the process).
9. Find and download loads of cool fonts for free.
10. Learn how to pronounce massive numbers.
Yep, Google even has a comprehensive wedding planner to make sure everything is in place for your special day. It’ll help you do everything from announcing the news of your engagement to finding a venue, making a budget, creating a schedule and guest list, setting up a shareable photo stream from the day, and even making an entire website to keep everything in one handy place.
12. Easily find out the week’s football fixtures.
Simply google the name of the league and you’ll get a list of all the week’s fixtures right there at the top.
13. Play Atari Breakout.
14. View art from galleries all over the world.
Google Art Project lets you view super–high-quality photos of artwork from nearly 600 international galleries. Why bother even leaving the house?
15. View and play all the old doodles.
Bu hitting “I’m feeling lucky” without anything in the search bar, you’ll be presented with a catalogue of all of Google’s old doodles and games back until when they started in 1998 (including the brilliant Pacman game).
16. Explore the universe.
Google Sky uses images from the Hubble Telescope and NASA Satellites to let you delve into the far reaches of our universe. You can explore galaxies millions of light years from Earth, learn about astrological signs, and even listen to space-related podcasts.