Google Search Engine: Special features

Google.com is so famous and don’t require any introduction, If we talk about google.com, the only thing which comes to our mind is its Search Engine, Which is based on Pigeon Theory, and easy the work for developers , it like lord for them, Hence would like to introduce the following famous Search Engine special Features, which will fastened the search experience:

  1. Weather – To find the weather conditions, temperature, wind and humidity, for any city, will/can be viewed by typing “weather” along with a city for larger cities or city and state, U.S. zip code, or city and country for smaller cities (such as: weather Delhi, India or Weather Kanpur, India).
  2. Stock quotes – To get stock market value for a specific company or fund can be viewed, by typing the ticker symbol, such as: IBM, TCS stock; F stock (lists Ford Motor Co.); or AIVSX (fund). Results show inter-day changes, or 5-year graph, etc. This does not work for stock names which are one letter long, such as Citigroup (C) or Macy’s (M) (Ford being an exception), or are common words, such as Diamond Offshore (DO) or Majesco (COOL).
  3. Time :The current time in many cities (worldwide), can be viewed by typing “time” and the name of the city (such as: time Delhi; time Delhi, India).
  4. Sports scores : The scores and schedules, for sports teams, can be displayed by typing the team name or league name into the search box.
  5.  Unit conversion: Measurements can be converted, by entering each phrase, such as: 10.5 cm in inches; or 90 km in miles.
  6. Currency conversion : A money or currency converter can be selected, by typing the names or currency codes: 3000 USD in INR; 300 GBP in USD; 5000 Yen in USD; 4000 Yuan in lira (the U.S. dollar can be USD or “US$” or “$”, while Indian is INR, etc.).
  7. Calculator : Calculation results can be determined, as calculated live, by entering a formula in numbers or words, such as: 6*77 +pi +sqrt(e^3)/888 plus 0.45. The user is given the option to search for the formula, after calculation. The calculator also uses the unit and currency conversion functions to allow unit-aware calculations. For example, “(3 EUR/liter) / (40 miles/gallon) in USD / mile” calculates the dollar cost per mile for a 40 mpg car with gas costing 3 euros a liter. The caret “^” raises a number to an exponent power, and percentages are allowed (“40% of 300”). There is also some debate as to Google’s calculation of 0^0. Many mathematicians believe that 0^0 is undefined but Google’s calculator shows the result as 1.
  8. Numeric ranges : A set of numbers can be matched by using a double-dot between range numbers (30..33 or 40..90) to match any positive number in the range, inclusive. Negative numbers are treated as using exclusion-dash to not match the number.
  9. Dictionary lookup : A definition for a word or phrase can be found, by entering “define” followed by a colon and the word(s) to lookup (such as, “define:Delude”)
  10. Maps – Some related maps can be displayed, by typing in the name or U.S. ZIP code of a location and the word “map” (such as: New York map; Kansas map; or Paris map).
  11.  Movie showtimes : Reviews or film showtimes can be listed for any movies playing nearby, by typing “movies” or the name of any current film into the search box. If a specific location was saved on a previous search, the top search result will display showtimes for nearby theaters for that movie.
  12. Public data : Trends for population (or unemployment rates) can be found for U.S. states & counties, by typing “population” or “unemployment rate” followed by a state or county name.
  13. Real estate and housing : Home listings in a given area can be displayed, using the trigger words “housing”, “home”, or “real estate” followed by the name of a city or U.S. zip code.
  14. Travel data/airports : The flight status for arriving or departing U.S. flights can be displayed, by typing in the name of the airline and the flight number into the search box (such as: Indian airlines 312). Delays at a specific airport can also be viewed (by typing the name of the city or three-letter airport code plus word “airport”).
  15. Package tracking : Package mail can be tracked by typing the tracking number of a Royal Mail, UPS, FedEx or USPS package directly into the search box. Results will include quick links to track the status of each shipment.
  16. Patent numbers : U.S. patents can be searched by entering the word “patent” followed by the patent number into the search box (such as: Patent 5123123).
  17. Area code : The geographical location (for any U.S. telephone area code) can be displayed by typing a 3-digit area code (such as: 650).
  18. Synonym search : A search can match words similar to those specified, by placing the tilde sign (~) immediately in front of a search term, such as: ~fast food.
  19. U.S. Government search : Searching of U.S. government websites can be performed from webpage: www.google.com/unclesam.