We've all seen it. Go to google.com, type in your query, and you're ready to roll.
But there's more. To find it, Charlie Brown, you really have to delve! Well, actually it's incredibly simple, especially with this handy-dandy (not notebook) post!
So let's get started! Google's first (and most obvious) use is it's ability to dig up incredible amounts of information in a short amount of time. So I won't go into detail. But here's something you didn't know (make sure you check SaRpics for screenshots) : Google can define words. If you type in "Define:" and then a word immediately after (no spaces), it defines it.
But that's not all. If want to convert almost any unit to another, just type it in. If I want to know how many minutes old I am, I simply type "13 years to minutes" (6,837,333.96). Just type a value, a unit, "to", and then another unit. Your gold, man!
What else, what else! Languages! Google can translate sentences, or entire pages! Just click here, and you're there. Spanish homework is easy; I don't have to bring home my book.
Gmail, of course, another of the many useful tools google provides, is a mail client, taking no downloads, and no space. It is incredibly easy to use, and is easy to check anywhere (except for school. Damn you, internet blocker). If you have this, you can also download Google's IM client, Google Talk. Many of my friends have already found the wonder that is Google Talk.
Froogle is a useful price-comparison guide, finding anything you want on the web (yes, I searched "Guns". And I found some, Damnit!).
Google Local is another useful tool, finding anything in a certain location, as well as providing a phone number, website, and directions to or from it.
Anyone who ever made a PowerPoint presentation on anything knows the value of Google Images. I won't go into details on this. You get it.
Picasa, a Google photo editor, is invaluble for cropping and posting pictures on blogger; I couldn't have done it without Picasa.
Well, that's about it for now. Today, I was just scratching the surface of Google's vast array of blah blah blah.
On a last note: Jen, keep posting comments and such; they amuse us. And let me know that you're still visiting. I'll be sad if you don't. *Sniff*, yeah, no: I suck at it.
Make sure you check out SaRpics for screenshots (see above or the sidebar).