Most people use Google search to look for simple things, but the truth is that there are several secrets that allow us to do much more. In some cases it can be a real life saver. That said, let’s explain what you can do to get even more out of the world’s largest search engine.
Google Search has secrets worth discovering!
When they need to tune their guitar, many people turn to apps (some of which are paid) and other services. However, Google allows you to do this very easily.
Just search for Google tuner in Google search or Google tuner and we will immediately have access to this function. On the computer it looks something like the image below.
However, on mobile devices it appears as shown below. In practice it is almost the same.
Overall it works pretty well, although things vary from smartphone to smartphone. On some guitars the sound of the guitar usually has to be loud for the tuner to have the desired accuracy. In others, none of that is necessary and the tuning of guitars, including acoustic ones, works well.
The tuner quickly tells us if we need to raise or lower a string and what note we are on.
However, and although it works well on a computer, we recommend that you do it on your smartphone. It’s just that microphones are usually more sensitive than those we have on laptops. However, as I mentioned, it all depends on the smartphone and computer we are using.
Find out the IP address
Sometimes we even need to know our IP address. This to give to someone for remote assistance reasons or any other situation. Although there are several sites that reveal this information, Google can also do it and quickly.
In this case the question will have to be asked in English. So you will have to type “Whats my iP”, press Enter and it will be shown just below the search box.
See the cached version of a page that won’t open
Sometimes a page has problems and we cannot access it. This can be frustrating if we quickly need information that is there. However, we can use Google’s cached content.
For example, to see the cached version of Leak’s homepage, you have to type in Google cache:leak.pt. Ahead of the cache you can alert for whatever you want.
Next you will see the version of the Leak saved by Google with a notice above warning you of this.
Search for a word on a given site
Google also allows you to search for a particular term within the same site. For this purpose, we just have to put what we want to look for inside “” as we can see in the example below. Then just introduce site:leak.pt at the front.
Enable handwriting (smartphone)
Normally when we want to look for something we have to write letter by letter what we want to search for. However, there is a much faster way to do this. All that is necessary is for us to visit the main Google search page, in this case www.google.pt and activate.
So visit the address I mentioned above and then click on the three dots below the search bar. Choose the settings option.
Now in the new window we have to look for Handwriting and then choose the Enable option. Then just press save.
Now that we’ve made this change, it will be much simpler and faster to do our searches. That said, we just have to type with our finger on the main Google search screen and that’s it.
It really is a different way of doing our searches on Google and for many users it is much more convenient.
However, when we activate this function, we also have a new bar at the bottom of our screen. Added to this is a spacebar that we can use with a simple tap.
The search bar also serves to do some simple calculations. So if you put, for example, 60.10+30% it will give the result.
Places near you
If you want to find restaurants, cafes or other places near you, all you have to do is type, for example, restaurants near me.
These are some of the Google search secrets that make everything easier. Do you know any more?