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13 Secret Google Functions That Can Instantly Make Your Life Happier And Easier

13 Secret Google Functions That Can Instantly Make Your Life Happier And Easier

Do you think you are a Google whiz and know of every app there is on it to make life fun and simple? Well, you could be right, but you may not have heard about the following. Today we bring you 13 secret Google plug-Ins and apps that will make your life fun and so much easier!

1. Tic-Tac-Toe

Feeling bored? Simply type Tic Tac Toe on Google and this cool mind game will appear and you can have a bout with the system if you please.

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    2. Say Hello to Allo!

    Allo is Google’s chat app that not only lets you have awesome doodling and sticker fun with your pals, but also helps you search Google for anything you need with its handy assistant.

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      3. A Really Handy Search

      If you are on an Android smartphone and want to know something that’s on your screen, just press and hold the button and Google will search some stuff about it for you. Try it here.

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        4. Need an Alarm?

        Just type Timer in the Google search and set the timer or stopwatch for the duration you want it to.

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          5. Translate Pesky Texts

          With the Google Translate app you can translate texts from files, go hand free and speak the text and even use your camera to translate text from pictures and signs.

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            6. Get all Mails at Gmail

            Gmailify can help you gather all the emails from different email accounts. You can get help here.

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              7. Go Brighter

              Need to set reminders and write notes in a colorful way? Try Google Keep.

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                8. Get the best. Font, that is

                Have the words and need the text? Try Google Fonts to get the best scripts for your project.

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                  9. Beauty, All Around

                  You can upload photos to Google maps (previously known as Panoramio) giving you a peek into the world around.

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                    10. A Worm in Your Head?

                    So you need to know what song is playing. Google Sound Search can tell you that.

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                      11. Pick Google’s Brain

                      Think with Google helps you keep track with latest research, ongoing consumer trends and the newest insights in marketing.

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                        12. Art Lover?

                        You can use Google Art Project to view famous art content for inspiration, without leaving your workstation!

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                          13. An Eye In the Sky

                          Google Sky lets you see the wonders of outer space!

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                            Need we say more? Google it up!

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                            Last Updated on July 8, 2020

                            10 Smart Productivity Software to Boost Work Performance

                            10 Smart Productivity Software to Boost Work Performance

                            Productivity is the ability to perform tasks efficiently and in a timely manner. In today’s busy and competitive business world, productivity is paramount for any business, organization or corporation.

                            Productivity is more than just performing tasks successfully. It is about investing and allocating resources, so the company or business can perform to meet its core goals.

                            As part of 2019, it is important to commit to new goals. When shopping around for new productivity software keep in mind the following things: cost, reliability, cross-platform compatibility, on the go, technical support, etc.

                            In the subsequent sections, we will examine the most recommended productivity software in the marketplace. In addition, we will look at what makes them tick and what separates them from the rest of the pack.

                            Projects and Tasks Management

                            1. Monday dot com

                              Monday dot com was founded to create a team management solution so people connect to workplace processes across any industry. The productivity tool is used in more than 140 countries.

                              The user interface is intuitive and impressive. It makes collaboration productive and fun because of its simplicity.

                              The tool is deemed to have one of the best user experiences across the mobile and online project and task management platform.

                              The product includes usability, customization, admin control, group management and control, private or public control, in-group messaging and more.

                              Check out the software here!

                              2. Asana

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                                The mantra behind Asana’s product is to enable teams from across different organizations to work together effortlessly.

                                The software comes with lots of customizations. When you create a project as a user, you can choose between a traditional task view and the kanban-style board view. The dashboard allows you to see the progress on a project, and it includes an excellent advanced set of search tools.

                                Also, Asana’s Android and iOS apps do retain the web interface’s clean look and feel.

                                Check out the software here!

                                3. Trello

                                  Trello was founded in the summer of 2010 and two years later the platform added 500,000 members. Anyone within sales, marketing, HR and operations can collaborate successfully with this product.

                                  Moreover, the tool has over 100 plus integrations with Google Drive, Slack, Jira and others. The product works flawlessly across various platforms.

                                  Some of the well-known features includes is speed, easy-to-use, and set up. The interface includes due dates, assignments, file storage, checklists and more.

                                  Check out the software here!

                                  4. Jira

                                    The Jira software is flexible and heralded as the next-generation project.

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                                    The software allows teams to design and adapt the software to an organization’s needs. This includes having visibility into long term goals, project roadmaps, status of work, real-time release information and more. In addition, the interface is customizable.

                                    The Atlassian Cloud does not support multiple separate domains, subdomains or domain aliases in Google Apps.

                                    Check out the software here!

                                    5. Evernote Business

                                      Evernote was founded in 2008 and reached 11 million users by 2011. The company was founded on the premise that their product should address the ever-increasing volume and speed of information.

                                      The product helps bring together groups of teams because of versatility and functionality. It creates documents, collaboration on projects, store information all a single location.

                                      Moreover, you can find information quickly and includes effective search capabilities and integrations with existing tools you may already use.

                                      Check out the software here!

                                      Communication

                                      6. Slack

                                        Slack was founded in 2013 and the tool is heralded as a collaboration hub. Slack is where productivity happens. When you start a new project, hire new staff, deploy a code, review a sales contract, finalize on a budget, Slack covers all of these. Some of the major highlights include highly customizable notifications and seamless integrations with other collaboration and office tools. The free version of the software comes loaded with features, but does not archive old message. So, you have to review what are the best options for your organization or business.

                                        Check out the software here!

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                                        7. Spike

                                          Newcomer Spike makes emails more conversational by helping teams maintain productivity, communication, and collaboration. All of these are achieved from within their inbox.

                                          Spike works on top of any existing email (O365, G suite, and IMAP) turning it into a real-time messenger and making your communication much more functional and efficient.

                                          Spike’s features include built-in groups and channels, voice and video calls, email encryption, instant access to all your files, and much more.

                                          Check out the software here!

                                          Creation

                                          8. Office 365

                                            Microsoft’s Office 365 could not be excluded from the conversation and especially as it pertains to productivity software.

                                            Of course we are all familiar with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. But there is more capabilities that come with it.

                                            You have business-class email, online storage space, and teamwork solutions. These services can be accessed from just about anywhere.

                                            Within this suite is Microsoft Sway, which is a presentation software and a step above PowerPoint.

                                            Check out the software here!

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                                            9. Grammarly

                                              Grammarly helps to cut down time on editing. Professionals in several industries like law, healthcare, academia, marketing, engineering and journalism use it to provide instant feedback on the accuracy of writing in English.

                                              Once you install the extension from Google Chrome, you can get corrections when you are drafting an email, using social media and other apps.

                                              Grammarly is AI powered and it’s a wonderful tool to have to check spelling and grammar before a presentation.

                                              Check out the software here!

                                              Team Analytics

                                              10. ActivTrak

                                                ActivTrak is a business intelligence tool that allows you to access team behavior analytics. In other words, it is data-driven.

                                                The pros include two-factor authentication with active directory integration. You can also automate your alerts and it has an intuitive interface with easy-to-use admin controls.

                                                Furthermore, it comes with Google sign-in, iOS app, productivity track, and more. The bottomline is the product offers employee productivity metrics along with team behavior analytics.

                                                Check out the software here!

                                                The Bottom Line

                                                Depending on the size, budget, resources, and immediate needs of your company, not all productivity software will exactly solve your problem. You will have to contact any of the providers above and probe extensively to find the right product that is made for your business.

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