Google offers a huge number of services, and sometimes it is quite difficult to keep track of all the new products of the company. While major services such as Google Photos receive media coverage, smaller products go unnoticed. You may already be familiar with some of the services described below, but it is possible that you are not even aware of them. These are the services that will be discussed in today’s review.
Google Earth Voyager: A New Travel Experience
Google has launched an updated version of one of its most popular Google Earth apps. The new edition only works in the Chrome browser. One of the best features in the update is, perhaps, Voyager, which allows you to conduct three-dimensional interactive excursions to various places on our planet, while watching videos and photos. For example, thanks to the collaboration between Google and BBC Earth, you can virtually visit the most beautiful deserts and other locations. More than 50 interactive tours are currently available.
NSynth: create new sounds with artificial intelligence
Can robots make music? Google has tried to answer this question with NSynth, a fun way to create music with machines. The developers “trained” the application to the sounds of 300 thousand musical instruments. Usually, when a computer is asked to reproduce sounds of, say, flute and cello in the same key, it plays both sounds simultaneously, but NSynth creates a hybrid sound of musical instruments. Using the app, you can play different instruments and even adjust the “power” of the sound of each of them. In fact, it is not NSynth who creates the music at all, but you.
A powerful note / to-do list app for both mobile and desktop. Remarkably bright and stylish design. And there is also a useful feature that not everyone knows about – you can set reminders and integrate them with Google Calendar.
Data GIF Maker: A Fun Way to Visualize Information (Comparison)
Data GIF Maker offers a fun way to present boring statistics in GIF format. You don’t need to have any special skills to create a graph, just add the column headings, values, and description of what you are talking about. Data GIF Maker will do the rest.
Gmailify (receiving mail from any third-party e-mail inbox to gmail)
Not using Google Mail? Not the point – with Gmailify, you can easily add your E-mail address from Yandex or mail.ru to the Google mail client and enjoy all the advantages of Google mail, such as modern design, advanced spam protection and automatic sorting of incoming emails into folders.
Google.com/sky is a place where you can see enough of distant stars. Data from NASA satellites and the Hubble telescope are used.
The service allows you to search for words in 5.2 million books published between 1500 and 2008. This way you can trace how a word or expression has been used and changed over time.
Numbers in letters (English only)
Not sure how to pronounce a complex number in English – for example, 92567816703? Go to Google and enter your query like this: 92567816703 = english. In the window under the search, a helpful search engine will tell you what and how to say.
A list of beautiful and free fonts is available at fonts.google.com that you can freely use for your own purposes.
Google Art Project
High-resolution photographs of works of art from the best museums in the world.
Want to know what people are interested in right now (or at any other point in time in the past)? Open Google Trends and find out what Google users are looking for the most. You can even see how interest in certain events / phenomena has changed over time.
Search by pictures
(Google search → search query → Pictures tab → camera icon) allows you to understand who first posted the image on the web, find other sizes or similar images. Very useful if you want to make sure that a viral photo or video is not fake.
Chrome Experiments is a showcase for programmers pushing the boundaries of web technology by creating beautiful and unique web interfaces.
“Digital cheat sheet” for marketers, with its help you can find out what is in trend now.
Service for easy search for information in scientific publications.