Google Applications

Google Applications

Alerts

Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic.

The basic purpose of the google alert is content monitoring service. They notifies users when new content from news, web, blogs, video and/or discussion groups matches a set of search terms selected by the user and stored by the Google Alerts service

Snapshot of Google alert setting.

Enter the details that should come as alert in the search terms. All the remaining fields should be selected from the drop down menu.

Link : http://www.google.co.in/alerts?hl=en

Blog Search

Find blogs on your favorite topics

Link : http://blogsearch.google.co.in/blogsearch?hl=en


Google Books

Google Books is a service from Google that searches the full text of books that Google has scanned, converted to text using optical character recognition (OCR), and stored in its digital database.

You can narrow your search, if you know more details about the book like author, publisher, Date of publication and ISBN from the advanced search option

You can use the following link to do a normal search

http://books.google.co.in/books?hl=en

An advanced search by using the link

http://books.google.co.in/advanced_book_search

Google Chrome

A browser built for speed, stability and security from Google, which is a very light weight application and launches in a snap. Google chrome has built for both windows and Linux OS


Specialties

Speed

Chrome is designed to be fast in every possible way: It’s quick to start up from your desktop, loads web pages in a snap, and runs complex web applications fast

Simplicity

Chrome’s browser window is streamlined, clean and simple.

Security

Chrome is designed to keep you safer and more secure on the web with built-in malware and phishing protection, autoupdates to make sure the browser is up-to-date with the latest security updates

Download Link

Link : http://www.google.co.in/chrome?hl=en&brand=CHMI

Google Desktop

Google Desktop is desktop search software made by Google for Mac OS X, Linux, and Microsoft Windows. The program allows text searches of a user’s e-mails, computer files, music, photos, chats, and Web pages viewed

Snapshot of Google Desktop search

Google Search

Google Search or Google Web Search is a web search engine owned by Google Inc. and is the most-used search engine on the Web. The main purpose of Google Search is to hunt for text in webpages and images

Link : www.google.com

Google Image Search

Google Image Search is a search service created by Google which allows users to search the Web for image content. Now Google image search added an important and useful feature to its image search, which is called finding similar images. We can provide a lot information such as Aspect ratio, Size and file type in the advanced search options.

Link : http://images.google.co.in/imghp?hl=en

Google News

Google News is an automated news aggregator provided by Google. The service covers news articles appearing within the past 30 days on various news websites. In total, Google News aggregates content from more than 25,000 publishers.

Link : http://news.google.co.in/nwshp?hl=en&tab=in

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a freely-accessible Web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines. It allows users to search for digital or physical copies of articles, whether online or in libraries

Link : http://scholar.google.co.in/schhp?hl=en

Google Labs

Google Labs is a website demonstrating and testing new Google projects. Google also uses an invitation-only phase to test projects including GmailGoogle Calendar and Google Wave and many of these have their own “labs” webpages for experimental projects unique to each product.

Some of the Google Labs experiments are

  1. Web Application Exploits and Defenses

Learn how hackers attack web applications and how to defend against them.

  1. Follow Finder

Google Follow Finder analyzes public social graph information (following and follower lists) on Twitter to find people you might want to follow.

  1. Script Converter

Converts text and web pages written in one script to its phonetic equivalent in another script.

  1. Google Transliteration

Use Google Transliteration to type phonetically using an English keyboard

  1. Tashkeel

A tool to add missing diacritics to Arabic text.

  1. Sputnik

Runner for the Sputnik JavaScript conformance tests.

  1. Google Reader Play

Google Reader Play is a fun, fast way to browse the most interesting items on the web, personalized just for you.

  1. Gesture Search

Gesture Search lets you quickly find a contact, an installed application, a bookmark or a music track on your Android phone by drawing alphabet gestures on the touch screen.

  1. Public Data Explorer

Rich visual exploration of useful public datasets.

  1. Shopper

Find product information quickly with your Android phone.

Link : http://www.googlelabs.com/

Google Codes

Google Code is Google‘s site for developer tools, APIs and technical resources. The site contains documentation on using Google developer tools andAPIs—including discussion groups and blogs for developers using Google’s developer products.

There are APIs offered for almost all of Google’s popular consumer products like Google MapsYouTubeGoogle Apps and even Google Wave.

Google offers a variety of APIs, mostly web APIs for web developers.

The Google Data APIs allow programmers to create applications that read and write data from Google services. Currently, these include APIs for

Google Charts (Which is an application of google codes)

http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=p3&chd=t:50,25,25&chs=300×100&chl=Support|Best|Value

Copy and paste the above link to the browser will create the graph as shown below.

Snippet of Google charts

Link : http://code.google.com/intl/en/

Google Communicate, show & share

Blogger

Blogger is a blog storage service that allows private or multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. It is funded by on-screen ads. It was created by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003.The service itself is located at www.blogger.com. Generally, the blogs are hosted by Google at subdomains of blogspot.com.

You can create and Blogs from thefollowing link given below.

Link : https://www.blogger.com/start?hl=en

Calender

Google Calendar is a free time-management web application offered by Google. Google Calendar is similar to desktop calendar applications such as Microsoft Outlook oriCal on Mac OS X. The Ajax-driven interface enables users to view, add, and drag-and-drop events from one date to another without reloading the page. It supports view modes such as weekly, monthly, and agenda. Users can “quick add” calendar events by typing standard English phrases, such as “Dinner with Michael 7pm tomorrow”

We can add the events in the Google calendar by selecting the various calendar names.

For example here we have selected the calendar The Beyond Technology.

Google Calendar Notifications

Various types of alerts are available in the google calendar.

  1. SMS

Various mobile service providers are giving these services.

You can verify the included service providers from the following linl given below.

http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en-uk&answer=37226

  1. E-mail

Sharing calendars

Google Calendar allows multiple calendars to be created and shown in the same view. Each can be shared, either read-only or with full edit control, and either with specified people or with everyone (public calendars).

Google Docs

Google Docs is a free, Web-based word processorspreadsheetpresentationform, and data storage service offered by Google. It allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users. Google Docs combines the features of Writely and Spreadsheets with a presentation program

Various Services under Google Docs are,

Document (Which is similar to Microsoft Word or Openoffice Writer)

Presentation (Which is similar to Microsoft Power Point or Openoffice Presentation)

Spreadsheet (Which is similar to Microsoft Excel  or Openoffice Calc)

Form

Drawing

And all these can be stored in the Folder, Which also can be created at the same location.

We can either create them or it is possible to upload the existing one to the google docs.

For creating the docs we can use the following option given above. Or can upload by simply clicking on the Upload Button as shown in the figure.

Google groups

Google Groups is a service from Google that supports discussion groups, including many Usenet newsgroups, based on common interests. Membership in Google Groups is free of charge and many groups are anonymous. Users can find discussion groups related to their interests and participate in threadedconversations, either through a web interface or by e-mail. They can also start new groups.

Different Types of groups

Google provides two distinct kinds of groups: traditional Usenet groups, and non-Usenet groups that are more similar to mailing lists. The Google Groups user interface and help messages do not use a distinct name for mailing-list style groups, referring to both styles of group as “Google Groups”

Google Mail

Gmail is a free, advertising-supported webmailPOP3, and IMAP service provided by Google. As of December 2009, it has 176 million users monthly. The service was upgraded from beta status on July 7, 2009, along with the rest of the Google Apps suite

The Gmail service currently provides more than 7450 MB of free storage. Users can rent additional storage (shared between Picasa Web AlbumsGoogle Docs and Gmail) from 20 GB (US$5/year) to 16 TB (US$4096/year)

Gmail’s spam filtering features a community-driven system: when any user marks an email as spam, this provides information to help the system identify similar future messages for all Gmail users. Users may tune the system to allow mail marked as spam to be handled in particular ways

Gmail Mobile is a version of Google’s Gmail email service. It is a free service, developed to provide access to Gmail from mobile devices such as cell phones, or smartphones.

The gmail inbox.

Orkut

Orkut is a social networking website that is owned and operated by Google Inc. The service is designed to help users meet new friends and maintain existing relationships.

Orkut is available in 48 languages and has been localized for many countries.

A social network service focuses on building and reflecting of social networks or social relations among people, e.g., who share interests and/or activities. A social network service essentially consists of a representation of each user (often a profile), his/her social links, and a variety of additional services. Most social network services are web based and provide means for users to interact over the internet, such as e-mail and instant messaging.

Picasa

Picasa is a software application for organizing and editing digital photos, originally created by Idealab and owned by Google since 2004.[1] “Picasa” is a blendof the name of Spanish painter Pablo Picasso. Google acquired Picasa and began offering it as a free download.

Supported Operating Systems are:

Windows XPWindows VistaWindows 7 and Mac OS X

For organizing photos, Picasa has file importing and tracking features, as well as tags, facial recognition, and collections for further sorting. It also offers several basic photo editing functions, including color enhancement, red eye reduction and cropping. Other features include slide shows, printing and image timelines. Images can also be prepared for external use, such as for e-mailing or printing, by reducing file size and setting up page layouts. There is also integration with online photo printing services.

Google Talk

Google Talk (GTalk) is a free-of-charge (but proprietary software) Windows web-based

application for instant messaging and voice over internet protocol(VOIP), offered by Google Inc.

Instant messaging between the Google Talk servers and its clients uses an open protocol, XMPP, allowing users of other XMPP/Jabber clients to communicate with Google Talk users.

Google Talk

Google Talk (GTalk) is a free-of-charge (but proprietary software) Windows web-based

application for instant messaging and voice over internet protocol(VOIP), offered by Google Inc.

Instant messaging between the Google Talk servers and its clients uses an open protocol, XMPP, allowing users of other XMPP/Jabber clients to communicate with Google Talk users.

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