3 Lesser-Known Google Services That You’ll Find Useful

Akshata Shanbhag 16-12-2015

Gmail and Google Drive are the most popular of Google services Not Just Search: 10+ Google Services You Have to Know About We all know Google is more than just a search engine: It’s an suite web-based applications and services for everything from email to calendaring, document editing, and file storage. It's even an online media store.... Read More , but there are other lesser-known ones that can help you. Here are three of those that are worth checking out.


1. Google Person Finder: This smart Google service gives you a way to reach loved ones in the aftermath of a natural or humanitarian catastrophe.

With the Finder service, you can search for information about any person who’s safety you’re concerned about. Locals, first responders, or other volunteers can also add any information they have on the catastrophe victims to the website. Here’s our guide on how to use Google Person Finder How to Use Google Person Finder to Locate Loved Ones After a Disaster Living barely an hour and a half from Boston, it was a bit surreal to watch the aftermath of the recent Boston Marathon bombings. I know there are lots of readers from different countries that... Read More .


2. Google Input Tools: With Google Input Tools you can type on the Web in any language of your choice. You can even add words to a custom dictionary for future use. The service works offline and has a Chrome extension, Android app, and a Windows program that you can install.

3. Get your Business Online (GYOB): GYOB puts your business on the digital map with a complete listing on Google search and Google Maps. It’s like a free Google profile for your business. You can see how the listing appears on Google when people search for it.


Google has quite a few lesser known services that are just as useful as their popular counterparts. We urge you to explore them all!

Share your favorite Google service with us in the comments.

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  1. Anonymous
    January 1, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Look at all the haters. Lol

  2. Andrew
    December 24, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Priceless Mad Dog!

  3. Mad Dog
    December 22, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Why should we assume that Canadians too stupid to figure this out for themselves?
    Gordon - making Justin Bieber look smart.

  4. Nathanael
    December 22, 2015 at 1:45 am

    Is Get Your Business Online supposed to be GYBO, it's listed GYOB in this article.

    • Akshata Shanbhag
      December 26, 2015 at 6:51 pm

      You're right. Thanks for pointing that out, Nathanael. I'll fix it.

  5. Gordon
    December 22, 2015 at 12:03 am

    I wish people who write these articles would do a bit of checking before making grand pronouncements. The Google service (Get Your Business Online) does not appear to work for Canadian locations. In spite of what US residents believe, there is a world beyond the US border.

    • Tom
      December 22, 2015 at 3:05 am

      He really should have checked if it worked in Vietnam, too. And Norway. Because when an American writing about an American company with an American domain (.com, not .ca) says something is useful, he should be sure to confirm the service is available everywhere else.

      • Gordon
        December 22, 2015 at 3:22 am

        Isn't this just a typical American attitude? The following is from Wikipedia : "Although companies anywhere in the world can register .com domains ....". A simple statement like "only known to work in the US....", or "verify that it works in your area .... " would have alerted people that it should be verified.

    • Mad Dog
      December 22, 2015 at 3:43 pm

      Gordon, it is a well known fact that the US does not have a border.

    • Anywhere USA
      February 24, 2017 at 3:22 pm

      Then why don't you all simply stop reading the writings of an 'American' writing about an 'American company' with an 'American domain name?' Nobody is subjecting you to such dreadful experiences but yourselves.