This morning I gave the “two minute tip” at the east Portland chamber of commerce meeting, and I provided the following handout with a short presentation. a few of the members knew Google “did other stuff” butÂ were surprised that there was so much available for free!
Everyone knows Google has a great search engine, but did you know aboutâ€¦
At www.google.com/smsÂ you can find out more about Short Messaging Service â€“Â Send a text message like â€œCherrywood Village â€“ Portland ORâ€Â to 46645 and youâ€™ll get backÂ address and phone information in under 30 seconds â€“ faster and cheaper than 411
At www.blogger.com you can start a free blog, and have it up and running in under 10 minutes. I have step by step instructions here to get started- http://www.pdxtc.com/200511-blogs-for-dummies.php
At www.google.com/calendar you can use a free online calendar, viewable from anywhere in the world, and you can even upload your own Microsoft Outlook events to share with others.
At www.picasa.google.com you can get free software called Picassa. that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your PC. Every time you open Picasa, it automatically locates all your pictures (even ones you forgot you had) and sorts them into visual albums organized by date with folder names you will recognize
At www.pack.google.com, you can get one free software package with 13 different applications, including the photo organizer, a video player, Ad-Aware spyware prevention, 6 months of free Norton Antivirus, and a whole lot more?
These are my own top 5 picks for â€œother uses for Googleâ€, but to see lots more options from Google, that you probably never even knew existed, visit http://www.google.com/intl/en/options/