The Google Inc. came into existence on September 4, 1998. Since then, the innovative technocrats at Google have been working on various tools and services they can provide to their users. Google has developed over hundreds of products and services that facilitate the end user in various ways.
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However, not all of the amazing developments got much people’s attention. Bad marketing tactics or whatever caused that, but people still are not familiar with a bunch of Google products that can prove so much helpful to them in their daily life.
What comes into a common man’s mind when he hears the word ‘Google’ is Google search, Google mail and Google plus. Although Google offers a lot more than just these three basic products
Let’s take a look at some of the really beneficial Google products and tools that not a major portion of the general public knows of.
5) Google Mars
You must be familiar with Google Earth. Yeah that free Tool by Google that lets you explore the Planet Earth from a satellite view. And yes, you probably got that right! Google Mars is a similar in-browser service that lets you explore that planet Mars. Google launched this tool in collaboration with NASA.
Google Mars lets you view the planet Mars in three different views, the Elevation, Visible and the Infrared View. Now we are not that skilled geographical researchers to actually study the surface of Mars from that imagery but it is still fun to explore the planet and if you try hard, you can actually learn a lot of interesting stuff about the Mars and yea, you can also try stalking some Martians with this tool.
4) Google Checkout
Google checkout is an online payment processing service. It basically aims at providing a centralized methodology for the online purchases. You can link your credit and debit card with your Google Account and then make purchases using that. The Checkout App is also available on a wide variety of smartphones and checking out just turned way easier with it.
Google checkout is being used by a lot of merchants and has efficiently brought down the customer count of PayPal. That’s maybe because it provides a considerably strong fraud protection methodology that securely carries out the transactions without a chance of any unauthorized activity. Although it is in use by millions, Google recently announced that the Checkout will soon be discontinued but all of it’s features have been merged into the Google Wallet.
3) Google Sites
2) Google+ Hangout
1) Google Sketchup
SketchUp is easy to learn and at the same time, powerful enough to create very large scale and complex three dimensional models. With extensive tips and tricks provided in the software, SketchUp makes you a 3D modeler and designer in no time.
The 3D models we see in Google Earth are also believed to be developed on Google SketchUp. Once you get your hands on this software, you can’t just let go of it. It also finds its various applications if civil, architectural and video game design. In 2012 however, Google soled the program to Trimble.
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