10 Google Tools to Make Life Easier

 

Google is quickly competing with Apple and Microsoft for technological convenience. Beyond being the world's best search engine, check out these other incredible tools from Google!

 

Goo.gl

With Google's free link shortener, you can save space with a clean and trusted goo.gl/link.

Create cleaner visuals and shorter posts while also easily tracking the clicks!

 

Google Alerts

Set up automatic and instant emails from Google to alert you of new exciting content. I'd strongly suggest setting up new alerts for...

  • your name
  • your show
  • VIP creative collaborators
  • vacation deals
  • ...whatever matters to you!

Google will send you an email when new content using your key words are published to the web!

 

Google Drive

Out of space on Dropbox?

Google Drive starts you with 15 GB of free, safe and secure Google storage!

You can also more easily create and collaborate with Google DocsSheets and Slides! These are free solutions comparable to Apple's Pages, Numbers and Keynote or Microsoft's Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

With all of Google's integrations and helpful mobile apps, you can also access content and continue to work from any device.

 

Google Photos

Comparable to iPhoto or Flickr, Google Photos allows you to upload unlimited photos and videos for free! 

You can access them from any phone, tablet or computer. Your photos will be safe, secure, and always with you.

 

Google Chrome

Get a fast, free web browser and then personalize it by installing apps, themes and extensions.

Be sure to add my favorite Chrome extension, Momentum and use Chrome's "Incognito" mode to check your current search results from an unbiased global perspective (as opposed to location and web history based).

 

Google Domains

Reserve your name on the web starting at $12/year.

Google Domains include private registration at no additional cost and incredible technical support via chat, phone or email.

 

Google Mail

Often shorted to Gmail, Google has more than 400 million email users worldwide.

Why? Beyond great protection and security, Google Mail offers a suite of integrations with other Google products and third party add-ons. 

Gmail accounts are free. GSuite (email@yourdomain.com) is only $5/month. 

 

Google Calendar

Organizing your schedule shouldn’t be a burden.

With Google's free online calendar, it’s easy to keep track of your schedule, sync it across devices, share it with others, get alerts and reminders, as well as send invitations and track RSVPs! 

 

Google Hangouts

Hangout with all your closest friends and family. Better yet—host a monthly mastermind or political activist meet up!

Hangouts works the same everywhere—so you can get the whole gang together no matter what device they’re using or where they are in the world! 

 

Google Voice

Set up a new phone number with Google Voice.

Give it to your clients, customers or romantic suitors! Google Voice rings your other phones, saves voicemails online and transcribes your voicemail into text.

Other cool features include the ability to listen in on messages while they're being left, block unwanted callers, and make cheap international calls. 


What's your favorite tool from Google—old or new? Comment below!