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Synonyms and Antonyms in Google Search

Various recent posts have highlighted things that you can achieve directly from the Google search bar. Here’s another one.

If you’re serious about what you write, no doubt you sometimes struggle for just the right word to use. At these times it’s often handy to consult a dictionary of synonyms (words with the same or similar meaning) and antonyms (words of opposite meaning). There are various examples available, both online and on paper, but did you know that you can do so directly from Google’s search bar? Just use the keyword synonyms or antonyms in your search string. more

Time Conversions in Google Search

One of the great things about Google Drive is its ability as a collaboration tool. Within moments you can share material with colleagues across the room or across the planet. Unfortunately, it’s easy to forget (I know, I’ve done it) that not all of the world shares the same business hours – or even daylight hours! Sometimes (before trying to start a hangout, for instance) it’s useful to check what the time currently is for your intended collaborator. more