It is not easy to keep up with Google. Every now and then, they launch new products in the market. Some are extremely functional, efficient and helpful but there are also some products, which can be termed as bizarre and even weird. They have a knack of experimenting with new ideas. Some of them have become huge hits like the Android OS and Google Maps but others have failed to grab attention. Here we will discuss some Google products, which you may have no idea about. Some of them are quite useful whereas some are simply whimsical.
- Google Takeout
This is a venture of the Google Data Liberation Front. This device helps you to export all your data from the Google products you use to a zip file. You can then download this zip file and save it in your computer. Data can be accessed from most of the important Google products like YouTube, Google Drive, Google Latitude, Google Buzz, Google Profile etc. The Takeout notifies the user, when the download is completed, through mail. The zip file saves every exported data from different services into different folders.
- Google Mars
This is a very unusual Google venture, which uses the Google Maps interface to show the surface of Mars. Users can view the canyons and spacecraft landing spots too. There are viewing options like Elevation, Infrared etc. Google collects its data from the NASA Mars missions and Mars Global Surveyor.
- Google Scholar
The Google Scholars is a helpful guide for students and researchers all over the world. It is a free web-browser that gives you access to scholarly articles, documents, technical reports and research journals. It guides you to find out scholarly books and notes online or directs you to libraries where you will be able to get them.
- Google Art Project
Launched on 1st Feb 2011, the Google Art Project enables us to take a virtual tour inside the Art galleries and museums that have collaborated with it. Would be artists and art lovers will love to explore this tool and gather knowledge about famous and interesting artwork from every corner of the world.
- Google Transliteration
This service, by Goole, was first launched in Blogger. It helps users type the text in their native or regional languages like Korean, Hindi, Urdu, French, and Punjabi etc. A person can type in a language of their choice with the help of the virtual keyboard.
- Google SketchUp
This Google tool helps users to make 3D sketches for architectural projects, game designing, film making etc. The web designers can both share or download free models. There are both paid and free versions available for professional and casual users.
- Google Think
This Google product can be used for market analyzing and researching newest market strategies and the way the market is moving. The Google Think can give you great insight on the latest trends.
The Google Schemer is an innovative service which lets users enlist their loved activities, make lists of things to be done at a spot/ place, and share this info with others. You can search with a particular spot and you’ll get lots of suggestions for things you can do, foods you can taste or activities you can take part in to make your life better.