Google Stuff

To get benefit from most of these tools you will need a Google Account. They are free and easy to get, Just visit sign up for a Google account.

1) 'Google' the search engine. Google Guide or Google's Tutorial
Google is a powerful search tool. With a bit of help you can harness this tool and get better 'targeted' results.

2) 'Google Alerts' clipping service Google Alerts or Alerts FAQ
'Alerts' is a way of using Google's vast web database to your advantage. Using specific search criteria, alerts will bring timely results to your inbox (or cell phone).

3) 'Google SketchUp' free graphic software tool Google SketchUp or SketchUp Tutorials
Google SketchUp is software that you can use to create, modify and share 3D models. It's easier to learn than other 3D modeling programs, which is why so many people are already using it.

4) 'Google Documents' online office suite. Google Docs or Docs Help
Similar to Word, Powerpoint and Excel except your files are stored online as part of your Gmail email account. Google has added 'Google Offline' that allows users to work on documents when they are not connected to the net.

5) 'Google Maps' online mapping tool Google Maps or Maps Tour
Google Maps is a map service that you view in your web browser. Depending on your location, you can view basic or custom maps and local business information, including business locations, contact information, and driving directions. Click and drag maps to view adjacent sections immediately. View satellite image with or without map data of your desired location that you can zoom and pan.

6) 'Google Earth' offline Graphic Info tool. Google Earth - Tutorial
Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings and even explore galaxies in the Sky. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places and share with others.

7) 'You Tube' How to upload and search YouTube - Help
YouTube is a free online video streaming service that allows anyone to view and share videos that have been uploaded by our members.

8) Picasa and PicasaWeb albums and tools Picasa (PC only) - PicasaWeb (for Mac & PC)
Picasa is a free software download from Google that helps you:
* Locate and organize all the photos on your computer.
* Edit and add effects to your photos with a few simple clicks.
* Share your photos with others through email, prints, and on the web: it's fast, easy and free.

9) 'Google Pack' For Your PC or For your Mac
Free software specifically selected by Google

10) 'Google Sites' Google Sites or Overview
Free group websites for business, teams, classrooms, or individuals. Google Sites makes creating a team site as easy as editing a document. Use Google Sites to centralize all types of information -- from videos to presentations -- and share your site with just a few people, your entire organization, or the world.

Disclaimer: I am not a Google Employee or paid promoter, just a big fan of their products. Most of the product descriptions were copied from their pages.