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Extensive List of Google Now Voice Commands and Tricks

In our last post on Google Now we explained What is Google Voice and How it is so amazing and a game changing feature added by Google. The most exciting feature of Google Now is the Voice search. This voice search can perform an endless list of tasks for you only if you are familiar with the related commands. Most people who are unfamiliar with these commands are not utilizing their Android Phones to the fullest capacity. To help you get started, here we are providing an extensive list of Voice commands that can be used with Google Now to find information.

General CommandsExamples
– “Search for ”“Search for Google Doodles ”
– “What is ”“Meaning of Android”
– “Who invented ”“Synonyms of visages”
– “What is the meaning of ”“Show stocks for Samsung electronic ”
– “Who is married to”“How old is Larry Page”
– “Capacity of ”“Population of Bangalore”
– “Show me the stocks for ”“Who is the CEO of Samsung”
– “Author of ”“How tall is Kobe Bryant”
– “How old is ”
Time & Date CommandsExamples
– “What time is it in ”“When is the father’s day in 2013”
– “When is the day in ”“Show me the time and date”
– “When is the sunset in ”“When does sun set in Chennai”
– “What is the time zone of ”“What time is it in Sydney”
– “Time at home”
Weather CommandsExamples
– “Weather”“Is it raining in New York”
– “Is it going to rain tomorrow”“Will it snow today”
– “Do I need an umbrella”“What’s the weather in Colombo”
– “Should i bring a Jacket today”“Is it raining outside”
– “Will it snow this week”“Is there any rain expected for Friday”
– “What’s the weather in ”“Weather forecast for Wednesday”
– “How’s the weather on going to be”
Maps & Navigation CommandsExamples
– “Map of ”“Where is the statue of liberty situated”
– “Show me the nearby on map”“Show all hotels near me”
– “Where is situated”“Bookstores in New York”
– “ in ”“Take me to the convention center on foot”
– “Navigate to on car”“Coffee bars in Madrid”
– “How far is from ”“How far is the motorway from my current location”
“When does the next train arrive”
Calculations & Conversions CommandsExamples
– “How much is times ”
– “What is percent of ”“How much is 57 point 78 minus 22”
– “Square root of ”“65 plus 135 into 20 minus 18 equals”
– “ ….. equals”“Convert 36 degrees Celsius into Fahrenheit”
– “What is the numerical value of Pi”“How many gallons in 1 kiloliter”
– “Convert into ”“Convert 100 hours into minutes”
– “Temperature of the sun”“What is the 75 percent of 1 point 5 million”
Sports CommandsExamples
– “ points table”
– “Who won the last match between and ”“Did the real madrid win last night”
– “ scorecard”“Scorecard of last Real Madrid match”
– “schedule of games”“La Liga table”
– “”“KaKa”
Web Navigation CommandsExamples
– “Go to ”
– “Open ”“Open”
– “Show me ”“Show me”
– “Browse to ”“Take me to”
Entertainment CommandsExamples
– “Listen to ”“Play YouTube Smosh FOOD BATTLE 2012”
– “Play ”“the cast of The Avengers”
– “YouTube ”“Movies of Leonardo Di Caprio”
– “When was the first episode of ”“Who produced The departed”
– “ movies”
– “Who acted in ”
– “Who is the producer of ”
– “When was released”
– “Runtime of ”
Notes & Reminders CommandsExamples
– “Remind me to at ”“Water the plants in one hour”
– “Wake me up in ”“Set an alarm for 2 hours from now”
– “ at ”“Remind me to call Bill in 45 minutes”
– “Self note to ”“Pick up kids from school at 3 P M”
– “Set alarm for ”“Note to self ”
Contact & Communication CommandsExamples
– “Call ”“Send email to Ian, Subject, post fix, Message, BLAH,BLAH”
– “Send to ”“Send SMS to dad mobile please call me A S A P”
– “” (shows the contact card)“Call help center”
– “Call in ”“Send I cannot come right now to Erin via text”
– “Email to , B C C , Subject , message ”
Image Search CommandsExamples
– “Images/photos/pictures of ”“Photos of mars”
– “Photos of at sunset”“Images of the Earth from moon”
– “Images of ”“Pictures of Eiffel Tower at sunrise”
– “Show me the photos of at ”
– “Logo of ”
Flight Schedules & Status CommandsExamples
– “Flight Status of ”“Status of B A 215”
– “Has landed/departed”“When Is Emirates 230 going to depart”
– “When will land”“Air Canada 760”

The following video will give you a better idea about the unlimited potential of Google Now.

Tips and Tricks of Google Now

Change Default Voice for Better Voice Recognition

The default language in Google Voice is English (US). If you are a Non-American, Google Voice will have a hard time understanding few phrases. So if you have difficulty, you can change the default language  to your choice.

– Open Google Search Aplication and Go to Settings

– Tap on Voice And then on language

– Select the language of your choice and now you can have a better recognition

Do a Barrel Roll

The popular barrel roll easter egg also works in Google Now. To test it, open the application and say “Do a barrel Roll” and see for yourself what happens on your phone screen.

Using Google Now without tapping the speaker icon

If you are using Android Jelly Bean, you can use a phrase ‘Ok Google” to wake up the Voice Search and let it perform tasks for you. So you do not need to tap on the speaker icon every time you want to run a search or find information.


One click file converter for your Cloud Storage

Cloud storage services such as Dropbox and Google Drive are definitely some of the most used online applications of today. They enable you to have your most important files available to you, no matter whether you are working from your home, office or on the go using a mobile device.

Online file conversion tools are also in very high demand and enable you to convert files to and from various formats at all times. The new Cometdocs desktop app is a tool that allows you to combine these two great types of services.

A popular online document management service itself, Cometdocs  allows its users to store and transfer files to others within the cloud. However, its most popular feature is its file conversion technology. Cometdocs allows its users to perform conversions between various formats (PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, AutoCAD, HTML, and more).

The service has released a slew of updates recently, including a new mobile app for iOS users and an API service for developers interested in using Cometdocs’ conversion technology in their own applications.

The new desktop app and Cometdocs’ recent integration with Google Drive and Dropbox are a couple more incredibly useful new features that have recently been unveiled.

The desktop app makes the process of converting files online incredibly convenient and easy. Let’s take a look at what it does.

Converts files with just one click

cometdocs 3 converted files

Once you have become a registered Cometdocs user, simply download and install the desktop app. Once the app is installed, all you have to do is locate the file you want to convert and right-click on it. Find the Cometdocs icon in the menu and select your desired conversion. Cometdocs is great for converting PDFs into more editable file formats such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and many others. You can also use it to convert these types of file formats, and many more, into PDFs. The service also supports XPS conversions, which is rare in the world of free online file converters.

It’s incredibly convenient and fast

Once you have selected the file conversion option, the file is sent to Cometdocs’ online server and is quickly converted. The newly converted file is then automatically downloaded to the folder in which the original file is located. So if you are converting a file from your Dropbox or Google Drive folder – or any other cloud service folder, for that matter – the newly converted document is immediately downloaded to that same folder and synched into your cloud storage. Most online file conversion services require you to perform the conversions through your browser and then retrieve a link for downloading the file from your email client, but not the Cometdocs desktop app. Conversions are automatic and massively convenient.

Convert large files bypassing your browser entirely

If you have ever tried converting a large file via an online conversion service, you know that it can be a tedious process. You need to keep the browser window open while the large file is being uploaded, and this process can slow down your browser and make it hard for you to work on other tasks while the conversion process is unfolding. If you have the Cometdocs desktop app installed, you don’t ever have to open your browser to perform a conversion. Upload the file directly from your desktop and continue using your browser normally while the upload and conversion are being performed. It’s a lifesaver when it comes to multi-tasking.

cometdocs 3 converted files

The app is also very lightweight and it never slows down your computer. The conversions are not being performed by the app itself; it’s simply a vessel that sends the file to the Cometdocs server, which is yet another huge benefit when it comes to convenience and perfecting your multi-tasking process.

If you are someone who regularly uses online file conversion services and are looking for the simplest and most effective way to perform these conversions, sign up for a free Cometdocs account and check out this great desktop app. It’s an excellent time-saver and a very valuable productivity tool that you can use on its own or integrate with your favorite cloud storage services.