Thursday, September 20, 2007

Google Shared Stuff

Here's something new. If you go to this link, you can add a Share/Email button to your web browser's Favorites list. Then, when you find a page you want to share with others (via email or a social networking site, such as Digg), just click the button. If you have a Google Account you also create a Google Shared Stuff page which you can publicly share with friends and family, full of all your favorite pages and links. It's a nice way to share your favorite stuff!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Google Presentations

Google has finally launched the Presentations component of Google Docs. (Yes, it's now just Google Docs, no longer Google Docs & Spreadsheets.) You can import PowerPoint presentations 10MB or less) or create your own presentations online. Functionality is less than that of PowerPoint, but that's to be expected. Collaboration features, however, make the deal. You and your colleagues can edit a presentation simultaneously and, of course, multiple invitees can view the presentation over the web. When viewing a presentation, everyone can participate in a group chat via Google Talk. Expect additional features to be added in coming weeks and months.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Googlepedia Second Edition Now Shipping!

Just published: The new second edition of Googlepedia: The Ultimate Google Resource. This new edition is updated with everything new at Google in the past year, including YouTube, Blogger, Google Reader, Google Maps, and the like. The new edition is a big honkin' 822 pp. long, and sells for $34.99. Look for it at a bookstore near you, or read more (and order it) online: Googlepedia web page.

Google Reader Search

If you use Google Reader to keep track of your RSS feeds and such, you can now search across all your feeds via a new top-of-page search box. Nice!

Google Book Search Virtual Library

Google Book Search now lets you create a virtual online library of your favorite books. Add a book to your library by searching for it and then clicking the Add to Library link. Or you can import a list of ISBNs. Your choice.

This creates a list of the books you've selected. You can share your book list with others, thanks to the list's public URL. You can also categorize your books, write reviews, and rate the books. Cool!

What Time is It?

Here's a new query option for Google search. To display the local time for any location in the world, simply enter the query what time is it in location. Google then displays a OneBox result with the current local time.

Blogger Play

Here's a cool new Blogger-related toy. Blogger Play is a site that displays the most recently-uploaded photos to Blogger blogs, in a never-ending slideshow. It's a great time waster!