Google Now is an intelligent personal assistant developed by Google. It is available within the Google Search mobile application for Android, as well as the Google Chrome web browser on personal computers. Google Now uses a natural language user interface to answer questions, make recommendations, and perform actions by delegating requests to a set of web services.
Along with answering user-initiated queries, Google Now proactively delivers to users information that it predicts (based on their search habits) they may want. It was first included in Android 4.1 (“Jelly Bean”), which launched on July 9, 2012, and was first supported on the Galaxy Nexus smartphone. The service was made available for iOS on April 29, 2013 without most of its features. Google Now came in an update to the Google Search app, and later for Google Chrome on March 24, 2014. Popular Science named Google Now the “Innovation of the Year” for 2012.
Google Now does a ton of awesome stuff, and it’s releasing new features all the time.Here’s a list of the coolest stuff it can do.
Awesome Features of Google Now
1.Keep an Eye on Stocks & Sports
You probably already know about this one, since it’s been there since the beginning. By entering your favorite sports teams and most-followed stocks in Now’s settings, you can get an update on how your team is winning, how your stocks are plummeting, or vice versa. It’ll also track stocks you’ve searched for and ones you’re tracking on Google Finance.
2.Travel Without Stress
If you’re leaving town, Google Now knows it—and can provide you with a ton of useful information. If you’re flying, it’ll keep track of your flight (using information from your email confirmation), let you know when to leave the airport, and have your boarding pass ready for you when you get there. It’ll also help you out with hotel information, car rentals, show you nearby places and events, photo spots, and—if you’re out of the country—even provide you with cards for translation and currency conversion. Basically, any time you’re out of town, pull up Google Now and it’ll have everything you might need at the ready.
3.Go Shopping, Online and In-Store
You probably already know that Google Now will provide tracking information for packages you’ve ordered online. But it also helps you shop in the real world, too. If you walk into a mall,it’ll tell you what stores are available, and if you’ve researched a product recently, it’ll even tell you if you’re near a store that carries it. Talk about handy!
4.Ask Your Phone Anything
Of course, Google Now does most of the above on its own, but you can ask it just about anything and get a smart answer, too. Google Now’s voice commands can do anything from make conversions to defining words to telling you who the president of the United States is.
5.Get Reminders Anytime, Anywhere
As if all the above weren’t enough, you can tell Google Now to remind you of just about anything, right when you need it the most. Bring up Google Now and tell it to remind you of something at a certain time, or when you reach a certain location. For example, you could have it “Remind me to call Mom in an hour” or “Remind me to take out the trash when I get home.” If you have events in Google Calendar, it’ll remind you when they’re happening—and, if they have a location, when you should leave to get there on time. It’ll even remind you when you have bills you need to pay
6.Keep Up With Your Favorite Web Sites and News
You probably know that Google Now will give you information on things you’ve recently searched, but it can do more than that. It’ll also alert you of breaking news, storm warnings, other important things. Plus, you can tell it to keep you up to date on certain people or let you know when your favorite blog updates with a new post
7.Access Tickets for Upcoming Events
If you have a concert or other event coming up—and you were emailed the ticket—Google Now will remind you of the event, tell you when to leave, and give you one-tap access to the email with your tickets. It also integrates with Fandango so you can scan the tickets right from Google Now.
8.Stay Up to Date on Movies, Books, and TV Shows
When you search for a movie, book, TV show, music artist, or video game on Google, it’ll remember—and give you information about it in Google Now. You can even tell Google to remind you about upcoming episodes, so you know when your favorite shows start. If you head into Now’s Customize menu, you can tell it your cable provider and on demand services (like Netflix and Hulu) and it’ll adjust its cards for those services.
If you have an network-connected TV, things get even more interesting. Google Now will detect your TV and you can tell it to “listen” to what you’re watching. It’ll then provide you with more information about that show.