When your kids are busy prepping up for back to school days with school supplies, backpacks, gadgets and other tech tools, consider keeping Google Now handy and on your fingertip. Google Now will facilitate in keeping track of and managing online schedules, extra classes, traffic from school to campus/home, reminding them of term paper, and many other crucial details. We have rounded up 5 ways Google Now to help students become more productive and organized.
Google Now helps retrieving data on locations. Your kid heading back to school need galore location based information and data â€“ at that they can configure location services on Google Now and activate â€˜Location and Google Searchâ€™ to get more precise local search results.Â You can set this from â€˜Private Settingsâ€™ on Android device. You may also consider enabling â€˜Web History and Personal Resultsâ€™ to let Google Now to retrieve all the location-based data and remember your search queries.
Voice search is another smart tool of Google Now recommended for back to school students. Students can optimize the settings of Voice Search â€“ here is how to do it. Launch Google Now app, go to â€˜Settingsâ€™ at the bottom of the screen. At the same time, see that Google Now toggle is slid to â€˜Onâ€™. Then, select â€˜Phone Searchâ€™ to start a search query across multiple apps on a mobile device. A list of apps appears showing apps that store data such as messages, call logs, Chrome browser, contacts, calendar and cloud storage apps. Hence, you can perform a voice search on each on these apps from a single app, Google Now.
As Google Now keeps getting smarter, so will be your back to school kids. Google Now integrates Google Calendar and Gmail to fetch you all event details accessible from one single app. As this app scans your Gmail conversations and will pick events from Gmail app to insert in a Google Now card. It also allows users to add the event to the Calendar, if required. This option will be accessible from â€˜everything elseâ€™ section under â€˜Settingsâ€™ in Google Now.
Commuting made easy
Travelling and commuting become easier for back to school students with Google Now. With Google Now, students have a plethora of information such as flight information, time to leave for the airport, will also aid in by reminding them of boarding pass, retrieve hotel information and car booking information and many other data. Google Now also helps with translation and currency details by providing cards ready for these purposes.
Up-to-date with books
When you need to search for text books and reference books while heading back to school, Google Now will be a great tool to get information. Search for books at Google and you will get information from Google Now. You can simply customize Google Now to remember your search queries and send you reminders on books in stock at online and local stores. Google Now will also feed tracking information on orders on books you placed online. If your kids are heading a physical store, Google Now will tell which stores in a mall have books you need are available if they have searched for those books recently.
Hence, Google Now is quite a handy tool for back to school students in keeping their tab on their requisites in and around school, colleges and hostels.