Google Meet

Google MeetGoogle meet is the new kid on the block for Virtual Meetings. And coming from the Google Suite of products – it is safe and reliable. You can Securely connect, collaborate, and celebrate from anywhere. With Google Meet, everyone can safely create and join high-quality video meetings for up to 250 people, free.

You can host unlimited high-definition video meetings with in-built safety – all video meetings are encrypted in transit and proactive anti-abuse measures help keep your meetings safe. Accessing the meeting is very easy – just share a link and invited guests can join with one click from a desktop web browser or the Google Meet mobile app. There are no downloads to manage and no software to install.

You may share your screen to present documents, slides, and more. And best of all, you can follow along with real-time captions powered by Google speech-to-text technology.

A great tool for virtual meetings. Android:



AutosyncWith services like OneDrive and Dropbox, you can sync all folders or none – it’s quite a task to sync selective folders and files from your phone to the cloud or vice versa.

Autosync addresses this limitation with style. This simple, smart app lets you sync documents from specific folders in your phone to a given cloud folder like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, among others. And the best part is that it lets you auto-sync a cloud folder to your device as well. That’s pretty neat!

The all-in-one app allows you to sync to multiple cloud services. They also have stripped down versions if you wish to sync to only one cloud service.

Interesting, smart and elegant for syncing selective folders!

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Mercury Reader

Mercury ReaderThe Mercury Reader extension for Chrome removes ads and distractions, leaving only text and images for a clean and consistent reading view on every site. It just clears the clutter instantly.

Once installed and enabled, with just one click, you can read text on your webpages in a clear, uncluttered, ad-free environment. You can eliminate all the ads and the noise surrounding the text on your webpage. You can even adjust typeface and text size, and toggle between light or dark themes for ease of reading. Options to optimize printing are also available to print a webpage without ads and unnecessary clutter.

An interesting add-on to browse the web comfortably.

Black Menu for Google

Black Menu for GoogleThis is a very cool extension for Chrome. Once installed, this extension allows you to explore and search multiple stuff right from the page you are on. You do not need to leave the page.

So, you could Search Google, Gmail, Google Maps, News, Youtube, Calendar, Drive and Keep and a host of other spaces, without leaving your current webpage. You can do research on the fly with Google Search, Scholar, Patents and many more. Keep track of your Keep Notes, access your Google Drive and a host of other sites directly. Search your Calendar quickly and add / remove appointments, tasks and more, on the spot.

The extension is fully customizable and you can add / delete any of the options as per your convenience and usage. Access shortcuts to common (and obscure) Google websites like Google Contacts, Google Groups, Google Art Project, Google Follow Your World and 450+ more!

A must have for your browser for a quick and easy browsing experience is a simple dictation website. No login required, no download and no installs. Just head to and start dictating. Once having finished your dictation, you will be able to Save it, Copy it or Print it instantaneously. Since this is a web-based utility, internet connection is a must to use it. It uses the Google dictation engine at the backend and supports 67 languages, including several Indian languages.

The accuracy level of this website is quite good and there is no training required. You just connect and click on Start. Punctuations and formatting can also be handled orally which makes it very easy to handle. If you use your words slowly and clearly, it just works!

One of the simplest dictation tools available online!

Confidential eMails in GMail

Did you know that you can send confidential, self-destructive mails with Gmail? In the last line of your Compose window, you will find this icon to Turn Confidential Mode On / Off. Once you switch on the Confidential Mode, the recipients won’t have the option to forward, copy, print, or download this email.
You can now set the expiration date of this email, in days, weeks, months or years. Once you set this, the email will automatically vanish from the inbox of the recipient after the prescribed time.
There’s more. You can even send a password by SMS, so that only the recipient or person who has the password, can open the email.
How’s that for confidential mail?

Google Home on Phone

We are all familiar with Google Home, the gadget which answers your oral queries instantaneously. Google Assistant currently requires a smartphone, a smart device like Google Home and a Wi-Fi network at home or office to connect them. The same features are now be available to Indian phone users through a toll-free number. People can now call the number and ask Assistant questions.

All you have to do is to dial 000 800 9191000 from your Vodafone-Idea (currently the service is available only on Vodafone-Idea) number and ask your question. You will instantly get a response from Google Assistant. The service is currently available both in English and Hindi.

Pretty Cool, huh?

Google Go: A lighter, faster way to search

Google Go has all the core Google features, but it offers them in an app that takes up minimal storage space and works well even if you have a weak data connection. The search results are optimized to help you save upto 40% of your data. The best part is that Google Go takes up considerably less space on your phone (it only weighs a little over 7MB) and works well even when you have a spotty internet connection.

You can point your camera to any text and make Google read it. Besides, you can explore the latest trending topics just by tapping Search. You can even tap on “Images” or “GIFs” to find the best photos and animated greetings to liven up your chats.

Whatever you are looking for on the internet, Google Go makes it fast and easy for you to find! Try it today and you will be amazed at the speed and convenience in such a compact package.

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GQueues – Tasks & To-Do Lists

GQueues from Google is a full-featured task manager for your Google Account that helps you stay organized, be more productive and reduce stress in your life. It is intuitive, powerful and reliable in all aspects. You may access it from your phone (Mobile app) as well as online from the web. It integrates perfectly with the Google Calendar and any attachments to your tasks can be conveniently stored in Google Drive!

Gqueues allows you to set reminders for tasks with due dates. You may also create subtasks and repetitive tasks. Powerful search functions help you locate your tasks with ease. Creation of tasks is a breeze. You may like to share tasks with your team and perform associated collaborative functions. The Gqueues extension in Chrome also allows you to seamlessly create tasks directly from your mails in Gmail.

Overall an exciting and refreshing approach to create and execute To-Do Lists and Tasks.

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Google Earth

From the makers of Google Maps, Google Earth helps you explore the whole world from above with satellite imagery and 3D terrain of the entire globe and 3D buildings in hundreds of cities around the world.

Zoom to your house or anywhere else then dive in for a 360° perspective with Street View. Set off on a unique adventure by rolling the dice and hopping between random locations. The Air Flight feature, lets you fly over any location on earth. And you can see the world from a new point of view with Voyager, a collection of guided tours from BBC Earth, NASA, National Geographic, and more.

A true 3D experience with 360° views – a real treat!

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