Interesting Google stuff

In: Neat Stuff

16 Feb 2004

I seem to have picked up a handful of Google-related bookmarks. I think I have way too many at the moment so it is as opportune a time as any to start making link dumps.

  • Hidden Google Tools writes on several tools you probably never knew existed. Some of these are listed below.
  • Soople provides a form-based front end to many of Google’s more advanced operators. Nothing to it really – just a simple form submission to Google with the appropriate query string. But convenient nonetheless.
  • Fagan Finder is quite like Soople, though it has an IE-only version which I didn’t bother to check.
  • Google WebQuotes is a beta application from Google Labs which “offers a convenient way to get a third party’s opinion about each of the returns for your search, providing you with more information about that site’s credibility and reputation”.
  • Google Guide is an interactive tutorial on how to use Google more effectively.
  • Google has a help page on Advanced Search Operators. Nice to keep it handy.
  • Google offers special searches within specific topics, including searches for Universities and other institutes of education with university searches.

Now that’s 7 less bookmarks which makes it, erm, 1196 – 7 = 1189 more bookmarks to go through.

5 Responses to Interesting Google stuff


Mark Stevens

March 20th, 2004 at 7am

Here is a freeware web browser called Google Browser. It has a lot of cool google gadgets and has all the features google folks crave. Thought you might want to check it out. You can find it on


Gary Miller

June 26th, 2004 at 3am

These tools are helpful. I tried out Soople and it is interesting how many search boxes they have on their page to represent all the Google functions that you typically have to hunt for.


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