Top 10 Awesome Features of Google Now
Google Now, the mind-reading personal assistant for iOS and Android, has gotten a ton of updates lately, making it the perfect smartphone companion for…well, anything. Here’s a list of the coolest stuff it can do
10. Keep Your Commute Simple
You spend a lot of time driving (or riding transit) between work, events, seeing friends, and everything else. Google Now can make it a lot easier.
9. Keep an Eye on Stocks & Sports
You probably already know about this one, since it’s been there since the beginning.
8. Travel Without Stress
If you’re leaving town, Google Now knows it—and can provide you with a ton of useful information
7. See How Far You’ve Walked (or Biked)
If you have Location Reporting and Location History enabled on your phone, Google Now will pop up a card once a month that estimates how far you’ve walked or biked, based on your phone’s accelerometer (Android only).
6. Go Shopping, Online and In-Store
You probably already know that Google Now will provide tracking information for packages you’ve ordered online.
5. 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.
4. 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.
3. 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.
2. 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.
1. 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.