From drawing language symbols to playing old-school video games, rethink what you know about the popular search engine.

Sure, you can find just about anything on the most used search engine in the world. But you might not know the full extent of services that Google offers beyond directions and search. Architecture & Design has compiled screengrabs and descriptions of Google’s lesser-known capabilities. Try out fun features like:

  • Translating symbols or characters by drawing them
  • Setting a timer – complete with an alarm
  • Playing trivia based on your location
  • Discovering the popularity of words through the years
  • Finding and downloading fonts for free

For other convenience features, view our past posts on inbox maintenance apps, design apps for architects and designers and apps to boost your brainpower.

Learn about all 18 fun Google features at Architecture & Design.