We are all aware of Google and its extraordinary abilities to help us out in times of curiosity and stress. Need to know where a famous restaurant is located? Ask Google maps. Need to quickly multiply a few big numbers? Do it on Google’s calculator. Need to find out if the world’s deadliest spider is in your bathtub? Use Google images.

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The fact is Google is a huge part of most people’s lives, and millions upon millions of us use it, and its products, each day.

But did you know that amongst the stalwarts such as Gmail, Google Chrome, and Google Earth are also a few hidden gems that you have probably never heard of before? Here are seven Google products that you never knew existed.

1 Build with Chrome

Build with Chrome is a partnership between Google Chrome and Lego and it’s a product that allows your imagination to roam freely by enabling you to build structures on any plot of land in the world using Lego bricks.

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You can use it on your laptop, your tablet, your phone and once you have created something you can publish it on the map and share whatever you build with your friends.

2 Think with Google

Think with Google is a great tool for people in digital marketing, advertisers and people who are curious about current trends. Think with Google lets you retrieve marketing insights and inspirations from all over the world; everything from the most popular YouTube ads to search trends for a particular holiday can be found on Think with google.

3 Google Mars

Are you interested in Science and Astronomy? Have you ever wondered what it might be like to walk on Mars? If you answered yes to those questions you are probably thinking that it would be great if there was a program like Google Earth that let you explore other planets, well there is, and it’s called Google Mars.

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4 Google Scholar
Google Scholar is a search engine for scholarly articles that is incredibly extensive. Not only can you access famous scientific papers, theses, and books, you can also dive into court opinions, topics from academic publishers and professional societies. It’s a great tool for those in the academic world.

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5 Google timer

Google timer is a simple but effective part of Google. Whether you are timing something that is cooking in the oven or you are timing a workout, Google timer lets you access stopwatches and alarms by typing the necessary amount of time followed by the word timer, into the search engine.

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6 Google Art Project

Google Art Project is a product similar to Google street view, except it takes users on virtual tours of famous art galleries. Google Art Project also has thousands of high-resolution images of various paintings and sculptures, so if you are an art fan or an art student, Google Art Project is perfect for you.

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Just when you thought Google couldn’t be any more helpful, you discover six hidden gems that you had no idea existed! Feel free to incorporate some of the products listed above into your day-today life and enjoy the ever-evolving powerhouse that is Google.

~ Mary Frenson

Mary Frenson is a Marketing Assistant at Checkdirector.co.uk, a new source of information on UK companies. Mary is always happy to share her marketing ideas and thoughts on business issues. In her free time she enjoys handicrafts.