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Advanced Google search easy way

Sunday, 12th October 2008 9:49pm
There are times when I have to make some advanced Google searches and I often include some query terms in the search.

This narrows down my search and makes it quicker to get the information that I am looking for. It takes some time to get familiar to all the terms and how to use them in combination but but over the last few months I have found myself using Soople some times.

Soople provides an interface that makes it easy to make up the advanced Google queries and it also uses Google to do the search.

While the interface is a very busy one its quite a handy site once you get to know how is works.

Another site that does a similar thing is OnlyJust and I think its more useful if you want to search some Google search categories like blogs, images, code and so on.

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Category: Websites | Comments : 1

Goggles on mail

Sunday, 12th October 2008 7:55pm
Its interesting to see that Gmail launched a new feature this week called Mail Goggles.

The basic idea behind the feature is to make sure that people are in the right state of mind before sending an email at set times.

Its hard for me to tell whether its a good feature or not because I don't think I need such a feature but by Gmail adding the new feature it seems like they see a need for such a feature.

I wonder whether what will stop people sending the email is the mail contents or just the math problems that act as a filter.

The math problems I think are good but I am not sure how the difficulty is determined to actually say that this is the right level or not.

I am also wondering whether Yahoo! and Microsoft a similar feature in the near future. I actually don't use Gmail at the moment and I so I am unable to test this interesting new feature.

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