Getting Comfortable With The Basics

Navigating Google, Gmail, Calendar, Maps, Wallet, Docs

What is Google

Google provides Internet services that let you search the web, create blogs, send an email, word processing, spreadsheets, video chat, and publish web pages. In addition, Google has social networking tools, organization tools, and services for mobile devices, Google Wallet cards, and even Google-branded merchandise.

Gmail makes it easy to access your emails and connect to any Google apps or platforms, such as Google Docs, Drive, Google Calendar, and so on, And maybe even fun.

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Reasons to use Gmail.

  • Organize your email with labels  Labels do the work of folders, plus you can add more than one to a single message. Give important emails colored labels to make them easy to find.
  • Use stars to indicate a note is special  Use stars to mark specific messages as essential easily or suggest that you reply to them later. Try Superstars in Settings for more options.
  • Clean your inbox using “Move to” – it works like folders. You can use the “Move to” button at the top of your inbox to move a message out and add a label simultaneously quickly.
  • Search your mail instead of sorting. You can enter keywords in the Gmail search box to find the exact message you’re looking for. It works just like Google search.
  • Avoid email gaffes with Undo Send  Oops, hit “Send” too soon, Give yourself a grace period of a few seconds to cancel sending, then edit your message before sending again. Enable “Undo Send” in Settings

Set up Google Voice 
Google Voice gives you a phone number for calls, texts, and voicemails. You can use this number to make domestic and international calls from your web browser and mobile devices. If you’re in the US, you can choose your number.

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Google Photos 

Google Photos is free and has no storage limits. It automatically backs up all your smartphone images with the free Photos app, and with Backup and Sync Automatically back up photos from your Mac or PC,

Use Google Photo To Manage Your Digital Pictures 

Google Calendar If you have a Google Account, visit the Google Calendar homepage, enter your Google Account email and password, and click Sign in. That’s it. Get Started.

Google Maps  Getting to know Google Maps  –  Recent Post Article Links.

Google News is a computer-generated news service that aggregates headlines from more than 50,000 news sources worldwide, groups similar stories together, and displays them according to readers’ interests. News Help

Google Pay Shop  Save  Pay  With your phone, Shop and save in stores with all your loyalty and offers in one place. Send money to friends and family, and they can spend it instantly with Google Pay Send.

  • To make contactless payments with Google Pay, your phone must work with near-field communication (NFC). So first, check if your phone can make contactless payments.

Google Drive – Cloud Storage & File Backup for Photos … | Get access to files anywhere through secure cloud storage and file backup for your photos, videos, files, and more with Google Drive.

Google Docs is an online word processor that lets you create and format text documents and collaborate with others in real-time. Here’s what you can do with Google Docs:

  • Upload a Word document and convert it to a Google document
  • Add flair and formatting to your documents by adjusting margins, spacing, fonts, and colors — all that fun stuff
  • Invite other people to collaborate on a document with you, giving them edit, comment, or view access
  • Collaborate online in real-time and chat with other collaborators — right from inside the document
  • View your document’s revision history and roll back to any previous version
  • Download a Google document to your desktop as a Word, OpenOffice, RTF, PDF, HTML, or zip file
  • Translate a document to a different language
  • Email your documents to other people as attachments


With Google Spreadsheets, you can easily create, share, and edit spreadsheets online.

  • Import and convert .xls, .csv, .txt, and .ods formatted data.
  • Export .xls, .csv, .txt, and .ods formatted data and PDF and HTML files.
  • Use formatting and formula editing to calculate results and make your data look the way you’d like.
  • Embed a spreadsheet, or individual sheets of your spreadsheet, in your blog or website.


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