How to use Google Now Features – Google Now Commands and Smart Cards. – Google Now guide

How to use Google Now Features – Google Now Commands and Smart Cards. – Google Now guide

Google Now an amazing software just like tarot card reveals what’s going to happen with you at the very next moment, Google Now will make you aware of all the information you need throughout the day wherever you go. At Google I/O 2012, Google Now feature was given a sneak peek with some other surprises. Main focus of the event was on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS and the latest hardware device which Google is rolling next yes, we talking about Nexus 7 android tablet supporting Tegra 3.

Google Now features

Being termed as a smarter version of “Google Search”, an unofficial version of “Google Now” is already available for download. The best feature of Google Now is so-called “Smart Cards”, yes Smart Cards which pops up through out the day at the very exact moment you need them. Smart Cards work on your location preference, your personalized search queries, calendar events etc. Normally tracks the current time and your present location, still can be changed. Google Now includes some list of commands which can help you to get maximum of its features.

This article will let you aware of all Google Now features and “How To” topics of Google Now. All features are well elaborated well supported  by typing command list.

How to launch Google Now ?

  • Have a look at bottom screen of your android device and “Swipe Up”.
  • If you have Jelly Bean you can unlock the Google Now screen directly.
How to launch Google Now
  • Tapping Google search bar or you can also start voice based search by tapping on the “microphone” icon.
  • Speak “Google”, the wake up word for voice based search, in the microphone.

Google Now features TTS i.e. Text-To-Speech integration search results, yes search results are audible now till the time they are loading. You get  to see a box full of information you need with the relevant and accurate images in addition to some supplement results. Not only results depend upon your current location, you can also control them by speaking and typing some commands.

To get maximum out of Google Now we have listed some commands which will help you to get accurate desired results.

Google Now list of Commands :-

General Format of search based commands in Google Now include following :- 

  • Most easy format for search – Type in directly your <Subject of Search>.
  • What is <Subject of Search>.
  • Who invented <Subject of Search>.
  • Where is <Subject of Search>.
  • How old <Subject of Search>.
  • Writer of <Subject of Search>.
  • Definition of <Subject of Search>.
  • Weather report of <Subject of Search>.
  • Capacity of <Subject of Search>.
  • What is temperature of <Subject of Search>.
  • Who is the spouse of <Subject of Search>.
  • Stocks for <Subject of Search>.
  • Synonyms for <Subject of Search>.
General Format of search based commands in Google Now

Some Examples of above format of search :-

  • Who is the spouse of Brad Pitt ?
  • Show me the stocks for Google.
  • What is the temperature of the Sun?
  • Capacity of Eden Gardens Kolkata.
  • Synonyms for Thirsty.
  • How did princess Diana die?
General Format of search based commands in Google Now

Time and Date format of search based commands in Google Now include following :- 

  • When <Subject of Search>was developed ?
  • What’s time is it in <Subject of Search>.
  • When is sunset in <Subject of Search>.
  • When is the Earth day in <Subject of Search>.
  • What date is <Subject of Search>.
  • Time Zone of <Subject of Search>.
Time and Date format of search based commands in Google Now
Some Examples of above format of search :-
  • When is sunset in Prague.
  • What time it is in Russia.
  • When is the Earth day in 2015.
Weather format of search based commands in Google Now include following :- 
  •  Is it going to rain in <Subject of Search>.
  • What is the weather forecast for <Subject of Search>..
  • Show me the weather of <Subject of Search>.
  • Weather of <Subject of Search>.
  • Weather on <Subject of Search>.
Weather format of search based commands in Google Now

Some Examples of above format of search :-
  • Is it going to rain in Melbourne today?
  • What is the weather forecast for Friday?

Maps and Navigation format of search based commands in Google Now include following :- 

  • Map of <Place>.
  • Location of <Place>.
  • How far is <Location>?
  • Exact coordinates of <Place>
  • Show all shopping points nearby <Place>
  • Hotels at <Place>.
Maps and Navigation format of search based commands in Google Now

Some Examples of above format of search :-

  • Beauty Saloons in Islamabad.
  • Map of Venice.
  • Hotels at Delhi.

Mathematical  Calculations & Conversions format of search based commands in Google Now include following :- 

  • How much is <number> * <number>
  • What is <number> % of <number>.
  • Convert temperature of <number> into Celsius.
  • How many liters in <number> gallons.
  • What is the numerical value of <number/value/term>.
  • Cube root of <number>.
Mathematical  Calculations & Conversions format of search based commands in Google Now
Some Examples of above format of search :-
  • How much is 9*36.
  • What is 62.5% of 1000000.
  • Convert 66 degrees into Fahrenheit.
  • How many liters in 2 gallons.
  • Convert 60 miles into Km.
  • Cube root of 25
Mathematical  Calculations & Conversions format of search based commands in Google Now.

Sports format of search based commands in Google Now include following :- 

  • Points tally of <game>.
  • History of <sport>.
  • Name of <sportsman>.
  • Scorecard of match between <teamA> and <teamB>.
  • <Sportsperson>.
  • <Game>.
Sports format of search based commands in Google Now

Some Examples of above format of search :-

  • Olympics table tally.
  • Rahul Dravid.
  • Cricket.
  • Scorecard of Rangers Vs. Yankees.

Web Browsing format of search based commands in Google Now include following :- 

  • <URL>.
  • Visit <URL>.
  • Go to <Website Address>.
  • Show me <Website Address>.
  • Open <URL>.
Web Browsing format of search based commands in Google Now

Some Examples of above format of search :-

  •  Open TheGeekDaily.com
  • Go to Facebook.com

Entertainment format of search based commands in Google Now include following :-

  • Play <song name>.
  • Play <Video name>.
  • <Movie name>.
  • <Actor name> movies.
  • Who is the producer of <movie name>.
  • Who acted in <movie name>.
Entertainment format of search based commands in Google Now

Some Examples of above format of search :-
  • Run time of Cash 2010.
  • When was the first episode of Captain planet.
  • What’s the cast of the girl with a dragon tattoo.
  • Morgan freeman movies.
  • Who is the producer of Titanic.
  • Play Addiction.
  • Play Numb Linkin park.

Entertainment format of search based commands in Google Now...

Notes and Reminders commands in Google Now include following :-

  • Wake me up at <Time>.
  • Alarm at <Time>.
  • Self reminder at <Time>.
Notes and Reminders commands in Google Now

Some Examples of above format of search :-

  • Wake me up in 120 minutes.
  • Note to self dry your hair.
  • Remind me to water the plants at 10 pm.

Accurate Image Search commands in Google Now include following :-

  • Images of <Subjects of Search>.
  • Photos of <Location>.
  • Logo of <Object/Website>.
  • <Event>.
Accurate Image Search commands in Google Now

Some Examples of above format of search :-
  • Photos of opera house at night.
  • Valentine’s day.
  • Images of a Cobra snake.

Travel schedules and statuses commands in Google Now include following :-

  • Train Status of <Train>.
  • Flight status of <Flight>.
  • When will <Flight/train>arrives.
Travel schedules and statuses commands in Google Now

Some Examples of above format of search :-

  • Status of Qantas Airline 248.
  • British Airways flight 251.
  • When will AC248 departs.

Misc. format of search based commands in Google Now include following :-

  • <Type Anything>.
  • <Special events>.
  • <How to Topics>.
Misc. format of search based commands in Google Now

Some Examples of above format of search :-

  • Turn off Wi-Fi.
  • do a barrel roll.

Taking up all these categories it wraps up to a long list. Yes Google Smart cards are available from above categories only. You can always personalize them and even activate/deactivate them whenever you want.

How to Edit Google Now smart card settings :- 

Changing settings for an individual card.

  • Tap menu >settings on the card.

OR

  • Go to bottom right corner of Google Now screen, Tap Menu > Settings > Google Now.
  • You will see a Google Now smart card settings screen. Turn ON/OFF any individual card.
Now as soon as you turn off any card, it won’t appear next time you launch Google Now.
How to Dismiss a Google Now smart card ?
Whenever a card appears, after seeing it you just swipe it away to dismiss it and it’ll appear whenever you have a new update.
How to Adjust notifications of Google Now smart card ?
As soon as you have a new card to appear on your screen, you’ll see a notification at the top of your screen. Either pull it or dismiss it. Each card can have notification priority order. You can set priority for some to high and for some low. Some appears silently and other can also by ringtone or vibration.
To set priority to cards :- 
  • Tap menu >settings on the card.
OR
  •  Go to bottom right corner of Google Now screen, Tap Menu > Settings > Google Now > card name > Notifications.
Under the options “Standard notification” you can set vibration alert or ringtone for standard notifications.
For me Google Now is such a fascinating feature from Google but in case it annoys you or Smart cards troubles you, you can also turn off the whole feature of Google Now.
How to Turn Off Google Now all features ?
All basic settings of Google Now will be displayed as soon as you switch off appearance of smart cards.
  • Go to bottom right corner of Google Now screen, Tap Menu > Settings > Google Now. Now slide the switch at “top right” to “OFF”.
I hope you enjoyed our’s long list of Google Now features and Google Now Smart Cars command list, in case we have missed any feature do let us know by dropping your valuable comments.

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