You’ve got a Gmail address. You use Google Docs all the time. You might even store stuff in Google Drive. But Google’s a big, big company with dozens and dozens of services you may not have tried yet. Here’s a look at some of the more helpful—but under-the-radar—offerings from the search giant.
Form(s) and function
Ever tried to plan a family reunion? The emails fly. Nobody’s on the same page. Everyone has an opinion. There’s got to be a better way! That’s where Google Forms comes in. Use it to cobble together quick surveys that you can send out to the larger group, then sit back and wait for available weekends, dietary restrictions, and pot-luck sign-ups to roll in.
Your new startup is off to the races, and you want to know what people are saying about it. Use Google Alerts to automatically scour the web for mentions of whatever terms, names, or items of interest you want to keep track of. You can set your results to be delivered at a…