Generally whenever we are in need of a G.K book we go look for a Free downloadable file on internet or go to a Pratiyogita Darpan Site. Even I used to do that ..But not anymore as Google has launched ‘GoogleLookup’ which will seriously make your life a little bit simpler.
‘Google Lookup’ is a SpreadSheet function of Google Docs. Using this function you can find Google/Internet (pun intended) right from your spreadsheet. Tutorial Video is embeded below. It’s you who has to think how you can exploit this new function provided by Google. After watching the embeded video I chuckled and thought that – now this is the power of Tech-Age. Well, let me cover ‘GoogleLookup’ in Q&A form:
Q. What is Google Lookup?
A. A google-docs spreadsheet function which searches Internet and brings the attribute you want to find. For Eg. if you want to kow the capital of ‘India’: you will put ‘India’ (event) in one column of spreadsheet and ‘Capital’ (which is attribute) in other column header. After this you will use ‘=googlelookup(“India”,”Capital”)’ in a cell and it will bring the result – New Delhi in no time.
Q. Why Google Lookup?
A. To name a few:
For Students: create GK Sheet, Project Research, Holidays List etc.
For HouseWife: know Festival Dates, Squares & Cubes (;)), songwriter etc.
For Professionals: Know Stock Price, Event Date, Move Release Date, Capital of a Country, GK Sheet etc.
Hfffff! I think I’ve provided enough reasons of why googlelookup?
Q. Limitation of Google Lookup?
A. You can do upto 1000 lookups in a single spreasheet. Even Google’s official blog didn’t talk about it. I found it when I tried to go beyond it. Here’s the proof.
- G.K for TISS
- G.k for MFC
- Download India Year Book 2009 – Free
- Gupta Empire – (GA)
- MEDIEVAL INDIA (GA)